We meet them daily. An 80-year-old man who lives alone in a leaky house and barely subsists on $10,000 per year. A single mom who can’t afford to move to a better neighborhood even though her young son
is afraid to walk home from school because of the crime in their area. A family with three teenage kids who are terrified they’ll lose their home to foreclosure because dad got laid-off. A couple who needs a temporary place to live because their house burnt down.
Tens of thousands of people in the Dayton area don’t have a clean, safe place to live. But, with God’s help, we’re changing that. Since 1989, St. Mary Development Corporation has created more than 2,400 affordable housing units, including low-income senior apartments, single-family homes and emergency housing. We’ve rescued hundreds of homes from foreclosure, allowing families to remain in their houses. And we’ve helped hundreds of first-time homebuyers make sound financial decisions and avoid disastrous ones. This is what we are called to do. Because we believe everyone deserves a decent place to live. Everyone.
St. Mary Development Corporation does not discriminate in housing because of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, national origin or any other locally protected class.
We work toward the day when
all residents of southwest Ohio -- especially the economically disadvantaged -- have a decent, affordable
place to live and become part of a community.
Our HomeOwnership Center provides foreclosure prevention and first-time homebuyer education and services.
The Red Cross Family Living Center, one of St. Mary Development's facilities, provides temporary housing for families
Affordable senior apartments
Our six apartment centers for low-income seniors include many supportive services.
Our lease-to-purchase program helps low-income families and individuals purchase homes.