A CHDO (pronounced “Choe’-doe”) is a private nonprofit, community-based service organization whose primary purpose is to provide and develop decent, affordable housing for the community it serves. Locally certified CHDOs receive a formal designation from Dayton indicating that they meet certain HOME Program requirements and therefore are eligible to apply for HOME funding.

The HOME Program definition of a CHDO is found at 24 CFR Part 92.2. A copy of the HOME regulation (24 CFR Part 92) can be found at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website at Information about State CHDO Certification may be found on the Ohio Housing Finance Agency website.