Community Housing Development Corporation of North Richmond

Street Address:
1535A Fred Jackson Way
Richmond, CA 94801

Phone: 510-412-9290
Fax: 510-215-9276

Don Gilmore, Executive Director

Contact Name: Don Gilmore

Staff Size: Full Time: 35    Part Time: 4

Community Housing Development Corporation (CHDC) was founded in 1990 by local leaders committed to eliminating blight, improving housing and creating better economic conditions in North Richmond, a neighborhood that straddles the border of the city of Richmond, California. Today, CHDC has added over 240 owner-occupied homes throughout Richmond, added, preserved or rehabilitated over 850 quality rental units, and collaborated to improve public services, environmental safety, streetscapes and crime reduction/prevention in a growing area that now spans at least three counties. While continuing its original North Richmond focus, CHDC is recognized statewide for its homeownership, asset building and foreclosure recovery programs, and has advocated and trained nationally on affordable homeownership and mortgage lending issues. CHDC is a HUD-approved comprehensive housing counseling agency, leads several East Bay collaborative efforts on economic development and foreclosure recovery, and has a development pipeline of 500+ housing units.

Create and sustain vibrant communities that make a positive impact in people’s lives by providing high quality affordable housing and neighborhood services.

Total Operating Expense (9/30/2009): $1,795,665

Lines of Business
  • Asset and Property Management

  • Community Based Economic Development

  • Community Building and Organizing

  • Home Ownership Preservation

  • Home Ownership Promotion Services

  • Lending and Loan Portfolio Management

  • Real Estate Development

  • National NeighborWorks ® Programs
  • NeighborWorks Community Building and Organizing

  • Accomplishments in FY 2009
  • Provided 67 families with pre- and post- purchase housing counseling.
  • Rehabilitated or repaired 0 rental or owner occupied units (1-4 units).
  • Assisted 50 families in purchasing a home through homeownership counseling, downpayment, closing cost or financing assistance.
  • Owned or managed 692 rental units.
  • Invested $ in the community through Community Housing Development Corporation of North Richmond's revolving loan fund, which leveraged $12,037,702 from conventional lenders and other sources.
  • Total direct investment in the community is $12,037,702.

  • Community Services

  • Community Building

  •  Business/Merchant Relationship

  •  Clean-up Project

  •  Community Outreach and Organizing

  •  Community Planning

  •  Landscape and Neighborhood Beautification

  •  Leadership Training

  •  Neighborhood / Resident Crime Watch

  •  Neighborhood Festivals

  •  Tenant Organizing

  • Family Health Programs

  •  Job Training / Youth Employment Project

  • Financial Planning and Assistance

  •  Down-payment Assistance

  •  Elderly Tax Information

  •  Financial Education

  •  Foreclosure Prevention Training

  •  IDA Savings Program

  • Green Building and Home Improvement

  •  Energy Conservation Programs

  •  Environmental Friendly Building Materials

  •  Handyman Referrals

  •  Home Maintenance Training

  •  Home Safety and Security

  •  Tool Lending Library

  • Housing Programs and Home Ownership Counseling

  •  Home Ownership Center

  •  Home Ownership Counseling

  •  Housing for Elderly

  •  Rental Housing

  •  Section 8 Housing

  • Board of Directors
    NameBoard Role/TitleSectorCompany/OrganizationJob Title
    Marena BrownBoard Member; Board DirectorResidentWest Contra Costa Youth Services BureauProgram Director
    Amanda EliotBoard Member; Board DirectorNon-Profit InstitutionRichmond Main StreetExecutive Director
    Annie King-MeredithBoard President; Board Member; Board DirectorCounty GovernmentNorth Richmond Empowerment CollaborativeProject Manager
    Wilbert LeeBoard President; Board Member; Board DirectorBusinessNon-profit ConsultantCommunity Development Consultant
    Mariciela NavarroBoard Member; Board DirectorResident  
    Irma PoeBoard Member; Board DirectorBusinessConsultantSupportive Housing Consultant
    Jesse SlocumBoard Secretary; Board Member; Board DirectorResident Data Processing Production Supervisor, Retired
    Norma ThompsonBoard Treasurer; Board Member; Board DirectorLocal Government Housing Manager
    Joseph E VillarrealBoard Member; Board Director; Board Vice ChairCounty GovernmentContra Costa County Housing AuthorityExecutive Director-Contra Costa County Housing Authority

    About the NeighborWorks ® Network

    The NeighborWorks® network is a nationwide network of more than 250 community development organizations working in nearly 4358 urban, suburban and rural communities across America. These organizations engage in revitalization strategies that strengthen communities and transform lives. In the last five years alone, NeighborWorks® organizations have generated more than $8.5 billion in reinvestment and helped more than 500,000 families of modest means purchase or improve their homes or secure safe, decent rental or mutual housing.

    NeighborWorks ® America Contact Information
    District:  Pacific
    Name:  Laurie Delman
    Phone:  714-940-0144x26
    Fax:  714-940-0973