• Stabilizing Space: Compass Family ServicesBy: Luba Yusim | May 15, 2019
    Category: San Francisco Social Services
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  • Billions for Housing on the November BallotBy: Luba Yusim | July 30, 2018
    Category: Advocacy Affordable Housing
    By Guy Baldwin, Community Vision's Policy, Research, and Information Manager  Two ballot measures will let California voters decide in November to raise up to $6 billion for housing for veterans, low-income people, and the homeless. Proposition 1 calls for issuing a Veterans and Affordable Housing Bond -- $3 billion for affordable housing, and $1 billion… Read More
  • California legislative success paves the way for affordable housing developmentBy: Luba Yusim | October 24, 2017
    Category: Advocacy Affordable Housing Blog
    By Guy Baldwin, Community Vision's Policy, Research, and Information Manager  A legislative logjam that had blocked solutions to California's housing crisis was cleared last month as the legislature passed, and Governor Jerry Brown signed, a suite of fifteen bills that add funding and remove roadblocks to affordable housing development. The result will be more opportunities… Read More
  • Innovative assisted living community coming to ClovisBy: Luba Yusim | October 24, 2017
    Category: Affordable Housing Central Valley Community Facilities Lending New Markets Tax Credits
    The San Joaquin Valley community of Clovis is addressing a challenge shared by many others in Northern California: an increasing population of low- and moderate-income elders who need long-term care. Some elders already have Medi-Cal insurance and others spend down assets for care and become eligible for coverage. When some elders can no longer obtain… Read More
  • WCRC Women’s Cancer Resource Center moving to new, expanded spaceBy: Luba Yusim | September 20, 2017
    Category: Community Facilities Health Lending Social Services
    Founded more than thirty years ago, East Bay-based Women’s Cancer Resource Center (WCRC), began as a peer-to-peer organization offering support groups for women with cancer. Since then, the organization has broadened and diversified its programming to include a wider variety of services supporting people fighting cancer, especially low-income women. Serving more than 5,000 clients annually,… Read More
  • Community Vision receives more than $3 million through CDFI Financial Assistance and Healthy Food Financing InitiativesBy: Luba Yusim | September 19, 2017
    Category: Affordable Housing Community Vision Updates Healthy Foods
    San Francisco — The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund of the U.S. Treasury announced awardees of its 2017 CDFI Fund Financial Assistance (FA) and Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) Awards. The Community Vision received a $1.1 million FA award and a $2 million HFFI award. Community Vision will use this FA award to provide low-rate… Read More
  • Blog: Updates from Capitol HillBy: Catherine Howard, Senior VP of Programs | June 5, 2017
    Category: Affordable Housing Arts Blog Community Facilities Community Vision Updates Economic Development Health Healthy Foods Lending New Markets Tax Credits Social Services Youth
    Last month I represented Community Vision in Washington, DC, joining Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) colleagues from across the country to meet with legislators and their staff and advocate for continued federal funding for programs that CDFIs leverage to benefit low-income communities. As you might guess, May 2017 was an interesting time to be on… Read More
  • Berkeley Food and Housing Berkeley nonprofit responds to city homelessness with dedication and compassionBy: Luba Yusim | April 27, 2017
    Category: Affordable Housing Health Healthy Foods Lending
    For more than 45 years Berkeley Food and Housing Project (BFHP) has provided a holistic range of services to support homeless individuals and families. The organization offers housing, food and support services and is often the sole point of entry for anyone seeking homeless support services in Berkeley. Founded originally as a soup kitchen, the… Read More
  • 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