Catholic Charities Housing Opportunities
Abusive Credit Practices/Predatory Lending Education
Financing a Major Purchase
Methods of Offering Services
Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage, Stark, and Trumbull Counties
Catholic Charities Housing Opportunities (CCHO) initiates and participates in housing and community development projects, owns and manages property, and offers housing counseling services and related programs. CCHO is a HUD certified housing counseling agency through its affiliation with Catholic Charities USA. CCHO provides a wide range of housing counseling services with a particular focus on homeownership. We operate a downpayment assistance program linked to pre- and post-purchase homeownership counseling. Educating our clients about finances and budgeting is a critical element of our work.
Programs and Fees
Not for individuals, although we do contract with financial institutions and government entities for homeownership counseling.
Materials and Publications
HUD-Housing Counseling Manual, Key to Homeownership Workbook, Better Money Management Workbook, Numerous other pamphlets from FRC, Fannie Mae Workbooks, numerous other pamphlets and materials from various sources.
Mission and/or Goals
Catholic Charities Housing Opportunities works to ensure that low-income and other disadvantaged people within the Diocese of Youngstown region have access to long-term, affordable, safe, and adequate housing within a supportive community. Recognizing the dignity that God has bestowed on every person, and sustained by the church community, we strive to empower those we serve, to engage them in efforts to improve their quality of life, and to pursue economic justice.