Helping Hands
About Us
Housing represents a basic need for all citizens and a foundational cornerstone of a safe, productive, community.
Team photo
standing left- Fred Willis, right- Eddie Fields,
seated Diana Burkett and Catherine Collier. Read more about our team.

The Christian Community Development Fund Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization providing home renovations at no cost for Gulf County low to very low-income elderly and disabled homeowners.

Our Mission:
Making a positive influence in the lives of the low to very low income elderly and disabled homeowners of Gulf County by reparing their substandard homes.

Through volunteer labor, discounted skilled labor and materials, CCDF supports area citizens in need, assuring their residences are safe, secure, and habitable. We repair and replace deteriorated roofing, flooring, ceiling, walls, plumbing, electrical wiring, doors and windows, kitchen cabinets, bathrooms as well as interior and exterior painting. Additionally, CCDF assists in making homes more accessible for the disabled, building ramps, rails and adjusting doorway clearances.

A large number of elderly citizens reside in homes over 40-50 years old.  The closure of the local paper mill in the late 90’s forced many individuals to relocate, leaving elderly relatives behind without the benefit of a support system.  These individuals rely on assistance from area churches, senior citizen and community programs, as well as the CCDF.  The work of the CCDF helps ensure these individuals can remain independent in a safe and habitable home.

The CCDF and the Gulf County Property Appraiser Office conducted a survey in 2009 of the rural areas populated mainly by low income and elderly citizens.  The majority of homes in these areas are over 40 years old and owned by citizens who fall under the qualification guidelines used by the CCDF Home Repair Program.

Location

Number of Homes

Homes Needing Repairs

Highland View

205

98

North Port St. Joe

332

201

PSJ North of 16th Street

612

81

Oak Grove

205

83

White City

168

74

TOTALS

1522

537