Our Mission: To invest in individuals, families, and rural communities by developing ownership, equity, and skills.
Community Home Builders (formerly Yamhill Community Development Corporation) is a private non-profit that has been building homes and investing in rural communities for over twenty years. Our organization partners with families and individuals, helping them build their own homes, achieve long-term stability and learn valuable skills aiding in long-term home maintenance.
The heart of our organization is the Mutual Self-Help Housing Program. Here, 8-12 families team together to help build each others’ homes. Once complete, the families own their homes and have earned sweat equity along the way! This program is perfect for low and moderate income families, with mortgages that adjust with income levels. In addition to the Mutual Self-Help Program, CHB owns and manages farm-worker housing apartments and operates an array of savings and educational programs aimed at helping families find their way into affordable, stable, long-term housing.
CHB has been operating in the Willamette Valley for over twenty years. During that time, we have built over 170 homes in communities such as McMinnville, Gervais, Carlton, Amity, Sheridan and Lafayette. CHB has provided stable housing for over 500 people, including 259 children! Moreover, CHB, by building in the valley and utilizing local vendors, suppliers and contractors, has fed more than $21M dollars into the local economy – creating jobs and wages for our local businesses while at the same time creating stable housing for our clients!
Since 1996 we have helped build eight Oregon neighborhoods housing more than 160 family homes. Our neighborhoods can be found in:
Green Heights, Lafayette / 2012 to 2016
Fifty lots have been purchased in Lafayette, Oregon. These are fully developed lots, ready for construction. Nine houses were completed in August, 2012, with four more groups of 9-13 scheduled to complete by summer 2016.
Willoria Estates / 2010 to 2011
Situated in Gervais, OR, these 20 homes are set for completion in June of 2011. These 20 homes are anticipated to serve approximately 40 adults and 20 children! The construction on this project is expected to provide our local businesses and economic partners with nearly $3.6M – while providing valley residents with opportunities for long-term, affordable and stable housing!
Carlton Rolling Hills / 2006 to 2009
Located in Carlton, OR, these 42 homes were completed over a four year period, beginning in 2006 and finishing in 2009. These homes served 64 adults and 55 children – totaling 119 residents! The construction supported the local economy with over $6.3M – all the while, providing residents with long-term, stable housing!
Amity Meadows / 2004 to 2005
Built in Amity, OR, these 22 homes were completed between 2004 and 2005. These homes served 39 adults and 25 children. The construction of these homes brought over $4.4M to the local economy – providing not only stable housing – but wages and jobs for the local economy!
Harmony and Cypress Meadows / 2000 to 2003
Situated in McMinnville, OR, 42 homes were completed over a four year period, beginning in 2000 and finishing in 2003. These homes served 75 adults and 64 children – totaling 139 residents! The construction supported the local economy with over $2.5M – all the while, providing residents with long-term, stable housing!
Sheridan, OR / 1998
These six homes were completed in 1998. This project served 20 individuals – 11 adults and 9 children. The construction of these homes provided a boost to the local economy of more than $525,000!
Westvale and Barclay Heights / 1997 to 1999
Located in McMinnville, OR, these 20 homes were completed in two subdivisions between 1997 and 1999. This project served 36 adults and 39 children. The construction of these homes brought over $1.6M to the local economy – supporting both local businesses and stable housing!
Lafayette, OR / 1996
These 10 homes were completed in 1996. This project served 10 families with 25 children. The construction of these homes brought over $665,000 dollars to the local economy – providing not only stable housing, but wages and jobs for area workers!