Centre County Housing and Land Trust aims to better serve the housing needs of low to moderate income households in Centre County through long-term affordable housing.   We focus on: developing and overseeing of affordable housing; providing budget and pre-/post-purchase homeownership counseling; working with for-profit/non-profit developers; and working with local municipalities on affordable housing issues and implementing their affordable housing policies.


Centre County Housing and Land Trust strengthens communities through the development and stewardship of permanently affordable homes for people of low- to moderate-income in Centre County, PA.


Centre County Housing and Land Trust will lead the way to create diverse, vibrant communities through long-term affordable housing in Centre County, PA.


Guided by the principles of responsible development and stewardship, the CCHLT seeks to develop and sustain affordable housing by pursuing these values:

  • Permanent Affordability: To preserve the quality and affordability of housing for future low and moderate income residents of Centre County through a resale restriction and formula for each unit by ground lease or deed restriction.
  • Housing Security and Mobility: To increase the ability of low and moderate income households to secure decent and affordable housing. Our partners provide counseling and homebuyer education while CCHLT develops and stewards a mix of housing types and tenures.
  • Neighborhood Quality: To combat community deterioration in residential neighborhoods by promoting the development, rehabilitation, and maintenance of quality housing.
  • Environmental Sustainability: To protect the natural environment and to promote the ecologically sound use of land and natural resources, as well as the long-term sustainability of the County. CCHLT supports strategies that reduce energy costs & consumption and foster pedestrian & transit-oriented communities.
  • Community Control: To promote the general social welfare of the County and to maintain the historic and aesthetic qualities of the County communities. Members of CCHLT elect a Board of Directors from three stakeholder groups: residents of our homes or low- to moderate-income people; representatives from partner organizations; and general public.
  • Integrity and Accountability: To conduct our business, programs, and activities with honesty, integrity, and fairness. CCHLT is accountable to the people we serve through our membership and elected Board of Directors.