"I joined AAA Youth Project about a year ago. It had an astonishing impact on my life. AAA was the best “club” that I had ever worked with, because it was fun and educational," said Nelson Szeto, Former AAA (Adopt-An-Alleyway) Member. (Read more)

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The Swiss American Hotel Wait list is Re-Opened

The waiting list for SRO units at the Swiss American Hotel is currently open. Applications are available for download or pick up at the Swiss American Hotel at 534 Broadway Mondays-Fridays, 2pm-5pm. See the flyer for more details.

位於百老匯街534號的瑞美旅館現正接受申請。有興趣人士請參考 宣傳單張 以及 下載表格

Last updated: 18 August 2010

New Mural Honors International Hotel, Past and Present

Chinatown Community Development Center and Manilatown Heritage Foundation celebrated the completion of the International Hotel mural by Bay Area artist/muralist Johanna Poethig last week. Thanks Frank Jang for sharing his photos with us!

Last updated: 09 August 2010

Chinatown CDC partners with My New Red Shoes to ensure low-income children greet their school year with pride

My New Red Shoes donated brand new shoes and gift bags to 400 San Francisco Chinatown SRO (Single Room Occupancy) children and youth between the ages of five and eighteen. Many of these low-income families are feeling the pinch of a troubled economy. This gift will make students feel enthusiastic about the start of school year and that they are being cared for.

Yesterday, Chinatown Community Development Center, a member of the SRO Families United Collaborative, distributed the gift bags to Chinatown/North Beach SRO families. The event is in today’s San Francisco Chronicle.

Last updated: 29 July 2010

William Penn Hotel Wait List is now Open

The wait list for SRO units at William Penn Hotel at 160 Eddy Street is now open. Applications are now available.

位於Eddy街160號的威廉潘旅館現正接受申請。有興趣人仕請下載表格 ,然後填妥。

Last updated: 01 July 2010

Turk Street Family Apartments wait list is now open

The Turk Street Family Apartments wait list is now open. The building is a 175-unit complex for families and is located at 201 Turk Street. Completed applications must be received and postmarked by July 30, 2010 at 201 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102. Please refer to the application form for details.

位於Turk街201號的「田德隆家庭住宅」現在接受申請。該大廈一共有175個家 庭單位。申請者必須填妥表格, 在本年7月30日前把表格寄回201 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102。 郵戳日期以不超過2010年7月30日午夜為限。有興趣人仕請參考詳情和下載報名表格

Last updated: 01 July 2010

Deloitte volunteers bring smiles to Chinatown CDC residents

On June 11, nine employees from Deloitte signed up to work at Chinatown Community Development Center for the company’s annual Impact Day - a day devoted to volunteering at a local non-profit of their choice…… (Please click here for a complete article.)

Last updated: 15 June 2010

Chinatown CDC works to make housing for clients affordable

Chinatown CDC’s dedication to the development of affordable housing is featured in the Western Edition.
Last updated: 03 June 2010

Ping Yuen: Peace Garden

The Ping Yuen Public Housing complex, located in the heart of San Francisco Chinatown, is home for many low-income families and seniors. The documentary – Ping Yuen: Peace Garden – chronicles the struggles of Ping Yuen residents as they advocate for improved safety and better living conditions. The video features community leaders Mrs. Chang Jok Lee, Mr. Guang Wu Chen, Ms. Angela Chu, and Reverend Norman Fong.

Last updated: 01 April 2010

Clayton Hotel Waitlist Re-opened

The wait list for SRO units at the Clayton Hotel, 657 Clay St., is now open and applications are available for download, or pick up at 657 Clay St. Please mail applications to Property Management, 657 Clay St. San Francisco, CA 94111. Please see flyer for details.

基頓旅館輪候名單現已重開,有興趣申請人仕請參閱以下單張。 你可在此下載表格, 或到企李街657號領取表格, 填妥後,請把表格郵寄回以下地址:

Property Management
657 Clay St.
San Francisco, CA 94111

Last updated: 07 May 2010

Chinatown CDC receives $50,000 grant from MetLife Foundation Community Development Initiative

Today, MetLife Foundation Community Development Initiative awards Chinatown CDC $50,000 grant to perform comprehensive green audits and hire green consultants to provide assessments and suggestions for its existing portfolio and pipeline projects. (Chinatown, North Beach and Western Addition)

Last updated: 30 November 2009

Rev. Norman Fong to be honored as a NEI Local Hero by Bank of America

Chinatown CDC is proud to announce that Rev. Norman Fong, Chinatown CDC Deputy Director, will be honored as a Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Local Hero by Bank of America on November 4th, 2009.

Fong joined Chinatown CDC in 1990 and in 2007 was promoted to Deputy Director, where he now manages a department of 23 staff in program areas of tenant services, community organizing, neighborhood planning, and youth leadership development. He is well-known in the community and San Francisco for his passion for life, fairness, and social justice.

With Fong at the helm of community programs, hundreds of tenants, community members, and local organizations work together to make San Francisco a safe and comfortable place to call home. In 2001, Fong created the youth-led Chinatown Alleyway Tours program (CATs) to educate the public to look “beyond the gate” and seek to dispel the one dimensional image that people often have of Chinatown and the APA community. Youth groups, tourists, and community members from all over have come on the Chinatown tours, which have received national and international media recognition. Fong to this day beams with pride at the success of the CATs program.

Fong’s dream is ultimately one of empowering the grassroots leadership of San Francisco. Through his work and love for the community, he revels in a vision of members from the immigrant community grasping their own power and running for Supervisor, Mayor, or even Governor to make a difference in their community. Two former CCDC youth members are examples of this dream come true: former CCDC youth members Diana Pang and Jane Kim have gone on to become (respectively) Program Coordinator with the Department of Children, Youth, and Families Youth Commission, and Commissioner with the San Francisco Board of Education. Fong is proud to be able to teach members of his community to be proud of their roots, and that they too can make a difference.

Throughout his tenure at CCDC, Fong has continued to pave the way for immigrant grassroots leadership to have a voice in fighting for improved quality of life, quality housing, and safe communities. For Fong, his strong commitment to doing justice, empowering the poor and immigrant communities, and promoting multicultural understanding, is all in a day’s work.

Last updated: 03 November 2009

Chinatown CDC 32nd Anniversary Dinner Gala Video is Online!

Many thanks to Benjamin Thomas Wilkinson and Michele Turner for making this wonderful video for Chinatown CDC’s 32nd Anniversary Dinner Gala. Please enjoy the video that shows the important work of Chinatown CDC in the past 32 years.

Last updated: 29 October 2009

Fall 2009 newsletter is ready

Please view our Fall 2009 newsletter for the agency’s latest news, volunteer opportunities, and tenant stories.

Last updated: 13 August 2009

Youth Weigh In on the Central Subway

Chinatown CDC youth were featured in LISC Bay Area's newsletter for their effort to support the construction of Central Subway, which will facilitate traffic between Chinatown, South of Market, Bayview and Visitacion Valley. Please view the entire article here.
Last updated: 06 July 2009

Gordon Chin Honored at Cameron House's 2009 Fundraiser, Soul and Elegance

Executive Director Gordon Chin was honored in February along with Reverend Harry Chuck, Annie Chung, Cynthia Joe, and UPS at Cameron House's 2009 fundraiser, Soul and Elegance. Please view the video that documents the stories of these four grassroots heroes and heroines of our community.

Last updated: 08 April 2009

Volunteers from Wells Fargo help unload, sort and pack groceries for Chinatown Food Pantry Program

Volunteers from the Wells Fargo International Marketing Division help unload, sort and pack groceries for the Chinatown Food Pantry program, which serves 180 Single Room Occupancy residents of six Chinatown buildings. If you are interested in volunteering for the Food Pantry program, please call Judy Kuang, at (415) 984-1918.


Last updated: 17 February 2009

A Former SRO Family who Currently Lives at 201 Turk Urges Continuous Support for Affordable Housing

The Tam family lived in a SRO unit in the past 6 years. A dispute took place between the family and their landlord in February 2008 and the family must move out of the unit by April.

Due to San Francisco's notorious expensive rental and housing market, the family looked for a place to rent in vain. The rent for a one-bedroom unit could be as high as $1,300. Mr. Tam, who makes minimum wage, is the only breadwinner of the family of four. The family therefore sought help from Chinatown CDC's Peer Organizers who helped to locate the family's new home at 201 Turk Family Apartment.

Last updated: 20 November 2008

Chinatown CDC Five-Year Strategic Plan, 2008-2012

Chinatown Community Development Center is looking forward to meeting its challenges through the implementation of the seven overarching strategies over the next half-decades. We are equally excited about the outcomes we envision for our community and our organization by the fifth year of our Strategic Plan, 2012.

Last updated: 20 November 2008

Parkview Terraces awarded as one of the Nation's Best Affordable Housing Developments

Parkview Terraces has tied as winner in the seniors category in Affordable Housing Finance magazine's 2008 Readers' Choice Awards for the Nation's Best Affordable Housing Developments. The other winner is Johnson Lake Apartments in Pensacola, FL.

The award will be formally presented in early November at AHF Live: The 2008 Tax Credit Developers' Summit.

Parkview Terraces is a joint development of Chinatown CDC and AF Evans Development Inc. It is 101 units of affordable senior housing at 871 Turk Street.

Please check out an article entitled Kwan Henmi and Anne Fougeron give senior housing a hip new look at Parkview Terraces in Architectural Record Magazine.

Last updated: 20 November 2008