Community Resources & Housing Development Corporation

A nonprofit organization

Building our future, together

In the U.S. the average price of a single-family home has more than doubled in the last decade. Colorado prices have reached a record high that even those earning a median income struggle to afford what was once an achievable goal for most working families. 

With the recent passing of Proposition 123, Coloradoans have shown they care about affordable housing more than ever. Policy makers aren't the only ones working behind the scenes. Nonprofit 501c3s like CRHDC are quietly achieving huge successes for your neighbors and extended community. 

Our funding comes from an array of funders including federal, state and local grants, as well as corporations, foundations, and private donors. Your donations immediately serve those looking for help comes from supporters like you.  

What community is saying 

"I think the Mutual Self-Help home program is a great program for people like me. When I first began the home buying process, I felt so helpless because I didn't realize how much was involved. It's great to be able to work with the CRHDC staff and also be around other families that are in the same situation as me. I'm excited for a place to call my own, and not have to waste money anymore on renting. It's something I've never done before and I'm a little nervous, especially with a baby due in November but I'm confident that I will be able to do it." - Sonia C. a first-time homeowner with the mutual Self Help program

"It was wonderful to know I had client advocates on my side to look out for my best interests. I felt safe throughout the whole process." -Belia Casillas, new homeowner and Board of Directors member

"I am thankful for the place to live that I now have and I love my apartment. I am comfortable and happy and wouldn't change anything about it." -Elaine F. with Casas De Rio Grande Senior Housing

"I don't think that this would have been possible without your help. Getting my credit issues fixed raised my credit score about 100 points, and getting the Down Payment Assistance was crucial. Thank you so, so much!" -Janet H. a new homeowner

"It took several business calls and many complicated figures, and at times it seemed hopeless. However, I am sincerely grateful and wish to thank Community Resources and Housing Development Corporation for their help and encouragement turned my hopelessness into a great miracle. I'm proud to say I still reside in my home now with a much lower payment." -Tania D. Foreclosure Prevention Client

"We are happy here being able to do things on our own. We love having a nice yard and our own deck outside and watching the wild animals in the yard; like squirrels, deer, birds, etc. If we were to move that would be out of the question. We are happy where we are at right now." -Mark & Sandi T with La Hacienda Del Norte Senior & Disabled Housing


CRHDC provides pathways to housing resources and asset-building opportunities. We do this through innovative approaches in providing sustainable and affordable housing, life-skills, and economic development opportunities to benefit low-to-moderate income households throughout Colorado through property development, financing, education, partnership, and technical assistance.

Background Statement

CRHDC was incorporated in 1971 as Colorado Rural Housing Development Corporation to address the intolerable living conditions and lack of adequate housing for migrant farmworkers in the San Luis Valley in rural Colorado. The mission has expanded over the years to address urban and rural community needs on a state-wide scale. This includes homeownership counseling, financial management education, affordable single-family housing development, post-purchase homeowner education, foreclosure prevention services, affordable multi-family rental housing, property management, and technical assistance provision with a focus on households at or below 80% of Area Median Income.

CRHDC has served 30 counties in Colorado in addition to providing technical assistance as a leader for housing developments across the country for the last 50 years.

Organization Data


Organization name

Community Resources & Housing Development Corporation

other names

CRHDC, Colorado Rural Housing Development Corporation

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Housing & Shelter


7305 N. Lowell Blvd Suite 200
Westminster, CO 80030


1016 West Avenue Suite #5
Alamosa, CO 81101

Service areas

Adams County, CO, US

Alamosa County, CO, US





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