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 Housing has made it possible for eligible low-income families to afford housing. It is considered to be 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 one of the many diverse types of Social Housing available to those who qualify. It 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 Housing Works (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.

Learn more about what we do at CHW:

1. Resident Programs

2. Valor Scholarship Programs

3. Resident Stories


If you are looking for an affordable home in National City and would like to know if you are eligible, Contact Us today!