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A Healthy Home for the New Year

It's a new year, and maybe you're thinking about ways to make sure your home starts the year in great shape. Ian Morse, our property manager, says this checklist from the National Center for Healthy Housing is a good place to start. (Click on the images to view and download a full-size copy of the [...]

Homeowner Stories: Meet Kate

"As a person with a disability, housing is a challenge, to put it mildly," shares Kate. A native of Upstate New York, Kate came to North Carolina to attend the UNC School of Social Work. When she graduated, she stayed -- and she's now a social worker in the pediatric oncology clinic at UNC Hospitals. [...]

2020 #bestnine

2020 was quite a year! Here are our CHT #bestnine stats for 2020 -- and cheers to even more growth together in 2021!

The 7 Steps to Becoming a CHT Homeowner

Buying a home through Community Home Trust is a bit different from buying on the private market. If you have questions about the steps outlined below, please email our Program Coordinator Yandry Mastromihalis at or give her a call at 919.967.1545 x313. Visit our website and submit your application. Go to and click [...]

Homeowner Stories: Meet Priscilla

In 2012, Priscilla stumbled on information about Community Home Trust. And although she had no savings, she had a dream of being a homeowner one day. So she applied. And then she waited. Priscilla had moved to Chapel Hill from Kenya in 2006 and started over with nothing. Although she worked in the hotel industry [...]

You have been a gift to me in 2020

By Kimberly Sanchez, Executive Director “What I can say about Community Home Trust is that it’s a blessing.” That’s what Priscilla told us recently, after she purchased her CHT home in October of this year, nine years after she first applied to our program. As I reflect on the end of 2020 – and the [...]

Homeowner Stories: Meet Chris

This week, we're excited to introduce you to our new blog series: Homeowner Stories! Our first homeowner feature is Chris, who has owned his home at Vineyard Square in Chapel Hill for about five years. At 29 years old, Chris is a first-time homeowner -- and he readily admits that he never imagined homeownership would [...]


2020 has been a challenge for all of us in so many ways. Thankfully, Community Home Trust (CHT) residents have had the security of their homes during these uncertain times. These residents include individuals like Kyong M., a nurse and single mother. Just last year, Kyong and her daughter were able to relocate from a [...]

Our Core Values

Our work is guided by these core values: Dedication to our mission: We care about our homeowners, tenants, and the community we share. We seek out new and innovative opportunities and solutions to partner and serve. Focus on inclusion: We want our organization to reflect our community, and we hold ourselves accountable to building a [...]

We’re Thankful

As we enter the holiday season, the Community Home Trust team is thankful for each other, for our family and friends, for our community, and for so much more!