Community Housing Development Organization

Walker-Montgomery Community Development Corporation

The Walker-Montgomery Community Development Corporation (WMCDC) was founded in the summer of 1999 as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO). The organization was born out of a determination by the management and Board of Directors of the Gulf Coast Trades Center (GCTC) to expand affordable housing in the area. Previously, GCTC, which provides training and education for adjudicated youth from around the State of Texas, participated in the Youth Build program developing affordable housing for low and moderate income families in New Waverly, Texas. It was decided in 1999, that a separate organization, whose focus was entirely housing, was needed and thus the WMCDC was created. WMCDC was officially recognized as a CHDO by the State of Texas in September 2000. Currently, the Center and WMCDC share staff and facilities.

In recognition of its achievements, WMCDC was named as the Developer of the Year by Region 6 Rural Development division of the USDA and as Employer of the Year by Brazos Valley Workforce Development Board.

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The Walker-Montgomery Community Development Corporation is governed by an independent Board of Directors, with representation from Housing providers, social service providers, and members of the Board of Trustees from the Gulf Coast Trades Center. The Internal Revenue Service has recognized the Walker-Montgomery Community Development Corporation as an independent 501(c) (3) corporation.

Completed construction of 42 affordable and energy efficient homes for sale to low and moderate income individuals and families, office space for its own operation and an office for operations of BVCDC.

Successfully competed for six Youth Build grants through which youth have received training in construction skills, 76% of all enrollees have obtained employment upon completion of their training.

Obtained contracts with Brazos Valley Workforce Board to train and employ disadvantaged youth from Grimes County to work on housing construction in Navasota, Texas.

Received a U.S. Department of Labor sub-award grant for a demonstration program to train youthful offenders in construction skills.

Developed capacity to provide housing counseling services and down payment assistance for low income families.

Built homes to USDA specifications that have enabled families to obtain low interest mortgage financing.

Developed an innovative collaboration with another CHDO and small town to build 14 homes in a distressed area of a small town in East Texas.

We partner with several agencies so that we are able to construct energy efficient homes, train our youth, and sell these homes at an affordable cost.


  • Bank of America
  • Department of Labor
  • YouthBuild U.S.A.
  • Easter Seals
  • Gulf Coast Trades Center
  • Home Depot
  • Housing Assistance Council
  • Montgomery County Community Development Corporation
  • The Raven School
  • Wells Fargo
  • USDA Rural Development
  • BBVA Compass


Without the help of our great partners, this could not be possible.  To become a sponsor please email