Chenango County Habitat for Humanity

Own a CCHH Home

CCHH acknowledges that providing homeownership for individuals in precarious housing situations works to create self-esteem in both families and their new neighborhoods. It is one of the most basic ways to break successive generations of poverty.

Our homes are decent, simple and affordable. Decent housing means housing reflecting the local climate and culture, built with quality available building materials. Simple housing means housing that meets the family's needs. As such, homes are generally 1,500 square feet of living space. This aids the partnering family in their future expenses in the home, as heating and cooling costs are more controllable with a well-insulated house, particularly as these costs escalate upwards. CCHH homes are primarily built with volunteer help, significantly reducing the overall cost of a house. The house's affordability is thru our method of not charging interest on the mortgage. House payments fund future homes for other partner families, a most exciting means of growth.
CCHH strives to "go green" where ever possible.

Service Area

CCHH offers the opportunity of homeownership to qualified candidates within the 910 square miles of Chenango County, New York State.

Application Process

Please write Carol Clum, 1085 County Road 37, Mt. Upton, NY 13809 to begin the application process. You will be sent an application. Homeowners are selected based on their level of need, their ability to repay a no-interest home mortgage (term varies from twenty [20] years – thirty [30] years), and their willingness to become partners in the program.

Income requirements are subject to change. Use and resale restrictions apply. Occupancy standards apply. Homeowners must complete 350 sweat equity hours on a CCHH home.

House Projects

House #1, Bainbridge, NY


The beginning - Bainbridge, NY


1998 - the Beginning

About the middle of the Bainbridge house project.
About the middle
The Bainbridge house just about done.
Just about done


House #2 , Norwich, NY


Ground breaking on Norwich house #1.
The beginning
The Groundbreaking Ceremony with the Masons who donated the property.
About the middle of Norwich house #1.
The Middle
Right before the dedication on 12-13-02.
The day before Dedication


House #3 , Norwich, NY


About the middle of the Norwich house #2 project. About the middle
The dedication ceremony 10-13-07 of Norwich house #2.
10-13-2007 Dedication ceremony at House #2, Norwich, NY


House #4, Greene, NY


Ground breaking 5-17-08 in Greene, NY.

5-17-2008 Groundbreaking

The Greene family on dedication day 3-28-09.


Dedication ceremony, Greene, NY


House #5, West Bainbridge, NY


Lorraine Cornish flings the first shovelfull of dirt.



Groundbreaking with Assemblyman Pete Lopez (with sign), West Bainbridge, NY

Volunteers broke ground with big equipment.


A few days later when the ground was really "broken"!

The Cornish family and Habitat volunteers celebrated the completion of the home.


9-21-2013 House Dedication ceremony in West Bainbridge, NY


House #6, Sherburne, NY


Construction underway on Shawler Brook Road, Sherburne, NY, 2016. October 2016 construction well under way on Shawler Brook Road.


By July 2019 home owners were happily residing there.

Sherburne house on Shawler Brook Road finished July 2019.


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