September 2019
Get Up to $300,000 at 5% Interest
CHBA has partnered with CDC Small Business Finance to help small businesses in City Heights gain access to capital. Working capital for job retention and creation, capital equipment, business expansion, tenant and storefront improvements and refinancing. Start-ups eligible, no capital injection required, no prepayment penalty. For more information: Small Business Loan Program
Free Small Business Counseling
CHBA provides free business counseling services and technical assistance on a variety of business topics. We collaborate with in local organizations such as CDC Small Business Finance, Small Business Development Centers, SCORE, SBA, ACCION and the City of San Diego Economic Development Department. If you need assistance with your small business, contact us and we will connect you with the right resource.
New City Heights Community Advocate
Join us in welcoming Sabina Villalobos as the new City Heights Community Advocate. Sabina is a City Heights resident and a recent graduate of San Diego State University with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies. Sabina is bilingual (English-Spanish) and has extensive experience working and volunteering with organizations in City Heights. Sabina will continue the work started by Angel Soria, our previous Community Advocate, who left for Mexico City to work on a masters degree.

Over the past 2 years, CHBA has partnered with the City Heights Foundation, SAY San Diego, Price Charities, and The California Endowment to implement the City Heights Community Advocate Program. CHBA hired a full-time community advocate to train community leaders and residents on how to report issues of maintenance and security to government agencies and how to ensure that the issues are resolved. Since the program's start, the advocate and community leaders have made thousands of reports resulting in thousands of resolved maintenance and security issues.
CHBA Contributes $10,000 to Homeless Outreach Pilot Program
Last year CHBA partnered with local nonprofit organizations to establish a one-year pilot homeless outreach program in North Park and City Heights. The program hired an outreach worker to connect homeless persons to housing and other services. As of February, the program had reached over 150 homeless individuals with over 550 services contacts. The pilot program is a partnership between the City Heights Business Association, City Heights CDC, Councilmember Chris Ward, Councilmember Georgette Gomez, North Park Main Street, Price Philanthropies, and People Assisting the Homeless (PATH). We are honored to be part of such as worthwhile and successful collaborative effort.
Annual Meeting October 9, 2018
The CHBA 2019 Annual Meeting will take place on October 9, 2019 at 4305 University Avenue, Suite 610, at 11 AM. The meeting is open to the public.

Clean & Safe Program
The City Heights Business Association runs a Clean & Safe Program within the City Heights Business Improvement District. The Clean & Safe Program provides a variety of services that include the following:
  • Sidewalk Sweeping
  • Graffiti Removal
  • Trash Receptacles
  • Landscaping
  • Power Washing of Sidewalks
  • Power Washing of Bus Shelters
  • Planters
  • Dog Waste Bag Stations
  • Cigarette Disposal Stations
  • Bus Shelters
  • Bike Racks
  • Benches
  • Solar Lights
  • Utility Box Painting Program
  • Banner Program
  • Mural Program
  • SDG&E Dusk to Dawn Program
  • Homeless Outreach Program
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