WHO WE ARE
Family Service Community Housing Organization d/b/a Aspire Community Housing Organization (Aspire) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO). Aspires’ mission is to create stable and vibrant communities by developing and/or providing affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate-income families, veterans, senior and individuals with special needs in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. Aspire was formed in 2008 by its parent company, Family Service Association(FSA) in response to the housing crisis in the Inland Empire that was a direct result of the economic recession.
FSA has a strong 60-year history of serving families, reaching over 33,000 families each year. Aspire works with FSA to integrate housing services with a myriad of FSA services (i.e. Child Development, Mental Health, Community Centers, Senior Nutrition and Senior Services) designed to strengthen families and communities. The two organizations work together to provide seamless family support to ensure those provided with housing services have the resources they need to maintain housing stability and security and healthy, productive lifestyles.
As a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO), Aspire develops new housing projects (single family and/or multi-family units) and acquires and rehabilitates existing housing to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing opportunities for low and moderate-income families. Activities of Aspire include those related to pre-development, development, acquisition, new construction/rehabilitation of housing projects. The target population also includes persons with high vulnerability to housing problems and homeless risk - seniors, veterans, and individuals with special needs within Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.
Current projects of Aspire include the following and exemplify the service partnership with FSA:
Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP1) – San Bernardino County funding to acquire and rehabilitate six (6) apartment units
UD Supportive Housing Program for 12 families (with six additional units for seniors funded by the Riverside County Continuum of Care 2012) in collaboration with FSA (applicant agency)
Single Family Housing – Acquisition and rehabilitation of home in Riverside for qualified low-moderate income family
Development of 37 units (new construction) of senior apartment housing in the City of Riverside
OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Land and Property Acquisition
- Project Development
- Social Services
- Property Management
- Asset Management
AREAS OF FOCUS
- Community Revitalization
- New Construction
- Inclusionary Zoning
- Mixed Income