Century held its anniversary dinner at the National History Museum on September 5th to celebrate 20 years of service to low-income and homeless families and veterans throughout California. Attended by The Honorable Judge Harry Pregerson, his wife, Bernardine Pregerson, Century’s Board, staff, dignitaries, and friends, the event highlighted the social impact of programs created by Century and supported by Century’s More Than Shelter Fund.
Mr. Fritz Colman was on hand to introduce the Judge and Board Chairman Earl Fields, who shared his thoughts about the need for affordable housing. Mr. Fields reminded the audience that California continues to lead the nation in the need for below-market-rate housing. However, he also helped lighten the mood by leading a lively birthday sing-along!
Beginning with the Century Freeway Housing Program and following its successful conversion into a nonprofit corporation, Century has provided more than $1 billion in financing toward the development of over 25,000 affordable homes.