We wanted to share an encouraging transformation with you! See this?     This is one of our renovation projects in the Cathedral neighborhood. This first photo shows what it looked like when we first began working on it. This home was vacant for a long time before we acquired it. Filled with trash, dark, dangerous,…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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