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A Community of Friends Charity Profile
Community of Friends (ACOF) was founded in 1988 with the goal of developing housing for individuals and families with special needs. The success of the organization has been unprecedented, allowing an expansion of the scope of projects while maintaining the integrity of the mission.
ACOF’s core mission is to develop affordable housing and to collaborate with community-based service agencies in offering residents a variety of on-site supportive services. Through this model ACOF is able to provide housing for homeless, disabled and very low-income persons – creating permanent, affordable housing and an environment that promotes stability.
ACOF has completed over 1,225 units in 33 properties, primarily throughout Los Angeles County, and has several properties in development. Twenty-eight (28) of the projects are currently in ACOF’s portfolio. Completed projects include substantial rehabilitation and new construction and range in size from 9 to 114 units. ACOF secures all project financing, performs community outreach, assembles the project team and manages the project through all phases of development, construction activity and lease-up. Additionally, ACOF plays an active on-going role in the management of its properties including tenant selection, maintenance, resident manager selection and preparation of documentation required by investors.
A Community of Friends Volunteer Information
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