Who We Are

CHN is a highly seasoned, nonprofit affordable housing developer and housing service provider that works with its partners to solve major housing challenges for low-income people and underserved communities. We partner with cities and organizations to deliver housing solutions for their constituents. We partner with utility companies, financial institutions, and public agencies to manage and deliver large-scale housing resources to the community. We partner with people—low-income individuals, families, seniors, the disabled and the homeless—to improve their housing stability.

Through our partnerships we have developed over 7,000 affordable homes, and each year serve over 60,000 families through a wide array of housing services.

We work in Ohio and neighboring states to preserve and expand affordable housing, building equitable communities. By investing in affordable housing, we are investing in families, communities and the economy. We are investing in the power of a permanent address.


Housing Development & Property Management
Home Ownership Programs
Safety Nets & Supports
Energy Services
Housing/Financial Counseling & Education

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

CHN Housing Partners is an organization of builders who bring together all varying backgrounds, ideas, abilities, and points of view to invent solutions, products, and services in collaboration with employees, customers and communities served.

We aspire to create an organization and an environment where equity, belonging and inclusion are achievable for all; where respect and appreciation are the cornerstone of our culture; where equal access and opportunity to learn, grow, succeed, and thrive are available to everyone.

We embrace courageous dialogue, seek to understand and serve as allies, mentors, and sponsors to create positive employee experiences for all team members. We value the power of our differences and the impact we can make when we come together united by shared values and purpose.

Principles of Our Work

  • 1 Entrepreneurial Culture - Willingness to take calculated risks in support of our mission
  • 2 Solutions-driven - Ability to customize integrated housing solutions
  • 3 Sense of Urgency - Knowing how to swiftly operationalize and execute when rapid response is vital
  • 4 Collaboration-oriented - Working through coalitions to achieve scale and impact
  • 5 Client-centered - Focused on achieving impact for our partners, the community and those we serve

Our Impact

Building & Preserving Affordable Housing
homes developed
Advancing Home Ownership
new low-income homeowners
Improving Housing Stability
families served each year
Reducing Chronic Homelessness
drop in chronic homeless counts

Why Housing Matters

Every year, millions of people look for ways to move out of poverty. We believe stable, affordable housing is the platform from which they can succeed. We know the power of a permanent address can improve a child’s health, increase a parent’s job opportunities, improve a student’s education and revitalize a struggling neighborhood. By investing in affordable housing, we are investing in families, communities, and the economy. We are investing in the power of a permanent address. 

"Stable, affordable housing serves as the first vaccine in a series to ensuring healthy people and communities. You need good education, public safety, and decent jobs as well, but if you don't start with housing first, none of those interventions will work well."

Megan Sandel, MD, MPH, Boston University

Funding Partners

2023 Funding Partners:

  • Gilbert Family Foundation
  • KeyBank Foundation
  • Siemer Institute for Family Stability
  • Kresge Foundation
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury - CDFI Fund
  • NeighborWorks America
  • The Cleveland Foundation
  • George Gund Foundation
  • Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • Flagstar Bank
  • Hearst Foundations
  • Nord Family Foundation
  • Enterprise Community Partners
  • Third Federal Savings & Loan
  • City of Cleveland
  • Cuyahoga County
  • Bank of America
  • Housing Partnership Network
  • Huntington National Bank
  • McMaster-Carr Supply Co.
  • Meisel & Pesses Family Foundation
  • Congregation of St. Joseph
  • Cavaliers Community Foundation
  • F.N.B. Corporation
  • Higley Fund of The Cleveland Foundation
  • U.S. Bank
  • The Abington Foundation
  • Dollar Bank
  • Starfish Computer Corporation
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation
  • The PNC Foundation
  • Community Foundation of Lorain County
  • United Healthcare
  • The Reinberger Foundation
  • Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation
  • 2014 Jacqueline and Fred C. Rothstein Charitable Lead Trust
  • Citizens Bank RBS
  • CVS Health Aetna
  • Hiti, DiFrancesco and Siebold, Inc.
  • IFF
  • John G. Johnson Construction
  • M.E. and F.J. Callahan Foundation
  • Mistic Construction
  • Peter Meisel & Susan Yarus Meisel
  • Regency Construction Services
  • Staffing Solutions
  • Shorr/McKnight Fund
  • Cuyahoga County Land Reutilization Corporation
  • First Federal of Lakewood
  • John Davies
  • Klein Hornig
  • Giant Eagle Foundation
  • Holzer Family Charitable Fund