Building and developing affordable housing throughout the Bay Area

Serving Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties

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As a nonprofit developer of affordable homes for sale and rental, CHDC creates high-quality housing options that improve neighborhoods. We meet with community members and stakeholders to ensure meaningful public involvement and give current residents a clear voice in the development process. CHDC develops single-family homes; multi-unit affordable rental projects; and mixed-use projects with commercial as well as residential opportunities. We are recognized as a leading affordable homeownership developer.


CHDC develops housing for families of all sizes and ages, seniors, and people with disabilities. We emphasize affordability for people with incomes below 80% of the area median income. Our for-sale properties are targeted to first-time buyers. Buyers are prepared and qualified to purchase through CHDC’s Homeownership Program.

Check Out CHDC'S Featured Property: Heritage Point

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Located in unincorporated North Richmond, Heritage Point is a 4 story 42-unit new construction affordable housing development.

Total Development Cost


Total lot area: .812

Number of dwellings per acre: 42 units/acre

Unit Size and Count

# of 1 bedrooms and square feet: 12 units averaging 620 sq. ft.

# of 2 bedrooms and square feet: 17 units averaging 810 sq. ft.

# of 3 bedrooms and square feet: 13 units averaging 1,115 sq. ft.


Affordability and rents

All units are affordable to households earning at or below 30% to 45% of the Contra Costa County Area Median Income

Green Features

  • – On-site storm water run-off that is filtered through landscaped planters prior to being discharged into stormwater system to help keep waterways clean.


  • – Reduce indoor water usage with low-flow plumbing fixtures.


  • – Reduced outdoor water usage with an automatic drip-irrigation system connected to rain sensors, and hydro-zoning organized by needs.


  • – Recycling a minimum of 65% of non-hazardous construction waste diverted from landfills.


  • – The use of low-VOC paints and sealants to improve indoor air quality.


  • – The use of low-VOC building insulation products to improve indoor air quality.


  • – Proposed flooring materials (carpet and hard-floor) that are certified low-VOC products for better indoor air quality.


  • – Exhaust fans from bathrooms and kitchens that are vented directly to the exterior to reduce indoor air humidity.


  • – Mechanical systems that are designed and sized to actual demands to reduce energy waste.


  • – An efficient water heating system with solar pre-heat to help building exceed State energy requirements.



For more information about Heritage Point and the groundbreaking celebration, click here.

Check Out the Projects in CHDC's Development Pipeline

Est. Completion Date 2017

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Est. Completion Date 2018

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Est. Completion Date 2019

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Est. Completion Date 2020

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Est. Completion Date TBA

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Check Out CHDC's Completed Developments

Date of Completion (1995 - 2000)

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Date of Completion (2001 - 2005)

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Date of Completion (2006 - 2010)

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Date of Completion (2011 - current)

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