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Dear Friends of CCHO,

Thirty-some years ago CCHO was formed by committed activists at the forefront of a young housing movement. Today the Council of Community Housing Organizations has a three-decade legacy of fighting for housing justice in San Francisco. The 2010 Community Congress, the winning 2012 Housing Trust Fund ballot measure, and our work over the past years in the re-envisioning of public housing, fighting off new threats to rent control, building new coalitions around housing and transit justice both locally and regionally, and rolling out the implementation of the housing trust fund and a small sites acquisition and rehab program has demonstrated the depth of the movement’s growth and the breadth of leadership among both veterans and newer generations. The fire is still strong. Make no mistake about it: the Council of Community Housing Organizations is an institution built for the long haul, continuing to lay the groundwork for the local affordable housing community and keeping San Francisco as a beacon in the broader movement.

An extraordinary Friends of CCHO network has emerged to help keep the fire burning, funding almost a quarter of our work through grassroots donations. We hope we can count on your partnership. We are asking our friends among activists, staff and allies of the affordable housing movement to support the ongoing work by making a personal contribution to CCHO. Please take a moment to make a donation (click here) to help fuel our work into the future.

In sincere appreciation,

Calvin Welch
Co-founder, CCHO