We are First Community Housing

FCH is a nonprofit corporation created to develop, construct, and manage affordable housing for San Jose and the greater San Francisco Bay Area.


Since its inception in 1986, FCH has developed housing for over 1700 households, with another 1400 units in the pipeline. We serve low-income populations including individuals, families, senior citizens, and those with special needs like chronic and mental illness and developmental disabilities.


Our apartments’ affordability levels range from 20-60% of the area median income with 90% of FCH residents at 50% or below the median.


Our mission:

FCH builds high quality affordable housing that responds to the needs of diverse communities and embraces environmental sustainability.

Our vision:

That all populations are housed in affordable, healthy, thriving, environmentally sustainable communities.


Our values:

Innovation and Leadership in the advancement of environmental sustainability


Collaboration, which fosters trust and loyalty among our partners, vendors and communities


Resident centric in all we do


Creative problem solving and persistence to house the most vulnerable populations


Integrity and Care in serving our residents, our partners, and each other