Ways To Help




Due to low-income, it makes it hard for many individuals and families to even afford housing. The current home prices make it hard for individuals/families to afford it since they are not earning enough. According to an article, the amount that people invest in affording a home ultimately dictates other things they can invest in such as education and other needs. It was speculated that about 15 million American households are expected to spend at least half of their income on rent alone. At this point, even individuals or families that are in the high-income bracket are already stretching their budgets.

It is now possible for low-income individuals or families to afford housing with the help of housing programs that are available to them. Community HousingWorks is delineated as long-term accommodation for people on low incomes or household or individuals with special needs (i.e., elderly or persons with disabilities). Community Housing is a vital part of the housing system. It aims to provide a housing option that is affordable, secure, addresses the needs of the community, and supports the participation of its tenants. Community Housing is managed by non-profit organizations that receive its support and funding from the following:

      1. Government, 

       2. Private finance raised by the organization

       3. Organization’s own resources

       4. Donations (e.g. philanthropists, support providers, and local government)

Community HousingWorks (CHW), is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that develops, rehabilitates, preserves and operates affordable apartment communities in Encinitas and all throughout California. Our unique approach extends beyond an affordable place to call home. Moreover, we provide working families and seniors with stable homes in healthy communities, we establish powerful programs, services and connections to resources. The tools that we utilize generally helps people attain financial stability, improve their health and overall well-being, and set school-age children up for success in the classroom and beyond.

We believe that opportunity begins with a stable home and have worked to keep this faith since 1988. Now, we own over 3600 apartments and serving more than 9,000 people. In addition, our communities have received three national American Institute of Architects Awards and two national Fannie Mae Maxwell Awards and been recognized in Time, The Washington Post, and Business Week. We are one of many social housing organizations, but we are truly proud of these achievements.



As a non-profit organization, we value your donation and participation as any form of contributions allow us to help other people. Such contributions benefit the programs that we have established. Together we can help working families, seniors and people with disabilities to forge strong futures. With CHW there are various ways to extend your help.




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Help over 9,000 residents statewide achieve home stability and opportunities to forge stronger futures. 

  • Corporate Giving 

    Interested in partnering with CHW in an employee match program or becoming a sponsor of one of CHW’s signature events? For more information about corporate giving, contact Tammy Walz at twalz@chworks.org or call 619-450-8724.

  • Tribute Gifts and Recognition Options

    For interest in dedications and naming opportunities please contact Tammy Walz at twalz@chworks.org or 619-450-8724.

  • Tax Saving Benefits

    Community HousingWorks is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Federal Tax Id: 33-0317950. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult with your legal or financial advisor.


"I am continually inspired by the dedication and generosity of donors who answer the call to give."- Belle, CHW Resident