CHRIC Receives Award from Chautauqua Region Community Foundation

CHRIC Employees (L to R): Staci Bemis, Mayra Alvarado, Cindy Rockey, Rob Runge, Gavin Emery, Debora Grien, Phil Dunn, Roberta Peckham, Eileen Powers, Christine Olrogg and Josh Freifeld, CHRIC Executive Director.

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Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation

Chautauqua Home Rehabilitation and Improvement Corporation (CHRIC) has been awarded a grant from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation (CRCF) – Axel W. Carlson Fund for Field of Interest, in order to purchase a sign to be used at outreach events to commemorate their broad scope of services in the county of Chautauqua. Text and numbers on the sign can be changed to allow for continued use for years to come. Thank you CRCF for your continued support!

For 39 years, CHRIC has been improving the housing stock of Chautauqua County and the living conditions of its low-income residents. As a chartered NeighborWorks® organization, we provide leadership in strengthening communities and creating affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate income families. Over the past five years alone, CHRIC has created 54 New Homeowners, has counseled 352 in Financial Literacy, Repaired or Rehabbed 438 owner-occupied homes, developed or preserved 124 rental homes, assisted 1,033 families in Chautauqua County, provided 293 volunteer hours, and provided a total of direct investment of over $11 million dollars in Chautauqua County. More information about CHRIC can be found on CHRIC’s website at

CHRIC is part of the national NeighborWorks® network, an affiliation of more than 240 nonprofit organizations located in every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. In 2016, the NeighborWorks® network helped 360,000 individuals and families with affordable housing and counseling. The NeighborWorks® network was founded and is supported by NeighborWorks® America, which creates opportunities for people to live in affordable homes, improve their lives and strengthen their communities.