CCHO In Sf Chronicle


‘It’s great having people here when I come home’: Behind the rise of co-living

Peter Cohen, co-director of the CCHO, said turning big single-family homes into modern-day boardinghouses seems fine, but converting existing apartment buildings or single-room occupancy hotels — as some co-living companies do — “is, effectively, shifting precious existing housing supply from one clientele to another.”


Demystifying the Development Process: How Housing Actually Gets Built

Last month, San Francisco Mayor London Breed hired the City’s first Director of Housing Delivery to expedite project approval and permitting, which should lead to more housing getting constructed, and more quickly. But, how does the development process actually work?

The CCHO Annual Party 2019!

The Annual CCHO Party

May 3, 5:30-8:00PM

Join us for the annual CCHO Party! kicking off the Affordable Housing Week activities. It’s that time of year again to celebrate this long history, our collective work, and our future! Join us for an evening of food, camaraderie, history, and the CCHO Housing Awards honoring our allies in the fight for a City for All!

Suggested donation of $20-$50 at the door, or you can donate here ahead of the event. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

The Council of Community Housing Organizations (known as “Choo Choo”) is a nonprofit coalition of 26 community-based housing developers and tenant advocates.

Our collective longstanding mission is to foster the development of permanently affordable low-income housing in San Francisco, under community control and through non-speculative means of ownership, with adequate provisions for tenant services and empowerment.

CCHO in usa Today:


Will Google, Amazon and Facebook fix the affordable housing crisis?

In Silicon Valley's backyard, only high-end housing needs in San Francisco have been met over the past four years ending in 2017. In contrast, over the same period, low-income and middle-income housing demand outstripped new housing supply four to one.

CCHO’s Latest Op-Ed:


CASA: The most important housing deal you’ve never heard of


This invite-only assembly of movers and shakers was convened in late 2017 to craft a “grand bargain” with market-rate developers in exchange for their support for affordable housing.

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