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Hollywood Community Housing Newsletter
Spring 2016
A Message from our Executive Director

Dear Supporters of Hollywood Community Housing,

As most of you know, our friend and colleague, Bill Harris, retired from Hollywood Community Housing Corporation (HCHC) in March 2016 after leading the organization for 16 years.  

As the new Executive Director, I feel lucky to benefit from Bill's golden touch on so many things - fro m the talented staff, to the skillful board of directors to the beautiful buildings owned and operated by HCHC. 
I am grateful to Bill for his leadership during challenging times including the dissolution of redevelopment agencies in 2012 which eliminated a critically important source of funding for affordable housing.  The affordable housing crisis has forced the broader community to open its eyes and ears to the plight of the homeless and people who are severely rent burdened.  Radio programs and the local news are reporting on the housing crisis every week and it is permeating the collective consciousness of Angelenos that we must take action to make this region a more just and equitable place to live. 

I am excited to join HCHC as the new Executive Director because it is an opportunity to be aggressive, and innovative and passionate about making Los Angeles a place where people can do more than just survive - it is time to make it a bustling metropolis where people are thriving!

All my best,

Upcoming Events

Save the Date! 

Join us for our  15th Annual Flavors of Hollywood event, Lighting the Path to Home, on Saturday June 18, 2016.



If you would like to sponsor the event or if you need additional information, please contact Marisa Latham French at (323) 454-6205 or email mlfrench@hollywoodhousing.org. Printed invitations are forthcoming.


Grand Opening of Gateway Apartments!

In partnership with Venice Community Housing Corporation, HCHC celebrated the grand opening of our 25th housing development. 

This beautiful 21-unit building is located at 13368 Beach Blvd. in Marina del Rey and will  provide housing to 
individuals who were formerly homeless. 

This environmentally thoughtful building incorporates solar panels to heat water and supplement power needs in the building, drought tolerant landscaping, locally sourced materials, high-efficiency lighting, Energy Star appliances and plans to achieve Gold LEED-certification.
Resident Highlight
Congratulations to HCHC resident David Hall on his achievement of obtaining his GED!
David Hall, HCHC Director of Resident Services, Lisa Ho and ESL/GED Instructor, Karina Ravkina-Matousov
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; preserving the history, culture and architecture of communities served.



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.


The Ahmanson Foundation


Arroyo Insurance 


Bank of America


Barker Management


Baughman Family 


Bocarsly Emden Cowan Esmail & Arndt LLP


Brooks+Scarpa Architects, Inc.


California Community Foundation


California Housing Partnership Corporation


Century Housing Corporation


Citi Community Bank


City National Bank


Comerica Bank   


Corporation for Supportive Housing


The David Geffen Foundation


Disney, ABC Television Group


Dreyfuss Construction


East Hollywood Neighborhood Council


Enterprise Community Partners   


The Green Foundation


Holthouse Carlin & Van Tright LLP



JP Morgan Chase Foundation   


Leopoldo Caballa Construction


Levitt & Rosenblum


Manufacturers Bank


M2A Architects


National Equity Fund


Rosenheim & Associates, Inc.


RSE Quizon Construction


S. Mark Taper Foundation


Shelter Architects LLP


Shelter Partnership  


Silicon Valley Foundation 


SoCal Self Storage


Victoria Hunt-Weiss


The Weingart  Foundation


Wells Fargo Bank

Westport Construction

Union Bank

US Bank


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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.
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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 J. Dankberg
Maria Joyce Maynard
Michael G. Okamura
Bonnie Tseng
Glynn Turman

Quick Facts
Founded in 1989
25 housing developments
807 units of affordable rental housing
303 units in pre-development
Over 1,700 residents served
450 children
285 seniors
122 Volunteers
Over 2100 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.