CCCHS Meeting

Centre County Commissioners sharing at CCCHS Meeting

Centre County Commissioners Steve Dershem, Chris Exarchos, and Michael Pipe share with CCCHS members at Calvary Church

Centre County Housing and Land Trust is a member of the Centre County Council of Human Services (CCCHS). CCCHS holds monthly luncheon meetings. At the October 7 meeting, Centre County Commissioners Steven Dershem, Chris Exarchos, and Michael Pipe responded to questions on topics like housing, mental health, re-entering citizens, etc.

The Commissioners shared a united front that affordable housing matters in Centre County. Commissioner Dershem recognized the need for newly created affordable housing to stay affordable. CCHLT helps to meet this need in our community by stewarding homes into perpetuity through a ground lease.

Local municipalities also play a role in keeping affordable housing in the community with opportunities to explore options like inclusionary housing. Currently, CCHLT is developing a legacy program to administer ordinances for inclusionary housing, where homes will stay affordable through a deed restriction.

Commissioner Exarchos stated that we do not want to be an economically segregated community and hopes that as a community we can think of innovative solutions to address our need for affordable housing.  Thank you the Centre County Commissioners for taking the time to share and answer questions at the CCCHS Meeting and serving the Centre County community!


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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