Centre County Housing and Land Trust (Bellefonte, PA)


  • Name:Rachel Fawcett
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Centre County Housing and Land Trust
  • Address:1155 Zion Road
    Bellefonte, PA 16823
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:814-571-1179

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  • Mission:
  • 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.

  • Overview:
  • Since 2007, CCHLT has operated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit featuring the collaborative effort of five local organizations (listed below) to focus on promoting and preserving affordable housing; providing financial education; creating partnerships with like-minded organizations; and assisting municipalities on affordable housing policies.

    Partner Organizations:
    Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County
    Housing Authority of Centre County
    Housing Transitions Inc.
    State College Borough
    State College Community Land Trust

  • History:
  • In light of the 2005 Centre County Affordable Housing Needs Assessment and the steady increase in residential sale prices in Centre County, several housing stakeholders sought to address the need for affordable housing for low and moderate income households. In response to this need, Centre County Housing and Land Trust (CCHLT) was incorporated in the summer of 2007.

    Founded through the partnership of five local housing organizations listed in the previous section, CCHLT’s goal is 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 stock in Centre County; providing both budget and pre-/post-purchase homeownership counseling; working with for-profit/non-profit developers; and working with local municipalities on affordable housing issues, as well as implementing their affordable housing policies.

    In August 2011, CCHLT commissioned a Housing Market Study for Centre County that was conducted by Mullin & Lonergan Associates. From the Housing Market Study, it was recommended that we continue to create a portfolio of homes that are affordable for working households earning up to 120% of the Area Median Income for Centre County. We were advised to focus our efforts primarily in the Centre Region (i.e., College Township, Patton Township, Harris Township, Ferguson Township, and Halfmoon Township). The Centre Region is an active real estate market where demand is strong and home values are increasing. In general, affordable housing should be within easy commuting distance of State College and accessible to public transportation.

    CCHLT is focusing on completing the 14-lot community, Thompson Place, in Patton Township with the final new single-family home constructed this year. This community has been built in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Centre County. At completion, the community will consist of eleven single-family homes, two duplexes, and one mobile home.

    Today, each of the five founding organizations maintains one representative serving on our Board of Directors. Board members are also active in our committees providing added expertise and support. As a community land trust, our team represents the diversity we strive for as a community with members from the general public, community organizations, public officials, and our residents.

  • Year established:2007
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:7
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:1


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:26-0679687

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:260679687
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% GEORGE KHOURY
  • Organization Address:1155 ZION RD
  • Organization City:BELLEFONTE
  • Organization State:PA
  • Organization Zip:16823-2515
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:June, 2008
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:02 (990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $25,000 per year)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:L99
  • Asset Amount:$511,373
  • Asset Code:5 ($500,000 - $999,999)
  • Income Amount:$31,612
  • Income Code:3 ($25,000 - $99,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$31,612
  • Last Updated:2/20/2018 11:26:11 pm

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