Nazareth Housing Development Corporation is a faith-inspired, 501(c)(3) non-profit community housing developer engaged in the planning, development, and construction of creating affordable homes for low and moderate income families and/or individuals, whether as new homeowners or in improving the homes they own, throughout Summit County, Ohio.
Nazareth Housing was inspired by Bishop Anthony Pilla’s “Church in the City” initiative of the Cleveland Catholic Diocese in the mid 1990s. It was guided from conception to fruition by faithful servant-leaders from the Catholic Commission of Summit County, along with St. Hillary, St. Vincent, St. Sebastian, and Immaculate Conception Catholic Churches. It was incorporated in September 1999, and our first ground breaking took place in west Akron on August 21, 2002. Less than a month later, Nazareth Housing was recognized by the State of Ohio as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) in September 2002.
Since then, our organization has built new homes, rehabilitated older houses, and abated the lead hazards from older homes throughout the city of Akron and Summit County, Ohio. Nazareth Housing works across all faith communities with a wide range of families and neighborhoods.