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BUILDING BETTER TOGETHER

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Welcome!  Thank you for your compassion for people who work hard every day to improve their quality of life and lift themselves and their families out of poverty and homelessness.  We know that you care that every household in Tucson is able to live in affordable, quality housing and that you understand that stable housing leads to better health and wellness for all people. No one can change their life without help; and together we are all stronger and more confident when we are determined and supported to meet and conquer our daily challenges.

Here are some ways that you can become involved with a winning team of tenants and participants, staff and partners.  We welcome you to the Compass Affordable Housing family where we are BUILDING BETTER TOGETHER!

Please Support Your Healthy Home Market with a Special Summer Donation

Imagine opening your refrigerator and finding no fresh fruits, vegetables or milk.  Nor is this the first time this has happened. Typically, the few fresh items you have purchased are expensive and close to spoiling. You know that eating nutritious food is important, but it is just out of your reach.  This is the reality for people with low incomes and limited resources.      

One of CAH’s most valued Tenant Services is Your Healthy Home Market (YHHM), a pathway out of food insecurity for people who live in CAH-owned housing. YHHM delivers 800-1500 pounds of free fresh vegetables, fruits, proteins, grains and breads to CAH’s housing developments each month. Routinely on market days tenants gather together, local partners and nutritionists teach them how to use the free items and plan nutritious meals and they “shop” at the market. During the COVID-19 quarantine, however, the food is being bagged and delivered to homes, and the classes are suspended until we can meet in groups again. Read more about CAH’s COVID-19 efforts and where we are delivering fresh food to additional people in need through other local agencies during these trying times. 

This unique on-site market:

  • does not require transportation,
  • provides nutritious food at no cost, saving tenants money,
  • fosters better nutrition,
  • encourages volunteerism because as a tenant run market,
  • provides an educational component,
  • provides a safe and uplifting environment to socialize with neighbors and the community; and
  • allows CAH staff to observe and pay attention to any other issues/needs people may have.

Your support will help us provide this fresh, nutritious food for people who would not otherwise receive it!  Please make a donation today to support Your Healthy Home Market. Your donation is tax deductible and may qualify for the Arizona Tax Credit program, QCO code #20341. 

Can’t make a donation today? We need monthly volunteers to regularly help pick-up and deliver the produce for the market. If you are interested in more information, please feel free to email us at infoCAH@compassaffordablehousing.org.

Give a Gift Today

Congratulations and thank you for making the choice to support individuals and families committed to becoming active community members as taxpayers and supporting the local economy.  Each gift is a valuable contribution and will make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We are truly grateful.

If you prefer to make a gift by check, please make it payable to: “Compass Affordable Housing” and send it directly to us at:

Compass Affordable Housing, Inc.
48 N Tucson Blvd, Suite 102
Tucson, AZ  85716

Compass Affordable Housing is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization (Tax ID# 86-0708645) and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your gift.

Arizona Charitable Tax Credit

Arizona provides tax credits for individuals who make contributions Qualifying Charitable Organizations (QCO).  Charitable contributions made to the Compass Affordable Housing may qualify the donor for a maximum Arizona Tax Credit up to $400 or $800. Our QCO code is #20341. Eligible contributions made on or before April 15 following the close of the taxable year may be applied to either the current or preceding taxable year. More information is available at the AZ Department of Revenue website.

If you have chosen to make your tax credit donation to CAH this year, THANK YOU! Please consult your tax advisor for any questions related to using this donation as a charitable tax credit.

Give a Monthly Gift

Giving monthly means you can take full advantage of the Arizona Tax Credit program a little bit at a time – automatically when you complete the donation form below.  When you file your state income tax return, the money is credited to you as cash or credit on taxes owed.  It’s money in the bank for you AND helps sustain CAH programs that serve others in need throughout the year.  It is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

Your monthly donation helps to assure that families have the opportunity to reside in safe affordable housing and live meaningful lives with dignity, as part of a healthy and inclusive community.

There are many other good reasons to make this choice:

• It’s convenient: When you sign up today, you choose your gift amount which can be changed or canceled at any time.
• It’s efficient: Less paperwork allows more of your gift to go to our programs!
• It’s effective: Your monthly gift provides a reliable stream of financial support to Compass Affordable Housing and the people we serve.
• It’s smart: Budget your tax credit payment rather than writing one big check.

Arizona Charitable Tax Credit

Arizona provides tax credits for individuals who make contributions Qualifying Charitable Organizations (QCO).  Charitable contributions made to the Compass Affordable Housing may qualify the donor for a maximum Arizona Tax Credit up to $400 or $800. Our QCO code is #20341. Eligible contributions made on or before April 15 following the close of the taxable year may be applied to either the current or preceding taxable year. More information is available at the AZ Department of Revenue website.

If you have chosen to make your tax credit donation to CAH this year, THANK YOU! Please consult your tax advisor for any questions related to using this donation as a charitable tax credit.

Give at Work

Contributions of any amount help us provide affordable housing enhanced with support services in Tucson. There are several ways that you can designate Compass Affordable Housing as your choice in your workplace giving campaigns:

Matching Gifts– Matching employee contributions are an increasingly popular way for companies to demonstrate support for their employees and the community. When an employee makes a donation to Compass Affordable Housing, the company’s “matching” donation of the same amount doubles the impact of your gift. Ask your employer if it has a matching gift program.

United Way – If your company’s employee giving program includes the United Way, look for Compass Affordable Housing in the list of organizations.  United Way programs also allow donors to write in an organization other than those listed. All you need to do is write “Compass Affordable Housing” on the “donor-option” line or provide our EIN number, 86-0708645, on your campaign giving form.

Give Stock

For many people, making a stock gift can be a better choice than cash*. Compass Affordable Housing is happy to accept your gift of stock, should that be the best option for you.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3

  1. Please notify us of your stock gift so we may shepherd your gift securely through the transfer process. Be prepared to provide us with the following information:

• Name of the donor

• Name of the stock being donated

• The number of shares being donated

• Date of the transfer

  1. Instruct your financial institution to call our Chief Financial Executive (CFO) at 520-305-4724.
  2. Our CFO will provide them with the information necessary to complete the transfer.

 

You can reach us in one of three ways:

Notify us by email at infoCAH@compassaffordablehousing.org

Notify us by phone at (520) 305-4724

Notify us by mail at:
Compass Affordable Housing, Inc.
48 N Tucson Blvd, Suite 102
Tucson, AZ 85716

*We strongly encourage you to discuss your tax status with an attorney, financial advisor and/or accountant before making a gift of stock.

Make a Bequest

Do you want to help but just can’t make the contribution you’d like to make right now? Have you considered including a legacy gift in your will or trust?

This is one way to ensure the Compass Affordable Housing families will have your support in the future.   Remembering Compass Affordable Housing with a bequest in your will or living trust can help sustain and strengthen our programs for years to come.

There are several types of bequests to choose from.*

 

  • Specific – giving a certain amount of cash, securities, or property
  • General – giving property that is similar to all other items distributed, generally cash
  • Percentage – giving a stated percentage of your estate
  • Residual – giving all or a portion of what remains of your estate after specific and general bequests are distributed

If you’ve already been so generous as to include us in your estate planning, please let us know.

Notify us by e-mail at infocah@compassaffordbalehousing.org

Notify us by phone at (520) 305-4724

Notify us by mail at:
Compass Affordable Housing, Inc.
48 N Tucson Blvd, Suite 102
Tucson, AZ 85716

*There are unlimited options for making a legacy gift.  We strongly encourage you to discuss your estate planning with an attorney, financial advisor and/or accountant when considering a legacy gift.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are treasured at Compass Affordable Housing. As a volunteer, you bring positive energy, new ideas, valuable skills and opportunities for community events that will enrich lives.  Many of our community events, and some of our classes and workshops, are powered by community volunteers.

On occasion we also have volunteer events, like community garden work days, community improvement or clean-up projects, that can engage a large number of people.

If you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact us at InfoCAH@compassaffordablehousing.org or (520) 647-9652

Become an Intern

As an intern with Compass Affordable Housing you will gain hands-on experience working with tenants and program participants. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with local agencies and engage with grantors and funders. At CAH we value what interns bring to the agency in educational and personal experience. Our team has included Bachelors and Masters students from the ASU School of Social Work, Pima Community College, and graduate students of public health and other programs.

If you have a passion for working with people to achieve self-sufficiency and stability, consider spending a semester or a year with us! 

If you are interested in becoming an intern, please contact us at  InfoCAH@compassaffordablehousing.org or 520-647-9652.

Give an In-Kind Gift

Would you like to give a gift of goods or services that will help a family that is starting over? Many in-kind gifts help us provide items that we cannot otherwise offer. Here are a few things we are always in need of and able to use immediately upon receipt:

• Full size personal care items for families
• Office supplies
• Outdoor Furniture – gently used, sturdy chairs and picnic tables
• Home furnishings – gently used couches, sofa beds, tables, dining sets, computer and/or TV stands, children’s beds
• New bedding, pillows and towels
• Large flat screen TV’s that can be mounted
• Folding tables and chairs
• Donations of plants and trees for landscaping and the community gardens
• Bicycles in working order

Due to lack of storage, we are unable to accept clothing donations. Large items must be delivered to a designated Compass Affordable Housing site.

If you are interested in donating in-kind items, please contact us at
infoCAH@compassaffordablehousing.org or (520) 305-4724.

Compass Affordable Housing

48 N Tucson Blvd. #102
Tucson, AZ 85716

infoCAH@compassaffordablehousing.org

(520) 305-4724