Since its inception in 1999, CHAF has raised more than $2,000,000 – enough to open doors for more than 1,800 households. And, with follow up services from CHAF partner HomeStart, 96% of clients remained housed one year later and beyond. Once homeless, it costs the state approximately $30,000 per year to house a family in emergency shelter. For a $930 assistance grant, CHAF can prevent that same family from losing their home. Prevention works!