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About the Event:

This year marks 25 years of our Rural West Internship Program for Diversity in Nonprofit Housing and Community Development. CCRH is hosting a special event to commemorate and celebrate this milestone, coupled with the opportunity to raise funds to continue to expand and sustain this important effort to advance racial representation in the rural housing field and develop a new generation of rural housing leaders. The theme of the event is "Celebrating Diversity and Inclusion: 25 Years of Making a Difference," and it promises to be an afternoon of inspiration, re-connection, and celebration in solidarity.

The ticket for this event includes a selection of delicious hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket, providing the perfect accompaniment to an afternoon of festivities.

JUNE 9th | 4pm - 6pm

The Mix

1525 L Street, Sacramento CA 95814

$50 for general attendees

Free for Interns + Family

50% off for Alumni

Need a discount code? Email Gisela at

  • What is Affordable Housing Development?
    This video explains the process of what it takes to build affordable housing. How to build affordable housing - 3 min - YouTube
  • Who is CCRH?
    In California, nonprofit organizations have played a lead role in community development activities benefiting rural low-income families. The California Coalition for Rural Housing (CCRH) is an umbrella for many of these organizations and others, such as nonprofit housing developers and public housing authorities. Most of these organizations began as single-purpose housing development corporations, but have since embraced more holistic approaches, combining affordable housing with other services benefiting residents and whole communities such as vocational training, financial literacy, homeownership education, development of sewer/water, childcare, and healthcare facilities. CCRH coordinates all Program components; including reviewing and approving the work assignments assigned to the Intern at the Host Agency and coordinating all supplemental program activities and trainings. Interns do not pay for any program costs. Interns stay in regular contact with Intern Program staff.
  • Where Would I Carry-out My Internship Program and who would be my employer?
    Interns are hosted by CCRH member and/or partner host organizations active in the development and financing of affordable housing. Interns sign agreement with Host agencies prior to starting employment, since Interns are technically employees of the Host organization while simultaneously being a participant in the CCRH Internship Program. There are approximately 12 interns each year from across California, Oregon, Hawai’i and Washington State. Intern’s day-to-day work is carried out at their assigned Host organization. CCRH seeks Interns, who live or will be living within driving distance to the internship locations available.  CCRH does not provide relocation nor housing assistance.
  • Do I need to be a college student to participate?
    CCRH gives high priority to recent undergraduate college graduates and to students entering their last year of undergraduate studies at four-year universities so that upon graduating from college, they may be able to be employed in entry-level professional positions in the field, if opportunities are available. Community college and graduate students may also be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • How long is the Internship Program and am I expected to complete the entire term?
    Interns are placed with a local affordable housing organization or housing authority (“Host Agency”) for a period of one year, working full-time during the summer and part-time (approx. 16-20 hrs/wk) during the following school year. This work schedule applies to both college students and recent undergraduate college students. All Interns are expected to make a commitment to complete the entire year and graduate from the program.
  • Can I start my internship in one location during the summer and then move to a different one during the school year?
    No. All interns are expected to work in one location from the onset of the program year during the summer through the end of it the following year.








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