Real Estate Development

Development and Community Engagement

As a Black-led, regional affordable housing developer, our goal is to identify stable, decent-quality, affordable housing opportunities throughout the Bay Area, which critical for creating vibrant communities while addressing the affordable housing crisis. We meet with community members and stakeholders to ensure meaningful public involvement and for them to have a clear voice in the development process.

Construction and Architecture

As a nonprofit developer of affordable homes for sale and rental, CHDC creates high-quality housing options that improve neighborhoods. W CHDC develops single-family homes; multi-unit affordable rental projects; and mixed-use projects with commercial as well as residential opportunities. We are recognized as a leading affordable homeownership developer.

Areas of Focus

For more than 30 years CHDC has developed sustainable housing for families of all sizes and ages, seniors, and people with disabilities. We serve Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties and emphasize affordability for people with incomes below 80% of the area median income.

Expertise and Process

CHDC has a highly experienced and educated staff who provides project management and construction management expertise thru a systematic methodology of real estate development. Our partners and staff employ a customized approach to each project, from site selection, project design, financing to construction.

Our Developments

865 43rd Street, Oakland CA 94608

Developer: CHDC
Project Description: New Construction Single Family Home
3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths, 1,741 sq.ft
Financing: NeighborWorks Capital
Development Costs: $500,000
Completion Date: March 2020

Heritage Point

1540 Fred Jackson Way, Richmond CA 94801

Developer: CHDC
Project Description: Mixed use Development, 42unit multifamily rental units and retail/commercial space
Financing: Contra Costa County Dept of Housing and Conservation, Cal Endowment, Tax Exempt Bonds, 4% Tax
Credits, Conventional Construction Financing, NeighborWorks
Development: $26.6 million
Completion Date: November 2019

Harp Plaza Phase I

430-28th Street, Oakland CA 94609

Phase I Rehabilitation
Developer: CHDC
Project Description: Phase I Rehabilitation of a 20-unit multifamily rental housing comprised of: eleven-2 bedrooms and nine-3 bedrooms
Financing: City of Oakland
Development Cost: $3 million
Completion Date: March 2019

Barrett Plaza

700 Barrett Avenue, Richmond CA 94801

Developer: CHDC
Project Description: Substantial rehabilitation of existing CHDC project Barrett Plaza. 58-units, 3-and-4-bedroom townhomes
Financing: Tax exempt bonds, low income housing tax credits, HUD rental subsidies
Development Costs: $30.9 million
Completion Date: December 2018


South 45th Street, Richmond

Developer: CHDC & Eden Housing
Project Description: 80 units of senior housing
Financing: City of Richmond, Federal Home Loan Bank’s Affordable Housing Program (AHP), Richmond Community Redevelopment Agency loan, Limited Partner equity, Low Income Tax Credits, conventional construction lender, AHSC
Development Costs: $37.6 million
Completion Date: September 2018

James Lee Court

690-15th Street, Oakland CA 94612

Developer: CHDC & DHW
Project Description: 26-unit affordable family housing Rehabilitation of one, two, three and four bedroom apartments. Building has 3 community rooms, computer lab and onsite laundry
Financing: California Housing and Community Development, City of Oakland and Oakland Housing Authority
Development Costs: $3.7 million
Completed: March 2013

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