Messages from the Executive Director

December 2016

From all of us at Chinatown CDC, we thank you for your support in 2016 and wish you a warm and happy holiday!

After facing the shenanigans of the year of the monkey (and I'm not just talking about the presidential elections), we will have to navigate through 2017 with the "perseverance" of the "Fire Rooster". It will be a new day but at Chinatown CDC, we have persevered through the impact of an earthquake, the rebuilding of the I-Hotel, threats of gentrification and now the rebuilding of the Pings (public housing).

Our work is cut out for us in 2017 and Chinatown CDC stands ready to continue to fight for affordable housing and social justice issues. We will go the extra mile to protect Chinatown and other neighborhoods, and of course, provide, preserve and build affordable housing in this great city of St Francis.

Looking Forward

  • Development of a new 2,500 sq. ft. Community Center which will serve as a hub for social and educational activities, meetings, and community celebrations for the 234 families living in Ping Yuen. The Community Center will have new landscaping and benches and provide open space for families to relax and give kids room to play.

  • Nearing completion is the development of 200 units of affordable housing for families, located at the intersection of 4th Street and Mission Bay Blvd. North. This four- and five-story development will feature over 15,000 feet of landscaped courtyard on two levels, parking for 100 cars, and approximately 10,000 square feet of retail along 4th Street. The project is being developed in partnership with Related California.

  • Continuing our work with local and state leaders in both the public and private sectors to promote policies that increase affordable housing opportunities and end family homelessness in San Francisco.

We love what we do, and it shows in the relationships we have with you and the community. We shall persevere no matter what we face in the year of the Rooster. Your gift makes a big difference! Please consider making a contribution of $2,500, $1,000, $500, or $125 to increase our impact and preserve affordable housing for future generations. THANK YOU if you've already contributed this year or you can click here to donate online. Thanks for your consideration and we wish you and your family happy holidays!

Happy New Year!
Rev. Norman Fong, Executive Director

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