Catholic Charities 

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Catholic Housing Services Education

Catholic Housing Services Training for First-time homebuyers.  Registration is required.  Please call 876-0490 to register.


Mission Statement

Our work is based on our faith in a God of mercy and justice and the example of Jesus Christ.

We believe that every person has a right to a home at an affordable cost in a setting that safeguards human dignity.

As a program sponsored by the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux, we commit ourselves and our resources to home ownership for low and moderate income families in Terrebonne, Lafourche, East St. Mary, Grand Isle and other areas of the Diocese.

To realize our mission, we will:

* Assist low income families to become first time homebuyers through counseling, education, financing and advocacy.

* Promote and participate in the construction of affordable housing that is resource efficient and minimizes the impact on the environment while providing energy efficient homes that will keep total housing costs as low as possible.

* Assist the poorest and most vulnerable communities to organize and assess their housing options for the future.




Paula Ringo,  Associate Director

CHS Brochure
Daily Comet/Houma Courier: Local real estate took a hit in 2010

Paula Ringo, CHS leads a first-time homebuyer training session (photo by Emily Schwarze).    Click here to read Daily Comet article entitled "Local real estate took a hit in 2010"

Homebuyer Training

 Paula D. Ringo, Associate Director for Catholic Housing Services explains closing documents to the first-time home buyer's class. 

The Home is the Foundation

Read Catholic Charities USA's "The Home is the Foundation"

For more information on the century-old commitment of Catholic Charities to safe, decent, affordable housing based, click here.

Additional Resources

Housing and Urban Development - HUD

Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government - Housing and Human Services

USDA Rural Development - Housing and Community Facilities Programs