The Beauty of Aging

Community Vision’s staff recently toured the Institute on Aging and our loan associate, Sheilla Sakota, shares her impression: “I recently visited the Institute on Aging facility and Love it. Did I say I love it? Who wouldn’t love the facility when the staff is very personable, friendly, and knowledgeable. I would love to stay in…

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Coronet is AHF Reader’s Choice Awards Finalist

Congratulations to BRIDGE Housing’s Coronet senior housing facility as an Affordable Housing Finance Reader’s Choice Awards Finalist. BRIDGE creates high quality, affordable homes for working families and seniors. With over 13,000 homes and counting, BRIDGE has become the leading affordable housing developer in California. The Coronet project was made in partnership with the Institute on…

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Community Vision finds SF Camerawork’s First Exposures Program a New Home

SF Camerwork is a nonprofit that encourages emerging artists to explore new directions in photography and related media. Camerawork offers a popular series of lectures, performances, film screenings, and forums for viewing new work and discussion of developments in the medium with artists. SF Camerwork’s First Exposure program works with students that live with their…

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Sacramento Self Help Housing Receives a $75,000 Line of Credit from Community Vision

Sacramento Self Help Housing is a non-profit organization that works to improve the living conditions and increase the self-sufficiency of individuals living at or below the poverty level in the Sacramento area.  Sacramento Self Help Housing operates through two programs: Housing Resources and Friendship Housing.  Every month, Housing Resources obtains information regarding rental cost, policies…

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Community Vision Celebrates 8th Annual Spring Event

Community Vision hosted its eighth annual Spring Event at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley on Thursday, May 19. The Campus is located at the Ashby BART station and was the perfect location for this year’s topic of discussion, transit-oriented development (TOD). Mary A. Rogier, Community Vision’s president, presided over the evening’s activities. Against the…

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Community Vision’s Joshua Simon to Host Non-Profit Housing Brownbag Lunch

Joshua Simon, Community Vision’s director of real estate, will host the Brown Bag lunch on Thursday, August 18 from 12pm to 2pm at Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California. The workshop will discuss alternative resources to close the feasibility gap using Transit Oriented Affordable Housing funds, Transit Oriented Development acquisition loans, alternative cash flow sources…

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TODCO Receives $1.5 Million Loan From Community Vision

TODCO Development Co. is the housing development division of the TODCO (Tenants and Owners Development Corporation) Group, the community-based housing/community development nonprofit corporation for San Francisco’s South of Market Neighborhood. TODCO plans and develops new and rehabilitated senior and single-room occupancy affordable housing. The TODCO Group also directs asset management of its developments, provides resident…

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Youth Radio Receives Edward R. Murrow Award

Youth Radio received the Edward R. Murrow award for its investigative series, Trafficked, which explores the sex trade of minors in Oakland largely through first-hand accounts of the victims. This is the second award the organization has received this year for the series, which was awarded a Peabody for its investigative report. Murrow Award recipients…

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Napa Valley Community Housing Receives $880,000 in Loans from Community Vision

Napa Valley Community Housing is an organization that develops attractive, well-built, affordable housing for Napa County’s low and moderate income residents. The organization plans and builds new housing, purchases existing distressed properties and rehabilitates them, and manages affordable rental units. Their management portfolio includes sixteen properties housing 1,750 residents, including 650 children, and over 200…

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Community Vision provides Lao Family Community Development, Inc. $502,500 in Acquisition Financing

Lao Family Community Development, Inc. assists diverse refugee, immigrant, limited English, and low-income U.S. born community members in achieving long-term financial and social self-sufficiency. The organization encourages community members to establish goals, believe in themselves, and become active, contributing members of society. Lao Family delivers cultural and language appropriate services that address the needs of…

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