CHAD (Community Housing Association of Dodge City)
CHAD is a non-profit organization established to facilitate all levels of housing for citizens of our community and members of our work force that are commuting to Ford County for employment.
To address housing needs in the community by revitalizing neighborhoods through comprehensive assistance to persons of low-to-moderate income.
- Recapture abandoned or unoccupied housing while cleaning up blighted areas
- Eliminate health and safety hazards in older homes
- Expanding homeowner education programs and construction education programs
- Develop a strong volunteer base
- Construct new housing in the low- to moderate- income level
Abandoned Housing Program:
CHAD has partnered with the City of Dodge City, Kansas Housing Resources Corporations Moderate Income Housing (MIH) Program, and the Dodge City Community College Trade Program for the Abandoned Housing Program. Advantages of the Abandoned Housing Program include:
- It is less expensive to rehab an existing structure in comparison to new construction.
- Neighborhood stabilization. The renovation of older homes not only improves the quality of the neighborhood, but also removes blight, and reduces crime that comes with vacant houses.
- Gaining “hands-on” experience with the building of homes is a perfect training tool for students. It not only brings into play different construction techniques, but also teaches energy efficiency, code compliance and working conditions, while allowing students to experience community development in the process.
- Utilizes another method of housing development that is cost effective, innovative and succeeds in making more housing units available to the community.
- Rehabilitating abandoned housing puts property back onto the tax roll, helping the entire community.
The pictures below are of a vacant house that was donated to CHAD. The Abandoned Housing Program renovated the home, cleaned up the neighborhood and placed the property back on the tax roll.
The home below was the first new build by CHAD and the Dodge City Community College Building Trades Program. The home was a infill in a blighted neighborhood. The new build cleaned up the neighborhood and added a new affordable house to the housing stock.