CHWC serves a highly diverse population, and it’s our mission to be a resource for the whole community. All of our services are available on a regular basis in English and in Spanish. To help extend the reach of our services, CHWC partners with Catholic Charities each year to teach a homebuyer education class that is translated into…

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What you probably know: CHWC works to create healthy, resilient neighborhoods, and one of the ways we do this is by building high-quality homes. What you may not know: To a degree, our mission is reflected in our home design.   Today, we’re giving you a glimpse of several of our ongoing projects and highlighting…

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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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Buying her dream house once seemed like an unattainable goal. But on December 26, Claudia Flores and her family celebrated their first anniversary as homeowners. If you haven’t read the Flores’ full homeownership story, click here for a recap. Claudia and her husband Eddy had always wanted a home of their own. They especially wanted to provide…

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“I still can’t believe it.” Those were some of Karen Marcel’s first words when Claudia Flores and I sat down to talk with her about her new home. Karen moved into the house in mid-June. Since then, it’s evident that she has been busy making it her own. As she greeted us and led us…

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The St. Benedict neighborhood is now home to six new residents, and this family couldn’t be happier with their new home. The Rais, a Bhutanese family who immigrated to the US in 2014 from a refugee camp in Nepal, closed on a CHWC-built new home on Thursday, November 29. The Rais’ journey to having a home of…

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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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Saha and his family lived in Nepal for over 20 years before moving to the US in 2012. Saha, his wife and four children lived in an apartment in Kansas City, Kansas before purchasing their home. Like other immigrant families, the Biswas had many questions about the home buying process. Saha turned to his family for…

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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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