Sarai’s Story

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“My parents worked hard to provide for us, but we couldn’t always afford things like school supplies. The Learning Center was a place I could go for what I needed to be successful.” – Sarai When she first moved to the U.S., Sarai was a year behind in school. She spoke very little English and was struggling to… Read more ›

CHW Develops Transit-Oriented Affordable Homes in Vista

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  North Santa Fe Apartments built for lower income, working families, seniors and adult youth aging out of foster care VISTA, CA — November 19, 2015 —Community HousingWorks (CHW) is celebrating the grand opening of its new North Santa Fe Apartments, a community of 68 apartment homes located directly opposite North County Transit District’s Vista Transit Center, as… Read more ›

CHW and Related California Break Ground in National City

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Transit-Oriented Affordable Housing Community Breaks Ground In National City Public-private partnership brings one of the largest increases in residential development to National City’s Westside NATIONAL CITY, CA — November 17, 2015 — National City civic leaders and community groups joined Related California (Related) and Community HousingWorks to break ground today on phase one of Paradise Creek, a two-phased affordable… Read more ›

Anahi’s Story

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“Now that Anahi can read, she’s improving in all of her subjects. She went from a struggling student acting out in class to being awarded Star Student at her elementary school.” –  Alison, Community Building Coordinator at Park View Terrace Apartments For Anahi, second grade was a struggle. At home, her parents could only speak Spanish… Read more ›

Press Release: CHW Splits in Two, Expands Statewide

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Strategic Spinoff allows CHW to Sharpen Focus, Amplify Impact, and Reach More Families San Diego – September 28, 2015 – Community HousingWorks (CHW), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people find home stability and move up in the world, today announced the spinoff and transfer of their homebuying programs to Springboard, a national consumer financial… Read more ›

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 ›