Our Mission
CHOEDC History
Our Team
Board of Directors

About Us

Our Mission

Established in 2004 as a North Carolina IRS 501©3, the Centre for Homeownership and Economic Development Center (CHOEDC) was created to help advance community development and economic development in both urban and rural communities. CHOEDC’s mission is to provide support and innovative approaches that focus on disaster recovery, health, economic stability, affordable housing, financial independence, jobs, business development, and small business lending.

In the Wilmington area, our Disaster Recovery Center serves Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, Jones, New Hanover, Pender, and Roberson County due to the damages from Hurricane Florence in 2018.

CHOEDC serves in 21 counties in Eastern North Carolina

including Orange, Alamance, Guilford, Caswell, Person, Durham, Wake, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Chatham, Vance, Warren, Halifax, Cumberland, Edgecombe, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, North Hampton, and Pitt.

CHOEDC has served more than 31,300 individuals and families

throughout North Carolina’s rural communities within the last 5 years. Through our Health and Wellness programs, we assist public housing residents, voucher participants, residents of multifamily assisted housing and veterans with housing choice, along with mental health and substance abuse services.

Our Team

Board of Directors

Steve Drake
Law Offices of Steven A. Drake
(Board Chairman)

Jason Harris
Regional Manager, Wolfe Financial, Inc.
(Vice Chairman)

Daron Satterfield, Esquire
Nichols & Satterfield, PLLC
(Treasurer)

Alex Nelson
Financial Advisor Edward Jones
(Assistant Treasurer)

Vickie Feaster-Fornville
Probation Officer, NC Dept. of Public Safety
(Secretary)

Dr. Peter Morris
Urban Ministries of Wake County
(Director)

Sharon Moe
Senior Vice President, North State Bank
(Director)

Daisette Stroud
President, Centre for Economic Development
(Director)

Mary Moore
Director of Workforce Development, Durham Technical Community College
(Director)

Melvin Watson
NC Association of Realtors
(Director)

Darius Hunt
Wake County Government
(Director)

James Stroud
Centre for Homeownership & EDC, Inc.
(Executive Director)