What's New in the Neighborhood
Hollywood Community Housing Newsletter
Fall 2015
Step Up on Colorado is Complete!

In our second partnership with Step Up on Second, HCHC is excited to announce that construction is complete and residents have moved into The Kaufmann Apartments at Step Up on Colorado! This 34-unit building is located at 520 Colorado Avenue in Downtown Santa Monica, less than a block from the Expo light rail stop, and will provide permanent supportive housing for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness and mental health issues. See HCHC's Facebook page for more photos.
Pre-Development News
Gateway Apartments
HCHC has teamed up with Venice Community Housing Corporation and is currently in construction on Gateway Apartments, a new permanent supportive housing development in Marina del Rey. This project will provide 21-units for people who are either homeless or chronically homeless with special needs, such as physical or mental disability issues.

Palo Verde Apartments HCHC is pleased to be one of three affordable housing organizations in Los Angeles awarded Proposition 41 funds through the Veterans Housing and Homeless Prevention (VHHP) Program. HCHC is in the pre-development phase of building 49 affordable housing units located in the City of El Monte, with 25-units reserved for homeless veterans and their families. 
Annual Flavors Event,
Home Sweet Home

With over 150 people in attendance, our 14th Annual Flavors of Hollywood event, Home Sweet Home, raised over $94,000 in support of Hollywood Community Housing!


Home Sweet Home


Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner from Bludso's BBQ, spiked lemonade, long island iced teas, and danced the night away to live music performed by the JazzZone Ensemble. 


Lifetime achievement Awards were given to Mollie Lowery, former Executive Director of Housing Works and Mary Kirchen, Founder, Director of Development of Housing Works. We also honored Christopher J. Carey, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at City National Bank. 


The event was a wonderful celebration of Hollywood Community Housing and the people who have supported our organization for over 25 years. We also want to send an extra special thank you to Jerry Neuman for opening his beautiful home in Hancock Park. See HCHC's Facebook page for more photos. 



Back-to-School Community Service Day
Backtoschool 2015
On Sunday, August 2nd, volunteers from
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles dedicated their time and effort to fill 300 backpacks with back-to-school supplies for children living in HCHC buildings. We would like to thank all of the volunteers and the generous donations from the Shelter Partnership, The Mark and Janet Brown Charitable Fund, Blessings in a Backpack, the 99cents Only Store and Frances J. Harris.
Volunteer Highlight
We would like to thank and acknowledge HCHC Volunteer, Ninfa Bautista, for her leadership at the Ninfa Bautista HCHC Food Pantry. With over four years of service, she has brought knowledge, skills, compassion and a high standard for cleanliness to the Food Pantry. In addition to being an exceptional cook, she is happy to share tips on how to combine the foods in the bags and make delicious and nutritious meals. Her tamales are the best! Ninfa balances her time between family, work, and volunteering. She is a mother of four, a grandmother of three, married to another HCHC volunteer, Hermilo Quintana, and lives at Mariposa Apartments. Thank you, Ninfa, for all you do and for being a wonderful role model to all of us!
Volunteers like Ninfa are a key component in HCHC's work to support and empower our residents. If you are interested in participating in any of our programs, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Katherine Mason, at kmason@hollywoodhousing.org or (323) 454-6218.
New Faces at HCHC

Please join us in welcoming new
Resident Services Coordinator, Alice Schmitt.
Alice previously worked at Children Services in Pasadena as a Resident Counselor. She studied Psychology and graduated from Hawaii Pacific University. On the weekends, you will find her running, hiking,  or exploring our beautiful city with friends. Welcome, Alice!



HCHC is also pleased to welcome new Project Manager, Matt Mason. Matt has an extensive background in urban planning and economic development, with work experience at the CRA in Los Angeles, NYC's Economic Development Corporation, and NYC's City Planning Departments. Matt recently received a Master's Degree in Real Estate Development from Cass Business School in London. Welcome to HCHC, Matt! 



Upcoming Events
In appreciation of our generous donors, we're rolling out  barrels of beer and cooking up platters of Bratwurst on
Thursday, October 29th at HCHC's Haus.

Annual Turkey Giveaway 
In partnership with The Playhouse Group, HCHC will be hosting its Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway on November 24th from 4:00-7:00 p.m 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, a photo booth, 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 provide assistance to our senior residents. Please contact Katherine Mason at kmason@hollywoodhousing.org or (323) 454-6218 if you're interested.
HCHC preserves and expands affordable housing for low income households in Hollywood and nearby underserved communities of Los Angeles.  HCHC improves the quality of life for low income households and fosters social advancement; preserving the history, culture and architecture of communities served.



Bill Harris
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.



Bank of America


California Community Foundation


City National Bank


Comerica Bank   


Corporation for Supportive Housing


East Hollywood Neighborhood Council


Enterprise Community Partners   



JP Morgan Chase Foundation   


Orange County Community Foundation / Marisla  


S. Mark Taper Foundation


Shelter Partnership  


Silicon Valley Foundation  

The Ahmanson Foundation


The David Geffen Foundation  


The Weingart   Foundation


Wells Fargo Bank

Union Bank  








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Mission Statement
Hollywood Community Housing Corporation, a community-based non-profit corporation, preserves and expands the supply of affordable housing for lower income households, first in Hollywood and extending to nearby underserved communities of Los Angeles. Through its housing development, economic development and neighborhood improvement initiatives, HCHC improves the quality of life for lower income households and fosters social advancement; respecting and preserving the history, culture and architecture of the communities we serve.
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Board of Directors
Kyle B. Arndt, President
Jerold B. Neuman, Vice President and Secretary
Ira J. Dankberg
Maria Joyce Maynard
Michael G. Okamura
Lois Starr
Bonnie Tseng
Glynn Turman

Quick Facts
Founded in 1989
23 Buildings
786 units of affordable rental housing
321 units in pre-development
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.