Congrats to our 2015 Resident Popular Educators!

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Congratulations to our 2015 Resident Popular Educators! Twenty-one CHW residents completed a 6-week civic engagement training through the San Diego Housing Federation to become advocates for affordable housing in their communities. Poway Monique Falucho -SOLARA Apartments Jonathan Mirayes – SOLARA Apartments Charles Bonilla – SOLARA Apartments Maria E. Hernandez- SOLARA Apartments Yeni Hinojosa- Haley Ranch Estates Elizabeth Reyes- SOLARA Apartments Claire Ledevic- SOLARA Apartments Ruperta… Read more ›

A Successful Summer SAT Prep Program

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  “Having the opportunity to join a program like this right at home was amazing – I was able to improve my SAT scores by 170 points!” says Karen, a La Costa Paloma resident and high school junior who participated in this summer’s SAT and college preparedness course. Gopika, a former Bank of America intern, returned to CHW… Read more ›

Monique’s Story

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“I am filled with hope and confidence for my future and my family’s future. Living at SOLARA Apartments is a big reason for this optimism.”   Before Monique Falucho moved into SOLARA Apartments, she was feeling stuck not only in her cramped two-bedroom apartment, but also in her options for moving ahead in life. With five… Read more ›

San Diego Teens Spend Summer Helping the Community

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Pictured above: Julia Weinstein, Bonnie Lin, Kristian Arceo, Leslie Renteria, and Joseph Ekyoci July 7, 2015—Community HousingWorks (CHW) – a nonprofit organization that builds and owns affordable apartment homes and helps people move up in the world – is the proud host of five Bank of America Student Leaders®. The San Diego area high school… Read more ›

Congrats, 2014 VALOR Scholars!

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2014 VALOR Scholars Gicela Barjas-Jacobo (Las Serenas) Gicela makes her parents proud by being the first in her family to graduate high school and directly attend a four-year university. In August she will begin her sophomore year at San Diego State University. Gicela hopes to graduate in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in finance. Although… Read more ›

Congrats to our 2015 VALOR Scholars & Achievers

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We’re proud to announce this year’s VALOR scholarship winners and achievers! On June 18th, CHW celebrated the academic achievement of 4 VALOR scholarship recipients and 5 Achievers. VALOR scholarship recipients are CHW residents who have achieved academic success and demonstrated community leadership through volunteerism. The CHW Board of Directors created the VALOR Scholarship Program to provide Volunteers and… Read more ›

Celebrating Revitalization in City Heights

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City Heights Community Celebrates Much-Needed Revitalization Thanks to $163,955 UrbanLIFT Grant from Wells Fargo Community HousingWorks and Partner, San Diego Canyonlands, used funds to make improvements to Auburn Creek and neighboring Bandar Salaam rental community SAN DIEGO – June 13, 2015 – On Saturday, June 13, Community HousingWorks (CHW) and partner San Diego Canyonlands (SDCL)… Read more ›

CHW Receives Third National Edson Award

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Community HousingWorks’ Azusa Apartments in L.A. County Recognized for National Excellence in Affordable Housing  Low-Income Housing Tax Credit properties awarded at 21st Annual Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards AZUSA, Calif. – Azusa Apartments, an affordable housing community for low-income families developed by Community HousingWo­­­­rks (CHW), was named a winner in the HUD Preservation… Read more ›

Rowan’s Story

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CHW’s Running Readers program can make a huge difference for those children who, for various reasons, are struggling to express themselves. As children become more comfortable with reading and English, they also become more comfortable participating in Learning Center activities and in school. Rowan moved from Iraq as a refugee to the United States one year… Read more ›