Honoring Cecelia Wisniewski, a dedicated advocate for over 10 years

July 11, 2022

This year’s Center Circle Award, to be presented by Monsignor Tom Tank at the annual Block Party for Rooftops event on September 9, 2022, goes to dedicated volunteer and supporter Cecelia Wisniewski. The award is traditionally presented to a volunteer who has made an exceptional long-term contribution to the mission of CHWC. Past recipients of…

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CHWC’s 2020 Front Porch Party for Front Porches

September 15, 2020

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April Project Update

April 23, 2020

CHWC is still hard at work building high-quality affordable homes for KCK residents. Construction and renovation are considered essential business during the stay home order, but to keep our contractors safe, we have had them work rotating shifts to prevent the possible spread of disease. Here’s a summary of our current new construction projects from…

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Frightening to Inviting

April 6, 2020

Renovation is difficult work, and sometimes it takes a long time for progress to become visible. This house in the Cathedral neighborhood is a good example.                                                       The photos…

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2020 Tax Deadline Extended

March 24, 2020

Did you know? The IRS has extended the deadline to file and pay federal income taxes to July 15, 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Kansas and Missouri state tax deadlines have also been extended to the same date. The IRS is offering relief to taxpayers in the face of the pandemic. You can…

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Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 16, 2020

CHWC is committed to protecting the health and safety of our staff, customers, and community, while ensuring the continuity of our services. Due to increasing risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the Kansas City metro, CHWC’s offices are closed to the public until further notice. However, we will still be working hard to rebuild our…

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More Than Rooftops

October 3, 2019

On the evening of September 6th, 253 friends and partners of CHWC gathered on the elegantly-decorated rooftop at The Legends for a relaxing evening of music, drinks, food, and fireworks. The celebration, which will be an annual tradition, is called the “Rooftop Party for Rooftops;” the name captures the energy and care of a community that enables us to…

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Once a Resident, Always an Advocate

August 29, 2019

This September 6th, CHWC will host a rooftop party to honor long-time volunteer and Wyandotte County native Jeff Lipp with the Monsignor Tom Tank Continue the Legacy, Center Circle Award. Past recipients of this award include Monsignor Tom Tank, Joe Reardon, Craig and Karen Gaffney, Jim Owens, Susan Carroll, and Tom Bickimer. Over the years, Jeff…

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Service From the Heart

March 14, 2019

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day,  CHWC Volunteer Recruiter Leslie Scott organized two events for an MLK Day of Service. The first was a clean-up day for CHWC’s EPIC Arts program. Volunteers helped wash down chairs, tables and shelving in the clay studio. The program has been operating in a temporary space while their building…

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One Small Step

December 3, 2018

When most people think about becoming a homeowner, all they see is that final picture: Keys in hand, closing the freshly-painted front door behind them. But there is a lot of work that goes into becoming a homeowner. One of the most important first steps is to become informed about the mortgaging process. Another is learning how…

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