Honoring Cecelia Wisniewski, a dedicated advocate for over 10 years

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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A Happy Ending for 456 N. 17th Street

CHWC extensively rehabbed this home in the St. Peter’s neighborhood. When we acquired it, it had suffered fire damage after being vacant for a period of time. After undergoing the dramatic transformation you see in this video, 456 N. 17th is now the envy of the neighborhood! Video by Matt Maassel

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10 Years “On the Corner”

by Bek Shackelford-Nwaganga; edited by Rebekah Swank Rachel says the house she lives in is one of the prettiest on the block. It’s easy to see why she feels such pride: the home’s large, wrap-around porch and the brightly colored flowers out front seem designed to draw the attention of passersby on the adjacent street.…

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Partners for Financial Freedom

posted by Rebekah Shackelford & Rebekah Swank There’s no doubt that right now, financial security and housing stability are top of mind for a lot of our neighbors. More than ever, our families need an advocate in their community who can offer resources and connections to help them achieve lasting independence. CHWC has been working…

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April Project Update

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

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

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

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

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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