Our award winning RS Program provides opportunities for those who need them most.
Our goal is to provide residents of our housing complexes the tools they need to secure better employment, higher education, and optimum living conditions for their families. By providing education, training, and a multiple array of support services, families are made aware of and are provided access to opportunities and resources that increase their family’s income, improve their children’s future, and achieve a higher quality of life.
The CHCDC Resident Services Program provides comprehensive wraparound services to residents living in our affordable housing properties. Residents are also involved in shaping initiatives and community development projects. Residents substantially influence the way services are delivered. The quality of life in our affordable housing communities has improved with the intensive program of projects and activities that involve and engage residents in various ways.
Our CHCDC residents meet regularly to keep updated with all aspects of housing and community events and opportunities. Community events are regularly planned and coordinated with residents. Annually, more than 300 residents participate in special activities and events and nearly 45 resident meetings are held among all properties in order to promote resident civic engagement. Afterschool programming at our three centers provide homework assistance, career development, and enrichment activities; our goal is to provide resident youth the opportunity to play an active role in planning activities, which develop their leadership skills. In addition, residents have access to monthly food distributions and community gardens to help meet their nutritional needs.
- During 4 weeks this summer, 51 children, ages 6-9, joined our Resident Services program in partnership with United Way of San Diego, Words Alive, Everyone a Reader, and numerous partner organizations with the City Heights Partnership for Children, a program focused on enhancing the summer learning experience and reducing “summer slide”. Based out of one of our properties’ Learning Centers, Readers in the Heights gave children the opportunity to practice daily reading with volunteers, take extended walks to the access the local library and police station, participate in outdoor games and STEM activities such as making playdough and lava lamps, and be provided with a healthy snack and lunch each day. The four-week program wrapped up with a graduation ceremony where each participant was presented with a backpack full of school supplies and 10 books to take home to start their own personal libraries!