Building Communities. Transforming Futures

As we look back at 2015, we celebrate a year of dramatic growth and exciting changes! With the transfer of our homebuying programs to Springboard, we have sharpened our focus on the growing need for affordable apartments across California and ensuring that residents can overcome the odds stacked against them. To the people living in CHW communities, our apartments have always opened the door to a better future. Now we are able to provide this same opportunity to thousands more.

Today, over 8,000 people across California call a CHW community home – from San Diego to LA, Fresno, and the East Bay!

In 2015, Community HousingWorks helped over 8,000 people find stable homes and transform their futures…

Annual_report_home_stabilityHome Stability

2,486 families, seniors, & individuals found stability in our 35 affordable rental communities.

  • 40% growth and expansion statewide, with 4 new apartment communities added: North Santa Fe Apartments in Vista, The Groves in Pasadena, Parks at Fig Gardens in Fresno, and Mayberry Townhomes in San Diego
  • 4 awards earned, including the prestigious Charles L. Edson Award and the Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing Project of the Year for our Azusa Apartments

Annual_report_next_genNext Generation Success

Over 1,000 children and teens found a safe place to learn & grow in our 17 Learning Centers.

  • 106 teen Achievers developed leadership skills and gave back to their communities
  • 254 K-3rd graders grew in their love for reading in our Running Readers program

The Learning Center was a big part of growing up for me.  I am the person that I am today because of the help I found here.”

– David, La Costa Paloma Apartments

Annual_report_fin_stabFinancial Stability & Mobility

395 people strengthened their financial stability & mobility with the help of our financial coaches.   

  • 76% of Financial Fitness class graduates improved their credit scores by an average of 20 points
  • 60% of Financial Fitness class graduates lowered their debt by an average of $5,415

“Working with a financial coach has given me the mindset  of knowing that if I set  a goal, I can achieve it.”

Alejandro, North Santa Fe Apartments


2015 Donors

Thank you to our 2015 donors and supporters, who are critical to advancing our mission.

Ackerman Foundation

Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP

Bank of America

Bank of the West

BBVA Compass

California Bank & Trust

California Housing Partnership


Community Economics


Downs Pham & Kuei

Enterprise Community Partners

Everyday Energy

Foundation Communities, Inc

Gallagher Levine

Gubb & Barshay, LLP

Guild Mortgage Company

HG Fenton Company

Housing Opportunities Collaborative

ICON Builders

John Stewart Company

JP Morgan Chase

Leaf & Cole , LLP

Leichtag Family Foundation

McKinney Advisory Group

MUFG Union Bank

Mutual of America

Nixon Peabody


Pacific Western Bank

Parker Foundation

Portrait Homes, Inc.

Price Philanthropies Foundation

Rodriguez Associates Architects & Planners


SK Management Company

Sun Country Builders


Torrey Pines Bank

Trinity Grading Inc

US Bank

Washtek, Inc

Wells Fargo Bank

Westfield , LLC

Women Give

Donor list includes gifts over $1,000 from organizations in 2015.