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


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.

Our Vision

What we hope to achieve

HCHC envisions an equitable society where all people have a safe and dignified place to call home, feel connected to their community, and have meaningful opportunities to thrive.

Our Mission

Why we exist

HCHC strives to transform lives by creating and managing sustainable and affordable housing that respects the history, culture, and architecture of the communities we serve. We provide services and access to resources to improve the quality of life for our residents.

Our Values

How we guide ourselves in pursuit of our mission

Equity: We are committed to advancing equal opportunity and equal access.

Dignity: We believe all people deserve respect and a home, regardless of circumstance.

Integrity: We conduct business in an open, honest, and transparent manner, and accept responsibility for our individual and collective actions.

Collaboration: We collaborate by harnessing the knowledge and expertise of each of our disciplines and forging enduring partnerships with residents and stakeholders to achieve the best collective outcomes.

Empowerment: We provide resources for our community of partners and the people we serve and invest in our team to strive for success in addressing the housing and homeless crisis.


Sarah Letts, Executive Director
My Adviento, Senior Lead Property Manager
Vince Adviento, Property and Asset Manager
Mary Ann Anderson, Property Manager
Daniela Banuelas, Property Manager
Paul Bustamante, Property Manager
Armin Bedrian, Property Manager
Joanne Broderick, Property Manager
Don Bustamante, Asset Manager
Patrick Bustamante, Property Manager
Vanessa Canales, Bookkeeper
Paul Chanthaphasouk, Junior Compliance Specialist
Deborah De La Puente, Resident Services Coordinator
Emilie Dimalanta, Property Manager
Marybel Flores, Property Manager
Christopher French, Deputy Director of Asset Management
Katherinne Gamez, Resident Services Coordinator
Rinna Gonzales, Property Manager
Kristin Gunther, Project Manager
Shelly Huynh, Property Accountant III
Courtney Jennings, Senior Resident Services Coordinator
Brandi Johnson, Property Accountant II
Dionne Jupiter, Property Manager
Jisun Kim, Controller
May Layco, Property Manager
Annalou Mangubat, Property and Asset Manager
Willy Matulac, Senior Property Manager
Carole Mendoza, Senior Property Manager
Breigh Montgomery, Project Manager
JC Nubla, Compliance Specialist
Emily Obligacion, Property Manager
Angelica Pace, Human Resources Manager
Rylee Page, Lead Resident Services Coordinator
Bernardino Perez, Operations Manager
Sannah Rahim, Property Accountant I
Marcela Rivera, Director of Resident Services
Sean Robinson, Property Manager
Malen Rodriguez, Director of Property and Asset Management
Gregorio Sanchez, Senior Facilities Maintenance Technician
Victoria Senna, Director of Housing Development
Jameel Tayag, Office Administrator
Kayla Teel, Director of Fundraising and Communications
Janette Victorio, Senior Property Manager
Ashley Walker, Property Manager
Victoria Yambao, Property Manager


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


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

Foundation and Corporate Partners

Government Partners

Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Program
Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)