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 ›

Running Readers: 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 Stable Home Creates Opportunity

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Monique Falucho “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… 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 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 ›

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 ›