December 2017 Newsletter

From the CEO

So much to celebrate during this season of giving

Steve PonTell, President and CEO
National Community Renaissance

From our family to yours, we wish you the happiest of holiday seasons. 2017 was an extraordinary year for us at National CORE and Hope through Housing, and even with the challenges that lie ahead, we know that with your support, we’re confident that 2018 will be our most fulfilling year ever. None of this would be possible without you. On behalf of the thousands of children, families and seniors we serve, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. To support our mission and Give HOPE this holiday season, please go to

25 years of experience to address SoCal’s housing crisis

National CORE just celebrated its 25th anniversary, but the organization is wasting no time launching its next quarter century transforming lives and communities. The stakes couldn’t be higher. A housing crisis of historic proportion has left millions of Americans without adequate, affordable shelter, widened the gap between rich and poor, and left countless families without the means to provide their children with a better future. With one of the best management teams in the business, and a top-to-bottom commitment to finding innovative solutions to the underlying challenges confronting the housing market, National CORE is attacking the crisis head on.

Quality Affordable Housing Comes to Oceanside, CA

With the help of National CORE and Community Housing Works, the coastal community of Oceanside is ushering in a new era of high-quality affordable apartment living with the opening of the much-anticipated Mission Cove community for families, seniors, veterans and transitional age youth. Grand Opening ceremonies were held on Dec. 13 for Phase 1 of the 288-unit rental community featuring the Kay Parker Family Resource Center aimed at meeting the needs of underserved populations of the community.

What They’re Saying About Us

“National CORE has become a leading voice and change agent in addressing our region’s housing crisis. The creative solutions they’re bringing to the table are making it easier for cities to say ‘yes’ to additional housing.”
Hasan Ikhrata
Executive Director of the Southern California Association of Governments, the nation’s largest metropolitan planning organization
“The City of Rancho Cucamonga is proud of the long history National CORE has in our community, following the mission and vision established 25 years ago, to create quality housing for the families and cities they serve.”
L. Dennis Michael
Mayor, Rancho Cucamonga, California

National CORE, Hope through Housing and Affordable Housing in the News

“How one program brought a boy from almost homeless to homeowner”
(The Orange County Register and San Bernardino Sun)
(US News & World Report)


News & Notes
Around National CORE


We were blessed to celebrate Thanksgiving in style with our resident – here at the Arrowhead Grove Neighborhood Revitalization in San Bernardino, CA.


Celebrating the holidays at Westlake Village and Villa Serena in San Marcos, CA.


Cynthia Johnson, a resident at Renaissance Village in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, proudly shows off her holiday display.

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