In 1990, Msgr. Kilian J. Broderick organized a group of Catholic business and community leaders to take on a mission to strengthen families and promote a healthy community by providing senior and affordable housing in the Metroplex. CHI’s first activity was to acquire a 256-unit multi-family community in August 1992, and has since continued to acquire or develop additional affordable housing in the Dallas area to become what is today over 1100 units of affordable rental housing, with an additional 366 additional units under construction and anticipated to open in early 2024.
A Catholic retirement community was a long-held hope of the Catholic community of North Texas and an early goal of CHI. That goal was met in the early 2000’s with the development of St. Joseph Village and its Holy Family Chapel. Today it is home to 195 seniors and is owned and managed by CHRISTUS Health.
In 2017, CHI responded to a call to action of the Dallas Commission on Homelessness by collaborating with Catholic Charities Dallas to create St. Jude Center – Forest Lane which became the first permanent supportive housing site away from central Dallas and the “gold standard” model for others. Today CHI and Catholic Charities Dallas is proud to offer housing for our communities most vulnerable, the homeless, at three St. Jude Centers – Forest Lane, Park Central, and Vantage Point providing almost 500 homes and wraparound casework for our residents. CHI’s successful partnership with the City of Dallas and Dallas County also assisted in making this needed housing possible.
CHI is a set of nonprofit corporations operating under governance of a self-perpetuating Board of Directors. Each corporation holds a Section 501(c)(3) Federal tax exemption and Texas franchise tax exemption. The corporations make their financial statements available via Form 990 upon request or at www.guidestar.org.
Our mission is to ensure low to moderate-income seniors, families, individuals, and our communities most vulnerable, the homeless, have access to a safe, welcoming communities with amenities that support a high quality of life.
OUR BOARD MEMBERS
Sr. Mary Anne Owens
President and Director
Sister Kathleen Bauer
Secretary and Director
Advisory Board of Directors:
Treasurer and Advisory Director
Chief Operating Officer