Faith Community Homes is a charitable, non-profit 501(c)3 organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and staffed by professionals knowledgeable in the areas of poverty, housing and social service.
In 2002, 14 church congregations within the Arlington Heights Ministerial Association formed an initiative to provide attainable housing and support for low-income working families in the Arlington Heights community. As a result, Faith Community Homes (FCH) was formed as an independent 501(c)(3) organization in 2004. In 2014, FCH expanded into Palatine at the urging and support of churches in Palatine and Palatine Township.
Low-income families are often faced with spending 50% or more of their income on housing. With a guideline that no more than 30% of a family’s income should go toward housing. FCH attempts to fill the gap for qualified families by paying a portion of housing costs (rent) for two years. Additionally, families receive guidance from trained volunteer mentors who meet with them at least twice monthly for the entire time they are in the program.