The Center for Nonprofit Housing (CNH) is a supporting organization of TrueNorth and is committed to assuring all members of our community have access to quality affordable housing, one home at a time.
CNH promotes the growth of healthy communities by educating people to make good decisions. Planting the seeds of knowledge is the first step; a person’s motivation to act is the second step and comes from within. We encourage families to get involved in their communities, be a good neighbor, live within their means and value what they have.
CNH fosters strong relationships with funding sources who are willing and able to invest in creative programs. Our programs prepare families for the responsibility of homeownership, lend support in hard times, raise the level of quality housing standards and teach participants to do for themselves.
Homebuyer Education Classes
Financial Literacy Classes
Home Maintenance Classes
Foreclosure Prevention Classes
Housing Choice Vouchers
CNH owns and operates a ten-unit five duplex housing complex on Southwoods Avenue in the City of Fremont. The housing facility is adjacent to Arboretum Park and contains six carports, off-street parking, coin-operated laundry and storage space. Each unit is approximately 800 square feet with a full kitchen, bathroom, living room, and bedroom. Heat, cooking and hot water are gas operated and individually controlled.
Homebuyer Assistance Program
The Homebuyer Assistance Program (HAP) is designed to assist low to moderate income families purchase and renovate homes in Newaygo County. Individual counseling will be provided to help with credit / debt / affordability analysis and helping to build a credit history. Our goal at CNH is to help you become mortgage ready! CNH offers up to $10,000 for down payment assistance and closing costs, and up to $20,000 for renovations.
Homebuyer Education, Financial Management, Pre-Ownership, Foreclosure Prevention, and Home Maintenance Classes
Providing this service to applicants, especially those who do not immediately qualify for mortgage financing helps broaden the pool of prospective homebuyers by allowing families access to the information necessary for them to purchase on their own or utilize our services once their financial situation has improved.
CNH provides confidential counseling at no cost to families who are facing foreclosure or experiencing a financial hardship that may lead to foreclosure. CNH works with families facing this crisis to help them understand all available options to prevent the foreclosure from occurring. Homeowners need to attend the class (one session only) and schedule a confidential and private appointment to speak with a housing counselor. CNH is certified by Federal (Housing and Urban Development or HUD) and State (Michigan State Housing Development Authority or MSHDA) government. Call to register for a class and/or schedule an appointment.
If you have any questions concerning any CNH program or service, you are encouraged to call (231) 924-0641 for more information. You can also find more information about CNH by visiting www.cnhousing.org.