About Us

Our Mission, Our Calling

Catholic Housing Initiative (CHI) is dedicated to providing safe, affordable housing to vulnerable seniors and families while improving their quality of life.

CHI was formed in 1990 a group of Catholic business and community leaders who took up our mission to strengthen families and promote a healthy community by providing senior and affordable housing in the DFW Metroplex. Since 1990, the organization developed or acquired 1252 apartment homes and currently operates 768, providing quality, affordable, service-enhanced housing.

Our rationale for developing LaEstrella, is that some families want and need home ownership, not rental housing.  Plus we’re interested in North Oak Cliff as shown by our two Notre Dame projects on Madison Avenue.  So one of the members of CHI, Notre Dame Place Inc., was tasked to build 14 high quality, yet affordable homes in an in-town neighborhood near all the exciting things happening in north Oak Cliff.

Quality of life, and desirable homes for purchase … a combination that represents a new and genuinely good chapter for CHI, and our city. If you would like to know more about our mission, donate or ask us a question, please see us here.