How Can You Help?

There are many challenges faced by low-income individuals and families. One is having or maintaining a roof over their heads. With low-income, it makes it hard for individuals or families to afford housing. The money earned by individuals/families from working seems to be not enough to afford rent and current home prices as it is beyond their reach.

Community HousingWorks (CHW) has made it possible for eligible low-income families to afford housing. CHW was founded in 1988 and is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that develops, rehabilitates, preserves and operates affordable apartment communities in National City and other cities in San Diego. At CHW, our unique approach extends beyond an affordable place to call home. In addition to providing working families and seniors with stable homes in healthy communities, we layer in powerful programs, services, and connections to resources. These tools help people attain financial stability, improve their health and overall well-being, and set school-age children up for success in the classroom and beyond. All of these are managed by receiving 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)

Kathy Calvin once said, “Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference. The work of CHW is possible because of your charitable donations. We are able to make a difference in people’s lives. With your donation, you are helping us continue pushing through with our commitment in helping 9,000 residents statewide achieve home stability and opportunities to forge stronger futures. Your donations are directed towards enhancing the housing and related services that we provide for low-income individuals, families, seniors, and people with special needs.



Together we can make a difference! Together let us build our community and create better opportunities. In hopes that this will have a ripple effect in the future making our world a better place to live in.










La Mesa



San Jose







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 or call 619-450-8724.

  • Tribute Gifts and Recognition Options

    For interest in dedications and naming opportunities please contact Tammy Walz at 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