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We’re Still Here For You

Things have been moving and shaking here at CHD but we want to ensure you we’re still here and doing our best to serve our community. We are happy to reconnect with you and share some updates in regards to what California Human Development has been doing in the past month. CHD Response to COVID-19 […]

Our Nature, Our Truths

  We are growers of human potential; we are people helping people. We believe ALL are created equal and the American Dream is big enough for ALL. We are committed to waging war on poverty, empowering those who struggle most. We offer a hand up to self-sufficiency, creating opportunity and changing lives. Ours is a […]

Those who live it speak out on poverty

This spring across northern California, CHD’s Farmworker Services staff met face-to-face with those in our communities who struggle most to survive, asking what it is they need to break the cycle of poverty. CHD hosted 10 public hearings in accordance with its Community Services Block Grant. The hearings offered a powerful reminder of why we […]

Ortiz Plaza Filling Up…Apply Now!

CHD’s new affordable housing complex for farmworker families in Santa Rosa is filling up quickly, but it’s not too late to apply for a handful of units still available. Rents in these homes are capped at 30% of family income. The homes are brand new, two bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom apartments located in Santa Rosa’s Larkfield […]

Farmworker Immigration Bill Aims to Harvest Justice

A new Senate bill calls for an earned legalization program for undocumented farmworkers. The majority of California farmworkers are undocumented and the state produces much of the nation’s food supply, making the proposed legislation critically important. “We salute California Senators Diane Feinstein and Kamala Harris for introducing the Agricultural Worker Program act of 2017. In this era of immigration fear […]

Cesar Chavez’s Granddaughter to Keynote 50th Anniversary

Social justice for northern California’s poorest residents will take center stage in Napa on June 2nd as Cesar Chavez’s granddaughter keynotes The Big 50 Fiesta! The event, hosted by California Human Development (CHD), celebrates the anti-poverty agency’s 50th Anniversary and will feature a talk by Julie Chavez Rodriguez—state director to Senator Kamala Harris, former senior […]

Affordable Farmworker Family Housing – Apply Now!

Ortiz Plaza Affordable Housing for Farmworker Families in Santa Rosa! 5360 Old Redwood Highway, Santa Rosa CA 95403 Amenities Each 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bathroom home offers refrigerator,stove/microwave, dishwasher and central heat. Onsite facilities include: laundry room, playground, community room and BBQ area. Close to shopping, schools and transportation, friendly office staff with onsite manager. […]

Rebirth at Middletown

Bright sunshine and green grass greeted a steady stream of volunteers recently at Middletown Trailside Nature Preserve. They arrived by the hundreds with shovels in hand to plant upwards of 3,000 fresh Ponderosa Pine seedlings. Their beloved county park, ravaged by fire in 2015, will soon once again be full of lush green trees. It’s a dream come true […]

CHD Expands Immigration Help to Ukiah

Grant funded services for Lake and Mendocino counties Plans are underway to expand CHD immigration and citizenship services to Lake and Mendocino counties, two northern California regions where affordable assistance for immigrants is sparse and undocumented residents are considered most at risk. A new two-year, $250,000 grant from the state Department of Social Services will fuel […]

Lakeport Flood Victims Find Homes at Konocti

No one would argue that its been a tough few years for Lake County. Prolonged drought left many farm laborers and others out of work. Then came unprecedented fires, including the devastating Valley Fire. The blazes made hundreds more homeless and unemployed. And to top it off, recent pounding rain caused flooding in Lakeport. More than 40 people […]