Just prior to the pandemic, Choosing Independence, Inc had committed itself to advocating for improved housing options for its 25 clients. As the housing crisis in California grew, it became more apparent to Choosing Independence, Inc that the issue of affordable housing was a greater issue than they knew. As Mr. Richards and his administrators began to research the issue, they realized they were not alone in this challenge, nor were their clients. They learned Veterans were homeless. They learned hard-working people with jobs were homeless. They learned more and more that families nationwide were homeless. In short, they learned Affordable Housing was at an all-time low, and the issue needed to be addressed accordingly. This revelation sparked those at Choosing Independence, Inc to launch a Community and Economic Department within the organization to address the disparity of safe and affordable housing for the disadvantaged. Under the Community and Economic Department CI, Inc., Mr. Richards developed a concept he pegged Affordable Supported Housing. Which uses housing as the foundation of service delivery. Whereas, the other four areas Health and Wellness, Financial Literacy, Youth Development and Vocational and Academic Enrichment are Case Management driven.