Timeline

10
Aug

July/August 2016
Charities Housing took a new approach when developing its 59-unit Parkside Studios in Sunnyvale, Calif. The 370-square-foot micro-unit studios were built off-site in a warehouse near Sacramento by modular manufacturer ZETA Communities. Read More

Category : 2016 | Blog
23
Jul

February 28, 2013
Paseo Senter at Coyote Creek is a featured case study by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Read More

Category : 2013 | Timeline | Timeline- Awards | Blog
23
Jul

July 4, 2014
Charities Housing jumps into prefab modular construction with Parkside Studios.  Featured in “Prefab buildings snap into place” in the San Francisco Business Times.  Read More

Category : 2014 | Timeline | Timeline- Awards | Blog
9
Jan

October 8, 2013
Archer Studios named 2013 Grand Award winner for Affordable Workforce Housing by Builder’s Choice Awards.  Read More

Category : 2013 | Timeline | Timeline- Awards | Blog
20
Dec

August 31, 2012
Archer Studios featured in “The upside of downsizing” by Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.  Read More

Category : 2012 | Timeline | Timeline- Awards | Blog
11
Dec

September 24, 2012
Archer Studios receives 2012 Gold MHN Excellence Award by Multi-Housing News for Best New Development: Low-Income Housing.  Read More

Category : 2012 | Timeline | Timeline- Awards | Blog
11
Dec

October 4, 2012
American Institute of Architects San Diego Chapter awards Archer Studios with 2012 Citation Award.  Read More

Category : 2012 | Timeline | Timeline- Awards | Blog
11
Dec

July 27, 2012
Two projects by Charities Housing are ranked in the top 25 by Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.  Read More

Category : 2012 | Timeline | Timeline- Awards | Blog
12
Dec

November 4, 2011
Merritt Community Capital Corporation bestowed 2011 Sponsor of the Year award to Charities Housing and 2011 Project of the Year to Homesafe Santa Clara and Homesafe San Jose.  

Category : 2011 | Timeline | Timeline- Awards | Blog
12
Dec

April 8, 2011
The Housing Trust of Santa Clara County bestowed the “Housing Champion” award to Charities Housing at its annual Investor Briefing.  Read More

Category : 2011 | Timeline | Timeline- Awards | Blog
1
Jun

Paseo Senter Wins National AIA Award

Category : 2010 | Timeline | Timeline- Awards | Blog
10
May

November 2009
Paseo Senter was recognized as an Honorable Mention in the category of Affordable Housing by The Design Excellence Awards presented by Multi-Housing News.
See Awards list from The Design Excellence Awards

Category : 2010 | Timeline | Timeline- Awards | Blog
10
Feb

February 2009
The 10th annual residential architect Design Awards received more than 1,100 entries in 16 categories. Read article in the residential architect online

Category : 2009 | Timeline | Timeline- Awards | Blog
10
Oct

October 2008
Paseo Senter is awarded “Community Impact Award” by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, Structures 2008. Read the article in the Business Journal.

Category : 2008 | Timeline- Awards | Uncategorized | Blog
4
May

May 4, 2008
Read the Mercury News aricle about the opening of Paseo Senter at Coyote Creek

Category : 2008 | Timeline | Timeline- Press | Blog
10
Nov

November 2007
On November 14, 2007 at the “2007 Forum: You’ve Got the Power” Full Circle Fund event, Chris Block, was honored in their showcase of bold models of social change. Full Circle Fund stated the following: “He has been a great mobilizer in Silicon Valley, continually bringing together private, public and nonprofit stakeholders to address critical social issues.” As Executive Director of Charities Housing, Chris Block most recently partnered with Full Circle Fund to form a high-profile Blue Ribbon Commission, which aims to resolve the issues of homelessness and the lack of affordable housing in Santa Clara County.

Category : 2007 | Timeline | Timeline- Press | Blog
1
Oct

October 2007
Charities Housing was awarded the “Affordable Housing Development of the Year” by Silicon Valley Business Journal at the Structures 2007 Awards on October 11, 2007. The dinner event was held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown San Jose. The Structures Awards honors those in the building industry, including architects, brokers and developers.

Click here to see the article: http://sanjose.bizjournals.com/sanjose/afterhours/1582.html

Category : 2007 | Timeline | Timeline- Awards | Blog
1
Sep

Affordable Housing Finance, September 2007
It started in June 2001 with a survey asking neighbors and residents of Seattle’s High Point development which of seven housing types they preferred for the site…

Click here to see full article

Category : 2007 | Timeline- Press | Blog
1
May

San Antonio Place receives Best Affordable Housing Award

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In May 2007, Charities Housing was awarded “Best Affordable Housing- 30 DU/Acre or Less” for San Antonio Place. The award was presented at the “Gold Nugget Awards” 2007 Ceremony by the Western Building Industry.

Click here to read about the award

Category : 2007 | Timeline | Timeline- Awards | Blog
1
Apr

Click on the link below to see the Housing Silicon Valley report. For paper copies e-mail info@charitieshousing.org or call (408) 282-1133.

Housing Silicon Valley report

Category : 2007 | Timeline | Timeline- Press | Blog
1
Feb

Charities Housing is proud that San Antonio Place was selected for this prestigious award and shares this excerpt from the Award Letter:

On behalf of Professional Builder magazine and NAHB Design Committee, we would like to congratulate you on being a winner in the 2006 Best In American Living Award competition. Your project – San Antonio Place – was selected by the panel of judges.

The award ceremony will take place at SeaWorld’s “Ports of Call” on Tuesday, February 6th from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. SeaWorld in approximate 1.5 miles from Orange County Convention Center. We will have an open bar and appetizers. Tickets will be available for $125 through Professional Builder magazine.

Professional Builder will be featuring all winners in the February issue. In addition, your winning project will be featured on our web site www.ProBuilder.com/bala for one year.

Congratulations on your winning project. We look forward to seeing you at the award ceremony in February.

Category : 2007 | Timeline | Timeline- Awards | Blog
10
Jan

Charities Housing is proud that San Antonio Place was as a semi-finalist for the Terner Prize and shares this excerpt from the Award Letter:

Congratulations! We are pleased to inform you that your team was one of fourteen semi-finalists for the Terner Prize. You did not make it to the top six finalists, however. The status of semi-finalist was quite an accomplishment because the jury received 82 submissions from all over the country.  Our fine jury is comprised of David Baker of David Baker Architects in San Francisco, Elinor Bacon in DC, J. Michael Pitchford, President & CEO, Community Preservation & Development Corporation in DC, Greg Maher of Local Initiatives Support Corporation in New York, John King with the San Francisco Chronicle and Geoffrey Wooding of Goody Clancy in Boston.  They spent many hours reviewing the submissions.

The jurors and staff where amazed and touched by the high quality of submissions and all the level of work that is being done throughout the country, urban to rural, homeless to mixed income, rehab to new construction with a host of services for residents and wide spread impact on surrounding communities. Your team joins this list of the eight semi-finalists:

Charities Housing Development Corporation; Mountain View, CA
Charlotte- Mecklenburg Housing Partnership, Inc.; Charlotte, NC
The Doe Fund, Inc.; Brooklyn, NY
Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Warenfels Architects; Providence, RI
Harley Ellis Devereaux; Chicago, IL
McCormack Bacon Salzar, Inc.; St. Louis, MO
New Hope Housing; Houston, TX
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation; San Francisco, CA

The Jury is conducting site visits this month and will select the Prize winner during deliberations in December.  We have decided to schedule the Prize luncheon on January 31,2007 Washington DC prior to the Urban Land Institute Trustees and Leadership meeting. We also have decided to organize a symposium that morning so that we can take advantage of a gathering of leaders in the affordable housing field to share best practices.  We hope you are able to join us in Washington for the Symposium.

Thank you for your submission and again, congratulations on becoming a semi-finalist!

Category : 2007 | Timeline | Timeline- Awards | Blog
24
Nov

Mountain View Voice, November 24, 2006
AWARDS… Physical Project Winners… San Antonio Place received the Outstanding Architectural Design award. The 120-unit development offers affordable housing for people earning 15 to 45 percent of the county’s median income. Budgetary and design challenges were overcome to provide a building praised by the panel.

Click here to read about the Mayor’s Award…
Click here for details about San Antonio Place…

Category : 2006 | Timeline | Timeline- Awards | Blog
13
Oct

Mountain View Voice, October 13, 2006
San Antonio Place, the only recent affordable studios project in Mountain View, was last week given the title “Project of the Year” by Multi-Family Executive, a national publication targeted at senior-level executives who deal with multifamily housing units.

Designed by Kodama Deseno Architects, San Antonio Place was selected based on such criteria as architectural innovation, floor plan, suitability to target market, creativity with materials, interior design, landscaping, creative financing, and ability to work with officials in government and community. The project was praised for its affordability, comfort and luxuries, despite the small size of its rental units. Click here to read award article from Multi Family Executive magazine November 2006 issue…

Category : 2006 | Timeline | Timeline- Awards | Blog
28
Jul

Mountain View Voice, July 28, 2006
Last April saw the grand opening of San Antonio Place, a handsome 118-unit building of “efficiency studios” designed to provide affordable housing for those most in need of it. That’s only a taste of what’s to come. According to planning department estimates, Mountain View will build about 3,000 new housing units in the near future, with most of them adhering to smart-growth philosophies, such as locating the housing close to other neighborhoods, businesses and mass transit.

But don’t tell that to the Bay Area Council, a business-friendly group which last week released a report claiming that Mountain View deserved an “F” for its work in providing housing…

Click here to see full article

Category : 2006 | Timeline | Timeline- Press | Blog
26
Jul

Los Altos Town Crier, July 26, 2006
Affordable havens hidden in the state’s highest housing markets…

Click here to see full article

Category : 2006 | Timeline | Timeline- Press | Blog
24
Jul

San Jose Mercury Newes, July 24, 2006
When voters passed a statewide affordable-housing bond in 2002, the ground rules made it appear that lower-income areas might more easily qualify for grants…

Click here to see full article

Category : 2006 | Timeline- Press | Blog
21
Apr

This project is a testimony to the City’s commitment to affordable housing. The project is the collaborative result between the City Council, the community at-large, and Charities Housing. The 120 affordable studio apartments will provide a home for those who do not make enough to afford the high rents in Silicon Valley, seniors and other Mountain View residents who are living on a fixed income.

Click here to see the 4/21/06 Mountain View Voice article on San Antonio Place

Category : 2006 | Timeline- Press | Blog
1
Jun

Charities Housing was one of 8 winners of the inaugural 2005 John M. Clancy awards in 2005. Homesafe San Jose was chosen from 56 projects submitted by architects and organizations from 20 states.

“The intent of the John Clancy Award for Socially Responsible Housing is to recognize and encourage excellence in the planning, design, construction and maintenance of socially responsible urban housing by honoring an organization, a group, or an individual who has been a major force behind one or more built housing developments characterized by excellence in planning, design and construction…

Jurors lauded the cost-effective, unified design, citing the quality of the site plan, the straightforward building geometries, and the expressive but simple architectural vocabulary of pitched-roof forms rendered in stucco and accented appropriately with color. ”

Click here for more information…

Category : 2005 | Timeline | Timeline- Awards | Blog
1
May

In May 2005, Charities Housing was informed that it has been approved for funding for two projects from the Multi-family Housing Project (MHP). These are for Paseo Senter Phase Phase II and I. MHP is a program of the State of California, providing deferred payment loans to assist the new construction, rehabilitation and preservation of permanent and transitional rental housing for lower income households.

Click here to see 2/22/06 Mercury News article on Paseo Senter

Click here for more information on MHP…

Category : 2005 | Timeline | Timeline-Property Milestones | Blog
1
Feb


Stoney Pine Villa, a Charities Housing development, is one of 18 showcase affordable housing projects featured in a new publication “Affordable Housing – designing an American Asset”, published by the Urban Land Institute and the National Building Museum. To purchase a copy click on the image.

Category : 2005 | Timeline- Press | Blog
17
Sep

Mountain View Voice, Sept 17, 2004
Ground was broken on the city’s first subsidized efficiency studio project last week, an effort that will cost $21.8 million and create 120 units of low-income housing…

Click here to see full article…

Category : Timeline | Timeline- Press | Blog
4
Sep

Palo Alto Daily News, Sept 4, 2004
The final phase of a 10-year effort to bring more affordable housing to Mountain View will begin at next Wednesday’s groundbreaking ceremony for new apartments…

Click here to download PDF (1,700K)…

Category : 2004 | Timeline | Timeline- Press | Blog
3
Sep

Silicon Valley buxiness Ink, Sept 3, 2004
Charities Housing Development Corp., a San Jose-based, nonprofit housing developer, will break ground on its San Antonio Place studio apartment complex on Sept. 8. The 120 single-occupancy apartments, to be built at San Antonio Place and San Antonio Circle, will rent for $252 to $700 per month, depending on the tenant’s income. Construction is estimated to take 14 months, according to Adriana Garefalos, senior planner for the City of Mountain View. Prospective tenants must earn an annual income of less than $33,435 to qualify.

Category : 2004 | Timeline | Timeline- Press | Blog
1
Jun

National Building Museum/Wahington, DC, June, 2004
There seems to be an absence of good design when looking at the soulless, low-income housing blocks littered across America. This show features 18 projects-from a sustainable complex in Santa Monica, California, to a home for people with AIDS in Albany, New York-that prove aesthetics are possible at any price.

Click here to link to National Building Museum site…

Category : 2004 | Timeline | Timeline- Press | Blog
1
Jun

AIASD Design Awards, June 2004
Click here to link to AIASD site…

Category : 2004 | Timeline | Timeline- Awards | Blog
14
May

Silicon Valley Biz Ink, May 14th, 2004
The term “affordable housing” often conjures up images of stark, bleak, tenement-style dwellings. But today’s affordable housing projects in the Bay Area, although spartan by definition, hardly cut corners on style and functionality…

Click here to see full article…

Category : 2004 | Timeline- Press | Blog
1
May

Residential Architect Design Awards, May 2004
The judges called HomeSafe “a friendly, welcoming place”–exactly the type of reaction Studio E Architects hoped to evoke. “The goal from the outset was to make it feel uplifting,” says principal John Sheehan. The 25-unit co-housing project serves as a transitional residence for battered women and children, a place for them to regroup and stabilize their lives before moving on to a more permanent situation.

Click here to see full article…

Category : 2004 | Timeline | Timeline- Awards | Blog
15
Apr

Low-income tenants deserve dignity and a sense of play, and this model of design does just that…and a lot more. Thanks to colored stucco and steel that create discrete volumes. Wide aisles and hallways that are bathed in sunlight. And a skewed corner elevation that takes its cue from the plan and adds drama to the street. “It’s a quirky site plan and does a lot with a limited budget,” quotes one judge.

Category : Before 2004 | Timeline | Timeline- Awards | Blog
1
May

Catholic Charities Establishes Charities Housing

Category : Before 2004 | Timeline | Timeline- Personnel | Blog