CHP currently operates 66 units of housing on Treasure Island for families. CHP opened its first 24 units of housing at the Treasure Island site in 2002. Forty-two more units opened in July 2007. This unique community offers families larger units with more bedrooms and outdoor space to accommodate their needs.
Treasure Island is a man-made island originally intended to be the San Francisco Airport. It was first used for the World’s Fair “Golden Gate International Exhibition,” which opened in February 1939. During WWII, the Navy annexed Treasure Island to create a military base, which was selected to close in 1993. As part of the base re-use plan, the island will undergo a major redevelopment. CHP, as part of the Treasure Island Homeless Development Initiative (TIHDI) is working to create and maintain housing for people who have been homeless as part of the re-use plan.