Our mission is to end homelessness through the provision of quality permanent supportive housing for people with mental illness.
Your contribution supports a very diverse community. Please consider a donation to A Community of Friends. Your contribution is appreciated!

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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We became a NeighborWorks Charter Member, expanding our network of resources and support and moving our work into a national arena. More information on this program.


LEED®, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class sustainable building strategies and practices. Not only is this a healthy and sustainable approach to building, it also saves operating expenses in the long run.

Vibrant Living

ACOF’s 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.

Tenant Advisory Council

We now have a Tenant Advisory Council (TAC) currently comprised of 10 tenants from eight different buildings who meet with our CEO bimonthly to advise and to increase tenant engagement.