About Christopher Community, Inc.


Christopher Community, Inc. develops and operates safe, affordable housing for low- and moderate-income individuals and families in a way that respects their dignity, and fosters their independence, while enhancing the character of the neighborhoods in which they live.


We believe:

  • All people are entitled to be treated with compassion and we seek to promote the dignity of all people associated with Christopher Community.
  • The people who live in our residences are our top priority, and because we serve low-income individuals and families who may be elderly, or with special needs, we are willing to take the extra steps needed to provide services for our residents.
  • While our roots are in the Catholic Diocese we serve people of all faiths and ethnicities.
  • Many people want to live in neighborhoods, even if they can no longer remain in their own homes, so we provide alternative housing that creates a neighborhood environment.
  • In seeking community partnerships to provide services and programs for our residents and to develop new properties.
  • In working tirelessly to advocate on behalf of low- and moderate-income people to ensure that they have a decent, safe place to live.
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Christopher Community is a not-for profit development and management company that specializes in promoting senior and elderly housing facilities in upstate New York. Founded in 1971, we have a proven track record, with 30 professional management personnel skilled in all phases of management such as accounting, leasing, personnel, governmental reporting, building operations, and the provision of social services to residents.

We provide federal rental subsidies for families, individuals, seniors and the disabled to live in private housing in towns and villages throughout Onondaga County under the Section 8 program. Christopher Community also provides administrative support for the Chadwick Residence, a transitional home for homeless women and children.

Employment Opportunities

Christopher Community, Inc. seeking to fill several positions on our team. We offer a positive work environment with excellent benefits and competitive pay.

For job descriptions and to apply, please click the links below where you will be re-directed to apply on the Indeed webpage.

Christopher Community has Job openings in the following departments:

Accounting- Accounting Assistant  (Apply Here)
Section 8 – Section 8 Administrative Assistant (Apply Here)
Family Neighborhood Department – Project Manager (Apply Here)
Assistant Maintenance Superintendent Mount St. James Housing Development (Apply Here)

Partnerships & Affiliations

Loretto CNY


An extensive network of agencies providing long-term care services for older adults in Central New York.

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of Onondaga County helps people in need regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, or nationality.

Chadwick Residence Logo

Chadwick Residence

The Chadwick Residence mission and experience focus is on sustainable, independent living for homeless women and their children.

Executive Staff

Douglas Reicher, President
Kelly Besaw, Vice President, Development
Cindy Bird, Vice President, Property Management
David R. Filipski, Vice-President, Finance
Robert Weismore, Director, Rental Assistance Program
Jeremy Davidheiser, Director of Construction and Facilities
Jesse Norcross, Director of IT
Morgan Striggles, Human Resources Manager