• Real world impacts of budget cuts on povertyBy: Luba Yusim | March 30, 2017
    Category: Affordable Housing Arts Central Valley Community Vision Updates Economic Development Health Healthy Foods Social Services Youth
    by Mary A. Rogier, Community Vision's President.  I’ve been thinking a lot about poverty lately. That is probably not surprising, as we recently have been launching some new activities to combat hunger and food inequity, especially in parts of our Central Valley service region where people suffer greatly from lack of access to food.  We’ve… Read More
  • Community Vision’s lending team supports affordable housing development in Oakland and FremontBy: Luba Yusim | March 30, 2017
    Category: Affordable Housing Lending Oakland
    For nearly thirty years, Abode Services has been providing emergency and permanent housing in Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Santa Cruz counties. The organization secures permanent homes for homeless individuals and families. Serving nearly 5,000 clients annually, Abode Services works with landlords, manages governmental rental assistance programs, builds new housing stock, and provides case… Read More
  • Historic Old Armenian Town returns to Fresno with support from Fresno State University studentsBy: Luba Yusim | March 30, 2017
    Category: Arts Central Valley Community Facilities Consulting
    Through the 6th Annual Community Facilities Challenge, Community Vision has partnered with Fresno State University (FSU), and The Armenian Museum of Fresno (AMF) on a project to repurpose five homes from Fresno’s Historic Old Armenian Town.  AMF hopes to repurpose these homes to be developed into the Cultural Five-Home Town. This revitalization celebrates the Armenian community’s… Read More
  • 2017 Fresno Community Facilities Challenge 2017 Fresno Community Facilities Challenge Awards CeremonyBy: Luba Yusim | March 27, 2017
    Category: Arts Central Valley Community Facilities Consulting
    This unique event brings together student teams from Fresno State University’s Lyles College of Engineering, Craig School of Business, and the Department of Art and Design to tackle real-world nonprofit facility challenges in their own community. This year, we have partnered with The Armenian Museum of Fresno (AMF) on a project to repurpose five homes… Read More
  • Community Vision Sponsoring March 2017 Rural Justice SummitBy: Luba Yusim | February 20, 2017
    Category: Central Valley Community Vision Updates Economic Development Health Healthy Foods Impact Investing
    California’s Central Valley was transformed long ago into the nation’s most economically productive and intensive industrial agricultural region. Today, it produces more than half of the fruits, nuts, and vegetables consumed in America. While the Central Valley’s agricultural industry is critical to meeting US food need, it comes at a significant price to local residents.… Read More
  • Community Vision Consulting and Lending supports Restore Oakland, innovative economics and restorative justice hub in East OaklandBy: Luba Yusim | February 20, 2017
    Category: Community Vision Updates Consulting Economic Development Lending Oakland
    The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (EBC) and Restaurants Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) have joined forces to develop and launch a replicable and innovative restorative economics and restorative justice hub in East Oakland. Restore Oakland was developed to address two broken systems negatively impacting low-income communities of color in America: the disproportionate rate… Read More
  • San Francisco Small Sites Program creates long-lasting impactBy: Luba Yusim | February 20, 2017
    Category: Affordable Housing Lending San Francisco
    In 2014 Community Vision became a lender for the San Francisco Small Sites Program (SSP), an initiative of the City of San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD) which preserves housing for low-income San Francisco residents. The loan program provides acquisition and rehabilitation financing to developers that supports the purchase and renovation… Read More
  • Meet Community Vision intern Martha RiveraBy: admin | December 21, 2016
    Category: Affordable Housing Community Vision Updates Health
    In Summer 2016 Community Vision welcomed intern Martha Rivera to the team.  From June 2016-May 2017 Martha is participating in California Coalition for Rural Housing’s Rural West Internship Program for Diversity in Nonprofit Housing and Community Development.  The program is a one-year paid internship program for university students and is designed to increase the diversity… Read More
  • San Francisco Nonprofits Secure Long-Term Leases With One Million in FundsBy: admin | December 17, 2016
    Category: Press Releases San Francisco Social Services
    31 social & arts organizations to receive awards from the City San Francisco, CA —The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, and the San Francisco Arts Commission with key partners today announced grants of over $1 million to support 31 social service, child care and arts… Read More
  • Community Foods Market Breaks Ground in West OaklandBy: admin | November 18, 2016
    Category: Economic Development Health Healthy Foods Lending Oakland
    Community Vision staff at Community Foods Market Ground Blessing ceremony on April 21, 2018 West Oakland's growing and changing community is comprised predominantly of low-income Latino and African American residents with little access to nearby food retail. This forces residents to collectively spend more than $58 million annually on groceries outside of their own community.… Read More