Site Excavation

Foundations are being dugSite excavation has begun at Thompson Place. Two new, permanently affordable homes are being built at the same time for an economy of scale. Stay tuned for more photos and video from the site.

You may be wondering what is a modular home. Is it a mobile home? No, it is not. “Modular construction is a process in which a building is constructed off-site, under controlled plant conditions, using the same materials and designing to the same codes and standards as conventionally built facilities – but in about half the time. Buildings are produced in “modules” that when put together on site, reflect the identical design intent and specifications of the most sophisticated site-built facility – without compromise.” For more information on modular construction, visit the Modular Building Institute website. CCHLT is excited to use this innovative building method on our two homes.

If you missed any of the updates, here is a brief overview of the home build process. In August, CCHLT sent out a RFP for two new, modular homes featuring three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. In addition to 1200+ sq.ft. of finished space, each home would have ample storage space with a full basement. In September, CCHLT announced that Valley Homes was selected as the builder for the two homes. From September through October, CCHLT Board member and Project Development Committee Chair, George Khoury, procured the necessary permits to begin construction on the homes. In November, Reliance Bank financed CCHLT’s construction loans on the two homes.

Want to be a part of the Home Build and future permanently affordable homes? Support CCHLT online or by mail. To make a gift to CCHLT, click the “Donate” button below or click here.

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Or you can mail your gift in to:

Centre County Housing and Land Trust
1155 Zion Road
Bellefonte, PA 16823

Want to give something besides money? We have a wish list with items we currently need. Also, we are always looking for volunteers and community supporters to work with us and spread awareness. Contact Rachel to get involved.


Interested in buying a home?

Learn more and begin the application process here.


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. Since 2007, CCHLT has operated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit featuring the collaborative effort of five local organizations to focus on: promoting and preserving of affordable housing; providing education; creating partnerships; and assisting municipalities on affordable housing policies. More information about CCHLT and its programs is available at Follow CCHLT on Twitter @CentreCountyHLT, on Facebook at, or sign up for updates on CCHLT’s Email List.

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