CHP and other community services join to support the Housing Trust Fund
On Wednesday July 11th, Community Housing Partnership residents joined Dolores Street
Community Services, Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center and Tenderloin Community Development Center to lobby San
Francisco Supervisors to support the Housing Trust Fund. If placed on the November 6th ballot, and approved by
the voters, the Housing Trust Fund will provide millions of dollars to create and preserve affordable housing in
June 26, 2012
Mayor Lee celebrates Community Housing Partnership Day at the Opening of CHP's new Central Office
On June 26th, 2012 Mayor Edwin Lee visited CHP's new Central Office at 20 Jones, and presented a proclamation declaring the day
"Community Housing Partnership Day", in recognition of the agency's success in transforming lives and communities in San Francisco.
The Central Office is located in San Francisco's Mid-Market corridor, bringing together 41 staff in a newly renovated space that had been
vacant for 20 years.
Click hee to see photos from the event.
June 10, 2012
Skywatchers - collaboration between local artists and CHP residents
As part of the Streetopia festival, artist and choreographer Anne Bluenthenthal
spent several months getting to know and interviewing residents of CHP's Senator
Residence, recording their conversations about homelessness and living in the Tenderloin.
The artist then choreographed a performance installation using the stories of CHP's formerly
homeless residents. On June 10th, professional dancers performed Bluenthenthal's piece in
the Tenderloin National Forest, adjacent to CHP's Senator Residence.
April 25, 2012
A Night with the Stars 2012
Thank you to all those who made A Night with the Stars 2012 a huge success!
On Monday, April 2, Community Housing Partnership and BRIDGE Housing celebrated the groundbreaking of Rene Cazenave Apartments, one of the first residential projects in the Transbay Redevelopment Area. Rene Cazenave Apartments is being co-developed by Community Housing Partnership and BRIDGE Housing. The new construction, eight-story building will provide 120 supportive housing apartments: 12 one-bedrooms and 108 studios. All residents will be extremely low income, formerly homeless individuals referred by the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s Direct Access to Housing program. The building is named in memory of Rene Cazenave, a founding board member of Community Housing Partnership, who was at the center of the affordable housing movement in San Francisco for over 40 years.
March 26, 2012
A Celebration of the Stars Kick Off Event
Tim Colen, Housing Action Coalition
2012 Community Partner
with Gail Gilman, CEO
A Night with the Stars 2011 participant
Judges, mentors, sponsors, and board members gathered a month before A Night with the Stars to kick off show with a reception and awards ceremony.
Grand Opening Celebration of Drs. Julian & Raye Richardson Apartments View photos from the event here >>
Community Housing Partnership and Mercy Housing California celebrated the opening of Drs. Julian & Raye Richardson Apartments, a 120-unit building at 365 Fulton Street for formerly homeless adults. This new construction project consists of individual studios, each with a full bathroom and kitchenette. Ten percent of the units are wheelchair ready and are fully accessible to people with disabilities and 10 percent more have roll-in showers; all other units are adaptable and can be easily and quickly modified to meet any accessibility needs of tenants, allowing residents to age in place. The project includes a welcoming lobby, a large courtyard garden, landscaped roof deck, laundry facilities, a resident lounge, a community room with kitchen and dining areas, and offices for property management and voluntary on-site support services. All common areas are fully accessible to people with disabilities. The building’s three retail spaces include a social enterprise bakery and café that will provide job training and employment opportunities to building residents. Numerous sustainable design features have been incorporated, including energy efficient lighting and appliances, on-site storm water retention, recycled content flooring materials, and solar panels. The building will be staffed 24 hours a day.
November 28, 2011 -
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi celebrates the Sustainable Communities Grant at Drs. Julian & Raye Richardson Apartments View photos from the event here >>
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi held a press conference at Drs. Julian & Raye Richardson Apartments to announce that an association of bay area organizations had received $4,991,000 as part of the Sustainable Communities Grants Program, a $97 million federal program that encourages the development of affordable housing in areas linked to public transit. CHP’s Executive Director, Gail Gilman led Congresswoman Pelosi and Mayor Ed Lee on a tour of the building.
September 22, 2011
Richardson: A Celebration of Community View photos from the event here >>
Community Housing Partnership and Marcus Books celebrated together the opening of Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson Apartments, a 120 unit building owned by Community Housing Partnership and developed in partnership with Mercy Housing that will serve as a home to 120 individuals who have been homeless in San Francisco. The event was a celebration and welcoming for Western Addition and Hayes Valley neighbors, sharing with them the work of Community Housing Partnership and the legacy of the founders of Marcus Books, Drs. Julian and Raye Richardson.
June 17, 2010 -
Grand Opening Celebration for the Zygmunt Arendt House View photos from the Opening Celebration of Zygmunt Arendt House here >>
Community Housing Partnership and Tenderloin NeighborhoodDevelopment Corporation recently celebrated the Grand Opening of The Zygmunt Arendt House, a 47-unit building at 850 Broderick Street for formerly homeless senior citizens. This new construction project consists of individual studios, each with a full bathroom and kitchenette. Ten percent of the units are wheelchair ready and are fully accessible to people with disabilities. The remaining 90 percent are adaptable and can be easily and quickly modified to meet the accessibility needs of tenants, allowing them to age in place. The project includes a welcoming lobby, a courtyard garden, landscaped roof deck, laundry facilities, a community room with kitchen and dining areas, and offices for property management and voluntary on-site support services. All common areas are fully accessible to people with disabilities. Numerous sustainable design features have been incorporated, including energy efficient lighting and appliances, low flow water fixtures, recycled content flooring materials, and solar panels. The building is staffed 24 hours a day.
April 20, 2010 - Thank you to all those who joined at A Night with the Stars to celebrate the Twentieth Anniversary of Community Housing Partnership! Our success is because of you. View photos from the evening here >>
July 26, 2009 - San Francisco Theater Festival Sunday July 26th for the encore performance of O.Henry’s The Cop and the Anthem directed by CHP Board Member Patrick Flanagan and starring CHP Tenant Rita Whitaker along with 7 other fabulously talented actors. The Cop and the Anthem debuted to a standing ovation at the Koret Auditorium March 6th 2009 closing out CHP’s annual Convening.
The one act play is about a homeless man who would rather go to jail than sleep in a city shelter. It was adapted for the stage by Doug Marshall who also stars as the lead character Soapy. Ania Abdul, who you may remember as Dorothy in The Wiz at Berkeley Rep, plays Soapy’s young sidekick Truesdale. Rita Whitaker plays the gospel singer who touches Soapy’s heart with her song and makes him change his mind. Will Soapy ever turn his life around and be somebody in this world? Find out July 26, 2009 11:45a.m. San Francisco Theater Festival Stone Stage of the Yerba Buena Gardens on Mission St. between 3rd and 4th St.
Grand Opening Celebration for Arnett Watson Apartments June 11, 2009
Thank you to those who celebrated the opening of CHPs newest building. This 83-unit building is home to 36 individuals and 47 families. Developed in partnership with Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, Arnett Watson Apartments is CHPs first new construction from the ground up.
The Grand Opening was a great time and celebrated the spirit of Arnett Watson, an original CHP tenant and advocate for the community, for whom we named this property. More than 100 friends, family and supporters of CHP came to enjoy the day.
A Night with the Stars was once again an enormous success. Nearly 500 people turned out at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco to cheer on our formerly homeless and incredibly talented tenants. A big thank you to our host Anna Conda, Miss Trannyshack 2004.
This year's winners were: 1st Place: Brown Sugar with “Classy but Sassy” 2nd Place: Geraldine Williams with “Do You Remember?” 3rd Place: Princess Cheerleaders with “This Land is Your Land” and Doris Samuels with “In the Morning”
We are grateful to all who helped make this event successful, including all of our mentors and judges: