LaCasa of Goshen was organized by area churches and incorporated in February 1970 to provide housing and other human services for the benefit of Goshen’s low- to moderate-income households. Born out of concern for the living conditions of migrant farm-workers, LaCasa has grown into a full-service community housing development corporation with a staff of 30.
LaCasa’s wide-range of programs assist low- to moderate-income families regardless of race,
national origin, or religion. In 1998, LaCasa expanded
its target area from the City of Goshen to include Elkhart County.
In 1999, LaCasa was chartered as a member of NeighborWorks Network, a national collaboration of more than 240 community based organizations. In 2004, LaCasa became a member of the National Campaign for Homeownership and was certified as a HUD counseling agency in 2005.
LaCasa benefits from very strong partnerships with local government, organized neighborhoods, church and civic groups and the business community. The most visible expression of this partnership is seen in
“Help-A-Housesm”, LaCasa’s year round effort to coordinate volunteers and community resources to repair homes in the Goshen community. Regular communication with neighborhood representatives helps shape future housing related projects.
LaCasa is a United Way organization and a full service equal housing lender.