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.

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.

Visit our employment opportunities page.

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 & Senior Staff

Justin Rudgick | President & CEO
Kyle Lyskawa | Chief Financial Officer
John Giannuzzi | Vice President of Property Management
Erin Torrice | Vice President HR & People Operations
James Branck | Director of Quality & Compliance
Audrey Farwagi | Development Manager
John Lutz | Controller
Shane Stepien | Marketing & Communications Director
Kelly Sweet | Special Projects Advisor