Cesar Chavez’ Legacy – Civil Rights Activist & Affordable Housing Champion

Cesar Chavez Day is a federal commemorative holiday in the U.S. by proclamation of President Obama in 2014. On March 31 of each year, Cesar Chavez’s birth and legacy of being a civil rights and labor movement activist is celebrated.

The Chavez Foundation (CCF), a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, is dedicated to enriching and improving the lives of farmworkers and Latino families by meeting their essential human, cultural and community needs, which also happens to include quality affordable housing.CC3

CCF builds and renovates high quality, well-maintained multi-family apartment properties and single-family homes to make safe, amenity-rich affordable housing available to low-income working families and seniors. More than 4,300 rental units and 300 single-family homes have been developed for low-income residents in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

Unlike most developers, the CCF boasts a comprehensive approach to affordable housing that embraces constructing or extensively renovating each of its communities as well as managing a portfolio of more than 30 properties in a four-state region. This is accomplished by maintaining facilities that are safe, clean, efficient and aesthetically pleasing, with extensive amenities that include playgrounds, swimming pools, computer labs and special accommodations to address disabilities, language and cultural diversity, and transportation needs.

Within the CCF, the (HED) has focused on developing high-quality, service-enhanced affordable housing for working families and seniors. Through its focus, CCF has completed over 300 single-family homes for sale to low-income households and over 4,000 affordable, multi-family units at more than 32 separate sites in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

As we honor Cesar Chavez for his commitment to civil rights, we would like to take this opportunity to honor the CCF for its commitment to affordable housing. If you would like to learn more about the wonderful work they are doing, please visit their website here.