We develop affordable homes and safe communities for low-income families, formerly homeless individuals and households, seniors and those with special needs.


HISTORY


Since its founding in 1989, Hollywood Community Housing Corporation (HCHC) has literally changed the face of Hollywood and surrounding communities. Neighborhoods disfigured by blight and crime have been revitalized by HCHC's vibrant new housing complexes and restored historic properties.

By the 1980s, the area immediately surrounding the famous intersection of Hollywood and Vine had deteriorated beyond recognition. Increasing numbers of low-income families were faced with a dire shortage of affordable, adequately sized housing. Too often, they were crammed in inappropriate quarters. Historic properties, many evoking Hollywood's history, were targeted for demolition by developers bent on replacing them with lucrative but lower-quality buildings.

Recognizing the destructive trend underway, former Council member Michael Woo, the Community Redevelopment Agency and the Los Angeles Community Design Center marshaled the resources of longtime community leaders, historic preservationists, and concerned Hollywood residents. The result of this effort was the Hollywood Community Housing Corporation.

A volunteer board of directors led agency operations for the first two years. In 1991, the organization hired its first full-time staff member and began work on its first development, the rehabilitation of the historic Nelson Dunning House and new construction of 24 adjacent units of affordable housing.

Since then, HCHC has developed 32 properties, creating over 1,153 units of safe, attractive and centrally located affordable housing. HCHC was among the first affordable housing developers to recognize the importance of combining supportive services with housing and has decades of experience in developing and operating affordable rental housing and providing on-site supportive services for special needs households, including seniors and formerly chronically homeless households. This integrated model of development addresses the critical need for affordable rental homes, while at the same time addresses the need for supportive housing with on-site services for homeless households in Los Angeles County.


MISSION


HCHC transforms communities by creating affordable housing that achieves design excellence and environmental sustainability, while at the same time respecting the history, culture, and architecture of the communities we serve. HCHC strives to transform lives by providing services and access to resources that improve the quality of life for our residents.

VISION


Hollywood Community Housing Corporation envisions a more just society where all people have a place to call home, feel connected to their community and have access to meaningful opportunities.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS


HCHC has received numerous awards for design, construction and historic preservation, including the Hollywood Heritage Golden Palm Award, State of California Governor’s Historic Preservation Award, Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing Special Needs Project of the Year Award, Professional Builder Design Award, California Preservation Foundation Award, Enterprise Community Partner of the Year and many more.


STAFF


Sarah Letts, Executive Director
My Adviento, Senior On-site Property Manager
Vince Adviento, Property and Asset Manager
Neslie Akkol, Director of Development
Edwin Anderson, On-site Property Manager
Armin Bedrian, On-site Property Manager
Joanne Broderick, On-site Property Manager
Don Bustamante, Asset Manager
Vanessa Canales, Accounts Payable Assistant
George Damian, On-site Property Manager
Christopher French, Senior Asset Manager
Katherinne Gamez, Resident Services Coordinator
Rinna Gonzales, On-site Property Manager
Kristin Gunther, Project Manager
CJ Horvath, Senior Project Manager
Shelly Huynh, Accountant
Courtney Jennings, Senior Resident Services Coordinator
Dionne Jupiter, On-site Property Manager
Jisun Kim, Senior Accountant
Laura Krug, Director of Finance
May Layco, On-site Property Manager
Consuelo Lopez, Program Manager
Annalou Mangubat, Property and Asset Manager
Breigh Montgomery, Project Manager
JC Nubla, Compliance Specialist
Rochelle Ogena, On-site Property Manager
Angelica Pace, Human Resources Manager
Rylee Page, Senior Resident Services Coordinator
Bernardino Perez, Operations Manager
Marcela Rivera, Director of Resident Services
Malen Rodriguez, Director of Asset Management
Gregorio Sanchez, Senior Facilities Maintenance Technician
Victoria Senna, Director of Housing Development
Adrian Wong, Office Administrator
Victoria Yambao, On-site Property Manager

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Fr. Michael D. Gutierrez, President of the Board
Nisha N. Vyas, Vice President of the Board
Rayne Laborde-Ruiz, Secretary and Treasurer of the Board
Rocky Collis
John Concannon
Elena Frias
Lynn Hansen
Cynthia Phung

OUR PARTNERS


We couldn't do this work without the support of these incredible teams.


Foundation and Corporate Partners

A special thank you to Wells Fargo for their recent generous donation!


Government Partners


CA Debt Limit Allocation Committee (CDLAC)
California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (CTCAC)
California Department of Housing and Community Development
City of El Monte
City of Los Angeles
The City of Los Angeles AIDS Coordinator's Office (ACO)
City of Santa Monica
Community Development Commission/Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles (HACoLA)
Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco
Housing and Community Investment Department of the City of Los Angeles (HCIDLA)
Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program
The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA)
Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Community and Business Sponsors


Title Sponsor



Platinum Sponsor



Gold Sponsor



Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors


Court Sponsors


Net Sponsors


Individual Sponsors

Janet Davis
Cynthia Phung
Rebecca Dennison