Since its inception in 1999, CHAF has raised more than $2.2 million – enough to open doors for more than 1,900 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 $1,250 assistance grant, CHAF can prevent that same family from losing their home. Prevention works!