CHWC News

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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New Crops, New Faces, New Stories

August 22, 2019

Produce isn’t the only thing that has been growing over at Splitlog Farm. Over the past few months, our community farm has been undergoing some exciting developments. These improvements were made possible by volunteers from all over Kansas City.

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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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CHWC Celebrates an Old Tradition and Finds New Ways to Serve Our Community

November 3, 2018

On any given day at Community Housing of Wyandotte County (CHWC), you may find aspiring homeowners originating from a wide variety of countries visiting our office. The rich tapestry of our diverse Kansas City, Kan., population makes our community a place of delicious food and fun cultural traditions. Recently, CHWC participated in the Mexican tradition…

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A Trip to Splitlog Farm

May 3, 2018

This virtual field trip takes kids to Kansas City, Kansas, where Steve Curtis of Community Housing Wyandotte County, and students from M.E. Pearson Elementary are growing food and strengthening their community at the same time. Steve talks about kids as farmers, vacant properties, the importance of safe places for kids, and local food in schools.…

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CHWC is a NeighborWorks America Proud Member

March 27, 2018

You may not know that CHWC is a member of the national NeighborWorks America network. We are actually larger and stronger than most local organizations because of our network membership. NeighborWorks America is a congressionally chartered nonprofit dedicated to creating places of opportunity across the country. CHWC is one of nearly 250 members of NeighborWorks network, receiving technical assistance; flexible…

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