Thanks for coming to the CCHO 40th Anniversary Party!

11 05 2018

Check out the  photo album!  

Thank you to all our Friends of CCHO for coming out last week and celebrating CCHO’s four decades of collective work fighting for housing justice!  Together, we have had an incredible impact: winning nearly $6.5 billion dollars for affordable housing, building almost 30,000 affordable homes, creating thousands of jobs, and passing meaningful policies to guide housing development, prevent displacement, and stabilize our communities.  Forty years in, our commitment is as strong as ever – here’s to the next forty years!

We are extremely grateful for all the activists who came before us and continue to stand with us, and all the friends and allies we have in the work to make San Francisco more equitable and affordable.  We proudly honored three groups this year:

  • Olson Lee, former Director of the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, for his lifetime of work dedicated to creating affordable housing. 
  • Lita Blanc, Susan Solomon, Carolyn Samoa, Ken Tray, and Anabel Ibanez for their strong partnership in advocating for more affordable housing for both educators and San Franciscans at all income levels.
  • Calvin Welch, Marcia Rosen, Chuck Turner, Sue Lee, Gordon Chin, Al Borvice, and Rene Casenave in memoriam for their groundbreaking work and long legacies leading the housing justice and community development movements for the past forty years.

We also honored Joe Boss and Sharen Hewitt, two unforgettable activists.  May their memories live on in our collective work.

Thanks to our party sponsors, for helping make this night possible: Barcelon Jang Architecture, Cahill Contractors, Inc., California Housing Partnership Corporation, Forest City, Gubb & Barshay LLP, Heller Manus Architects, IBEW Local 6, Louis J. Giraudo, National Union of Healthcare Workers, Non-profit Housing Association of Northern CA, Northern California Carpenters Regional Council, Northern California Community Loan Fund, Plant Construction Company, LP, Progress Foundation, Public Advocates, Pyatok Architects, Inc., San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council, San Francisco Labor Council, Unite HERE! Local 2, and United Educators of San Francisco.

And a big thank you as well to Eric Cuentos for the great music and to Doug Engmann for generously donating wine for the evening.

Want to see more photos from the party?  Check out the album.  
(And if you’re feeling nostalgic, there are also photos from past CCHO Parties!)