What's New in the Neighborhood
Hollywood Community Housing Newsletter
Fall 2016
Gateway Apartments Receives LEED Award

Congratulations to HCHC Project Manager, Matt Mason and the develop ment team on the Gateway Project! In a joint venture partnership with Venice Community Housing, the team was awarded Platinum LEED-certification, the highest level of distinction awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council.  
See HCHC's website to read more  here.

Up Next
Palo Verde Apartments

HCHC will begin construction later this year on our 27th development, the Palo Verde Apartments in the City of El Monte. Stay tuned for the upcoming Groundbreaking Ceremony.
Resident Highlight

HCHC resident Jose grew up in a cramped studio apartment near De Longpre Park in Hollywood. His father worked at a local car wash and his mother provided childcare in their home. Their neighborhood was safe, but their building was repeatedly cited for code violations, putting the family's stability in constant risk. At the same time, Jose had started junior high school. With the constant noise from the additional children in their apartment, along with the lack of space, Jose would lock himself in the bathroom every day to finish his homework. After hearing from friends about LA Voice, a community based organization that works to improve the quality of life for Los Angeles residents, the family made a commitment to participate in weekly meetings. It was through this experience they were connected to a local church and learned about HCHC's Mariposa Place Apartments in East Hollywood. 

In 2009, Jose and his family stood in line with more than 700 people to receive an application for one of the 58 new units. Jose's mom shares, "when I received the phone call that there was a two bedroom apartment available and our son would finally have his own room, it was like a dream come true."

Jose's family has lived in the Mariposa Place Apartments for seven years. They have participated in the variety of services offered in the building, including ESL and GED classes, parenting classes through HCHC's partnership with Visionary Youth Center, and college awareness workshops. It was during one of these workshops Jose met HCHC's ESL Instructor and Community Outreach Coordinator and over a series of financial and college preparation workshops, Jose and his family began to see college as a real possibility.

Last month, Jose left home to begin his junior year at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he is studying Computer Engineering. While Jose's parents shared how much they miss him when he leaves, they also said they know what a great life he has ahead of him. We couldn't agree with them more.
HCHC Welcomes New Board Members

We are happy to welcome  Nisha Vyas , Senior Staff Attorney with Public Counsel's Community Development Project to our Board of Directors. Nisha's work includes providing counsel to community-based organizations, including legal advice and capacity building support to nonprofit affordable and supportive housing providers. With a background in community law and fair housing, Nisha's advocacy is rooted in the belief that all persons should have access to safe, decent and affordable housing of their choice. 

In addition, we are pleased to welcome new Board member, Father Michael Gutierrez. Father Mike has been a Catholic priest for 23 years and is currently the Pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in Baldwin Park, a community of 10,000 families. He previously served as the Pastor of St. Anne's in Santa Monica and sat on Santa Monica's Housing Commission from 2005-2009. Father Mike is committed to issues around affordable housing, immigration and organized labor issues and has received honors from the LA County Federation of Labor, the National Conference for Community and Justice, and Catholic Charities.
Welcome New Resident Services Coordinator
HCHC welcomes new Resident Services Coordinator, Courtney Jennings. Courtney has joined our Supportive Services team and will be working with our special needs households. Her previous position was Housing Specialist with Alliance for Housing and Healing and prior to that, she worked at the Baltimore County Department of Social Services as a Family Investment Specialist. Courtney is looking forward to building relationships with HCHC residents and coordinating activities that will encourage self-sufficient living. Please join us in welcoming, Courtney. We are pleased to have her with us.
A Big Thank You to Our Donors
The development projects and the services HCHC provides for our residents would not be possible without the generosity of our donors. We are so grateful for the grant awards we have recently received from Bank of America, the California Community Foundation, the  David Geffen Foundation, the Green Foundation, the Home Depot Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, Union Bank and Wells Fargo.
Upcoming Events
Annual Turkey Giveaway   
In partnership with The Playhouse Group, HCHC will be hosting its 8th Annual Fall Family Feast on November 22nd from 4:00-7:00 pm at HCHC's Hollywood Metro Apartments. A tasty dinner from Calle Tacos and Joe's Pizza will be served to HCHC residents and their families. There will be face painting, characters, and live entertainment for all to enjoy. All HCHC residents will be going home with a turkey and all of the fixings to prepare their own Thanksgiving meal. 

We are in need of volunteers to help serve food to the families and assist our senior residents. Please contact Katherine Mason at kmason@hollywoodhousing.org or (323) 454-6218 if you're interested.

 Vote Yes on HHH!

HCHC has formerly endorsed Prop. HHH and we encourage you to go to the last page of the ballot on November 8th and vote  Yes on HHH !

Save the Date!

HCHC transforms communities by creating affordable housing that achieves design excellence and environmental sustainability, while at the same time respecting and preserving 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.



Sarah Letts
Hollywood Community Housing Corporation

Making It Real!


HCHC would like to express heartfelt thanks to the individuals, businesses and foundations who have contributed their support to safe and affordable housing for very low income and disabled households.



Alpha Construction


AMJ Construction


Arroyo Insurance


Bank of America


Barker Management


Baughman Family


Bocarsly Emden Cowan Esmail & Arndt LLP


Brooks+Scarpa Architects


Brown Family


California Community Foundation


California Housing Partnership


Century Housing


Citi Community Development through LISC-NEF


Citi Community Capital


City National Bank


Comerica Bank


Corporation for Supportive Housing


The David Geffen Foundation


Disney, ABC Television Group


Dreyfuss Construction


Egan/Simon Architecture


Enterprise Community Partners


FSY Architects


The Green Foundation


Holthouse Carlin & Van Tright LLP


Homage Design


The Home Depot Foundation




Hudson Housing Capital


JPMorgan Chase


Killefer Flammang Architects


Law Offices of Ada Cordero-Sacks


Leopoldo Caballa Construction


Levitt & Rosemblum


M2A Architects


Manufacturers Bank


Mission Valley Bank


NAI Capital


National Equity Fund


Next Level Elevator


Parker Environmental


Raymond James


RE Quizon Construction


Rompage Hardware


Rosenheim & Associates


S. Mark Taper Foundation


Shelter Architects LLP


Shelter Partnership


So Cal Self Storage


Titanium Engineering


Union Bank


US Bank


Victoria Hunt-Weiss


WASH Multifamily Laundry Services


The Weingart Foundation


Wells Fargo


Westport Construction


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Our award-winning buildings and services have played a major role in revitalizing Hollywood. Join us in creating a strong, vital community and transforming the lives of its residents.
Make a contribution today!

We are also pleased to accept donations of stock or securities. Call (323) 454-6205.
Board of Directors
Kyle B. Arndt, President
Jerold B. Neuman, Vice President and Secretary
Ira Dankberg
Father Michael Gutierrez
Maria Joyce Maynard
Bonnie Tseng
Glynn Turman
Nisha Vyas

Quick Facts
Founded in 1989
26 Buildings
807 units of affordable rental housing
303 units in 
Over 1,700 residents served
450 children
285 seniors
100+ Volunteers
2700 Volunteer Hours Annually

If you are interested in learning more about the work we do, please contact us to schedule a tour at
 (323) 454-6205.