In 1991, the Orange County Affordable Housing Task Force created the Orange Community Housing Corporation (OCHC). Over the next ten years and through several iterations, Community Home Trust (CHT) was born. By the time we sold our first home in June 2000, we had already helped create nearly 100 affordable housing opportunities in Chapel Hill.
By the time we marked our 30th anniversary in 2021, we had 332 permanently affordable homes in our inventory in Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Our homeowners include nurses, university employees, teachers and others, who serve our community but otherwise could not afford to own a home here. Our tenants are of households earning less than 60% of the area median income; section 8 vouchers are accepted.