Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today praised the work of the Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC), a recipient of the Fannie Mae Foundation's Maxwell Sustained Excellence Award for its affordable housing initiatives in the Chinatown and Tenderloin neighborhoods. "For the past 21 years, the Chinatown Community Development Center has served San Francisco by providing low income housing and management and by fostering a sense of community," Pelosi said.
The Foundation cited the CCDC for its "demonstrated history of building and sustaining communities with housing being the lead component" of its efforts. The CCDC was one of 10 awardees selected from 160 applications from across the country. It will receive a $150,000 grant and a three year Community and Neighborhood Development Fund loan of up to $250,000 from the Foundation.
The significant contributions that CCDC has made include managing more than 1,000 units of affordable housing and the creation of 10 commercial spaces for small businesses to help provide employment for local residents. Additionally, CCDC provides citizenship and educational classes, as well as counseling and translation services for its residents.
"We in San Francisco are proud of our diversity and CCDC has played a key role in supporting immigrant and low income populations throughout the city. By investing in low income residents, CCDC has brought new life and hope to San Francisco's low income neighborhoods," Pelosi said.
Rep. Pelosi thanked Executive Director Gordon Chin for his leadership at CCDC. Rep. Pelosi joined Mr. Chin at today's awards ceremony.
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