Esperanza Community Housing Corporation

Founded in 1989, Esperanza Community Housing Corporation develops affordable housing, promotes accessible health care, and pursues economic development in the Figueroa Corridor neighborhood of South-Central Los Angeles. Its Community Health Promoters’ Program trains bi- and trilingual low-income residents to become community health leaders, who better understand community needs and have marketable skills for further employment. To date, the CDC has also completed nine affordable housing projects that provide a total of 165 housing units. In developing Mercado La Paloma, the group has helped create 15 businesses, 80 jobs, and a community-gathering place.

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