Community Housing Development Organizations
A Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) is a nonprofit, community-based, service organization which develops affordable housing for the communities in which it works and serves.
The HOME Program, under the HOME Final Rule 24 CFR Part 92, provides that the County of San Bernardino make HOME funds available for affordable housing activities to be undertaken by CHDOs.
CHDOs provide a unique opportunity for the County to partner with organizations that:
understand the housing needs in their communities
are comprised of members of the community, and
have the interests of the community as their guiding principle and purpose
Working with CHDOs enhances:
the County’s capacity to develop affordable housing by making resources available to organizations that can leverage other resources
the process for involving community members in making decisions about affordable housing investments
and develops the capacity of new partners in order to expand the expertise of housing providers throughout San Bernardino County
Only CHDOs that have been certified by the County of San Bernardino Community Development and Housing may receive funds from the County’s CHDO set-aside.