Ways To Help


What city serves as a base for Yosemite Park? If you guessed Fresno, then you are 100% correct. Fresno is a city that is located in the San Joaquin Valley and is known for its agriculture. It has been considered that Fresno is one of the most affordable places to live in the county. Fresno boasts about its diverse job market, affordable housing, and various cultural attractions. Top sights in Fresno aside from Yosemite National Park include Forestiere Underground Gardens, Fresno Chaffee Zoo, and many more.

Housing Needs in Fresno

As housing cost soars high in many parts of the state, Fresno was able to remain as an affordable place to live in. However, many families are still struggling to attain something that is already considered as “affordable homes.” Over 50% of families in Fresno are rent-burdened and are growing heavier. Fresno is experiencing a shortfall of affordable homes for families belonging to the low-income and very low income households. Some take advantage of the roof that they have, while some are facing house stress. For these people who are struggling to afford a home, community housing is such a great blessing for them. Community Housing is just one type of Social Housing that provides long-term rental accommodation to those low-income and very low income families and stabilization. These community housing are provided by nonprofit organizations.



Affordable Housing in Fresno


Community HousingWorks (CHW) believes that opportunities begin with a stable home. Aside from building affordable homes in various parts of the state, CHW provides its residents with resident-centered services in order to forge stronger futures. As a nonprofit organization that operated in 1988, CHW develops, rehabilitates, and operates affordable apartment communities in San Diego and throughout California. We now own over 3,600 apartments statewide and serve more than 9,000 working families, children and seniors. We strive hard to provide our residents with home stability and opportunity by incorporating powerful programs, services and connection to various resources. Through these things, we are capable of assisting our residents attain financial stability, improve health, and overall well-being, which eventually leads to their individual success.


Indeed, there are still many people who are living an unstable life without their own home in Fresno. The kind of help that we provide is not possible without the help of our generous donors. Through great donations, CHW is more capable of providing individuals and families a place to call home. If you would like to help in fulfilling our goal of helping families, children, and seniors, your generous donation is greatly appreciated. Simply fill out the information needed with the amount that you would like to donate. With your donation, you can present a brighter future for people who are having difficulty finding an affordable home. You can also help by participating in our volunteer programs. For more information about us, join our E-Newsletter, leave a message, or call us at (619)282-6647.




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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