Sean Spear

President & CEO


3111 Camino del Rio N Ste 800
San Diego, CA 92108-5728

About Community HousingWorks

Founded in 1988, Community HousingWorks (CHW) is a nationally-recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization, with over 30 years of success developing new, and renovating existing, multi-family, affordable rental apartments in urban, suburban and rural communities in California.

Led by CEO Sean Spear, the organization is an Exemplary-ranked member of the national NeighborWorks Network®, an award-winning affiliate of UNIDOS US, and a member of the prestigious Housing Partnership Network.

Recognized as an AHF Top-50 Affordable Housing Developer, we now own over 3,670 rental apartments in 42 communities statewide, proudly serving nearly 10,000 residents each year. Our onsite Community Centers provide a safe place for our residents of all ages to learn, grow and give back to the community.

Community Programs

  • Other Community and Economic Development

Housing Development & Rehabilitation

  • Multi-Family Rental Development
  • Asset Management

Property Management & Resident Programs

  • Resident Services