Chinatown Community Development Center

A nonprofit organization

Help SRO Families Transition To New Homes

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Han Li of San Francisco Standard tells the story of one family living in a 100-square-foot Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Hotel with four children in San Francisco's Chinatown. Please read and watch the article here. The featured family is one of the 14 families that Chinatown CDC is helping to transition out from SROs to proper housing in March. Another 54 families will be transitioning out before Summer.

City Resources cover only rental payments. SRO families are on limited fixed incomes. In order to move, they need funds to cover the moving costs and to buy essential household items to start a new home.

To support these families, Chinatown CDC has started the "SRO Families Fund" campaign to raise $100,000 (Phase 1) to help the first 14 families pay for the unmet expenses. We hope that you can lend a hand to help these hardworking families restore hope, dignity, and stability to raise their children and rebuild their lives. Without your help, they might end up living in an empty shell apartment for a long time before they can save up to furnish their new apartments. Every dollar counts, and no donation is too small.

DONATE TODAY! We'll use your gifts to pay for moving expenses and purchase necessary items such as beds, new mattresses, tables and chairs, and kitchen appliances to meet the needs of these families. Your donations are 100% tax deductible. We welcome donations by checks, credit cards, stocks, or mutual funds.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support!

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By check made payable to Chinatown CDC and mark on the memo: “SRO Families Fund”

All checks can be mailed to:

Chinatown CDC

615 Grant Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94108

Attn: Office of Resource Development

Essential items most needed:

  • Beds
  • Bunk beds
  • Bedding supplies
  • Desks
  • Dining table
  • Chairs
  • Dressers
  • Sofa/Couch
  • Minor kitchen appliances & utensils
  • Drapes

We are so grateful to Han Li of San Francisco Standard for his touching, in-depth coverage of the Yu family's story.

About Chinatown Community Development Center

Chinatown Community Development Center’s mission is to build community and enhance the quality of life for San Francisco residents. Chinatown CDC is a 501(c)(3) not for-profit organization with tax ID 94-2514053.

About SRO Families United Collaborative

Chinatown CDC is a vital partner of the Collaborative who strives to defend the rights of families living in Single Room Occupancy (SRO) hotels, improve conditions in their buildings, ensure access to services, and seek decent, affordable housing

Chinese : Pacific Islander

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Organization name

Chinatown Community Development Center

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Children & Family Community Economic Development




(415) 984-1450