Our mission is to end homelessness through the provision of quality permanent supportive housing
for people with mental illness. Your contribution supports a diverse community.

We Are About Community

A Community of Friends is committed to managing its buildings and supporting its tenants from the moment a project is conceived until it is fully occupied, providing permanent affordable housing with onsite supportive services to help our tenants remain stably housed.

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Project Development

Comprehensive experience with identifying and acquiring sites, determining financial feasibility, securing financing for all aspects of development (acquisition, predevelopment, and construction), and project management.

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Property and Asset Management

Strong management of ACOF properties including overseeing property management services at all ACOF buildings., managing operating budgets, overseeing property regulatory compliance and all lender and investor requirements.


Supportive Services

Wide-ranging on site support services including individual case management, referral services, life skills classes, substance abuse recovery assistance, family support and programming, childcare assistance, transportation assistance, and employment services.

A Community of Friends
is a charitable organization

DIGNITY All people, regardless of their circumstances, deserve to be treated with respect and to have a home. EXCELLENCE We provide quality housing and services as a reflection of our personal and organizational commitment. COMMUNITY Our projects and services promote sustainability and serve as a foundation for stability, health and well-being.

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NeighborWorks America

A Community of Friends undertook a rigorous 18-month selection process to become a NeighborWorks America chartered member. With only 21 members in California (and less than 250 nationwide), NeighborWorks America provides training, services and other resources to its members to make substantial impact and drive change at the local level for individuals, families and communities. (Click here to read more about NeighborWorks America and ACOF.)

Living Building Challenge, LEED® Certification and NetZERO

The mission of A Community of Friends includes the intent to build quality permanent supportive housing for our tenants. As part of our desire to build communities that best support our tenants’ needs, ACOF also strives to build environmentally-efficient, sustainable communities that best support our planet. The Living Building Challenge, LEED® Certification, and NetZero are green building programs that recognize best-in-class sustainable building strategies and practices. These programs are an integral part of ACOF’s housing development strategy.

Vibrant Living

A Community of Friends’ Vibrant Living Program encourages tenants to improve body, mind and spirit as they work towards housing stability and self-sufficiency. The program includes three categories of group activities: healthy eating, energizing exercise and creative expression. (Click here to read more about ACOF’s Vibrant Living Program.)

Tenant Advisory Council

We now have a Tenant Advisory Council (TAC) currently comprised of 15 tenants from 14 different buildings who meet with our CEO bimonthly to advise and to increase tenant engagement.