Paths to Project Development: Converting Surplus Church Property into Affordable Housing (Second Edition)
Paths to Project Development (First Edition) presents examples of successful conversions of surplus church property into affordable housing units. This guide is a dynamic document featuring project profiles submitted by Catholic Charities member agencies.
The conversion of surplus church property can add value to parishes and the diocese and provide quality housing to low-income households.
The second edition of CCUSA’s “Converting Surplus Church Property into Affordable Housing” guide examines two new project profiles and their different approaches to successful site acquisition. The first profile features a “joint venture” conversion completed by two Catholic Charities agencies and two dioceses. The second examines the conversion of underutilized real church property into affordable housing in a way that broadens the definition of surplus church property.
Paths to Project Development (First Edition)
The Paths to Project Development series presents examples of successful conversions of surplus church property into affordable housing units to provide quality, long-lasting housing that adds value to the communities they serve.
Catholic Charities Housing and its staff operate on one very simple idea based on one simple question: ‘Would I put my mother in this apartment?’ If the answer is yes, they know they are doing it the right way.