Housing & Economic Development Fund

The Housing and Economic Development Fund (HED) builds and manages high-quality, service-enhanced, affordable housing for working families and seniors across the Southwest (California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas). These developments inspire a sense of community and enable residents to succeed on all fronts.

Not merely focused on developing housing, HED manages the level of quality and care of each location, because it’s important to us to offer affordable properties that also make great homes. We are not looking to simply build communities. We’re looking to transform them—and that starts with comfortable, aesthetically appealing homes with high-quality amenities and a wide range of activities and services including Si Se Puede Learning Centers and Si Se Puede Senior Centers.

HED aspires to be the catalyst that spurs investment in underserved communities and sets the bar for what can be achieved both individually and community wide. We plan to galvanize a myriad of initiatives into one long-term effort to build wealth and lasting change in our communities by directing economic investment into underserved communities, fostering new initiatives that encourage entrepreneurship, and tapping citizen potential for creativity, hard work and community service.

Cesar Chavez believed that community service is the only way to achieve lasting, transformational, positive change. Our developments inspire a sense of community and encourage people to serve others while also helping their own families prosper.

Many of our housing sites include extra amenities meant to enhance and better integrate communities—things like community rooms, Si Se Puede learning centers, which provide quality afterschool programming for youth right in their own neighborhoods. Onsite Si Se Puede senior centers offer programs that help seniors stay active both physically and mentally. These amenities serve communities across generations.

The Cesar Chavez Foundation has over 20 years of experience in property management and provides effective, culturally sensitive ongoing management to over 9,000 residents in the properties it owns and operates. Special accommodations are made to address disabilities, language, cultural diversity and transportation.

Highlights from our work:

  • Completed over 300 single-family homes for low-income households
  • Built or renovated over 5,000 affordable multi-family units at more than 34 communities across 4 states
  • $860+ million invested in underserved communities

For more information about Housing please contact hed@chavezfoundation.org.

For more information about Property Management please contact ccfpm@chavezfoundation.org.