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May

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

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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.

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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…

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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

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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…

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Jul

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

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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…

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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

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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