CHRC Mission Statement

The Community Housing Resource Center (CHRC) is a program dedicated to building a more favorable climate in local communities in Westchester County for affordable housing. It provides information, technical assistance and education in constructive ways to local public officials, residents and other stakeholders to develop affordable housing plans and projects that will receive broad-based community support.

CHCR Policy Board of Directors

Goal
To achieve the creation of more affordable housing.

Program strategies

Education
Community outreach
Create support groups for advocacy
Review comprehensive plans, local zoning issues, and affordable housing plans
Provide project concept assistance

Implementation measures (or techniques) for the CHRC Program

Training of advocates
Sponsoring and/or participating in educational forums
Preparing information packets
Coordinating with partners
Performing research
Conducting surveys
Site investigation
Preparing "Best Practices"/ model ordinances
Site analysis

CHRC partners with Countywide/Regional and Local Partners (such as Pace Land Use Law Center in a 4 day Leadership Training Program focusing on housing issues, conflict resolution and community decision making techniques to improve community assistance capabilities) local houses of worship, local governments, local chambers of commerce and local housing groups and non-profit corporations.

List of Westchester communities where CHRC is active and groups receiving assistance from CHRC

1.
Village of Briarcliff Manor
(Briarcliff Manor Citizens for Affordable Housing)
2.
Town of Cortlandt
(Cortlandt Citizens for Affordable Housing)
3.
Town of Eastchester
4.
Town of Greenburgh
(Greenburgh Citizens for Affordable Housing)
5.
Town of North Salem
6.
Village of Ossining
(Working with IFCA and other interested stakeholders)
7.
City of Peekskill
(Working with The Preservation Company and the Peekskill Area Pastors Association)
8.
Village of Port Chester
(Port Chester Residents for Affordable Housing)
9.
Town of Pound Ridge
(Pound Ridge Housing Development Corporation)
10.
City of Rye
(Rye Commission on Human Rights and Rye Interfaith Housing Corporation)
11.
Village of Sleepy Hollow
(Pending Adoption of Mission Statement - Sleepy Hollow Citizens for Affordable Housing)
12.
Town of Somers
(Somers Affordable Housing Board)
13.
City of White Plains
(White Plains Affordable Housing Committee)
14.
Town of Yorktown
(Yorktown Community Housing Board)