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Giving Thanks: Spotlight on Philanthropy

Robin Hughes Bids Farewell

LA Highlights: A Robust Pipeline Continues through 2021

Robin Hughes on Housing Access & Affordability (C-SPAN)

Check out our very own Robin Hughes on C-SPAN!

Abode Communities|Architecture: A History

Rooted in the design center movement of 1968, Abode Communities|Architecture continues to be the nucleus of affordable housing and community development in Los Angeles.

About Abode Communities

Learn about how Abode Communities works to create housing and social equity throughout California.

Robin Hughes Featured on Leading Voices in Real Estate Podcast

Listen to learn more about Abode Communities’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic and…

Welcome Home to Westmont Vista

Abode Communities is 100% leased on Westmont Vista! Located on a once-vacant site adjacent to Los Angeles Southwest College, Westmont Vista offers…

AvalonBay-Abode Communities Team Selected to Develop West LA Civic Center Site

Mixed-Use Project Proposes Equitable Housing Opportunities Combined with Neighborhood-Serving Retail and Restored Municipal Uses   WEST LOS ANGELES — AvalonBay Communities and Abode Communities have […]

Adams Terrace Begins Construction: Hailed as Model Affordable Housing Development by Los Angeles City Planning Commission

Sharp angles, clean lines and storefront facades help inform the design of Adams Terrace, a new scattered site affordable housing development in West Adams.

Housing Collaborative Awarded $40MM to Address Los Angeles’ Homelessness Crisis

The Collaborative will seek six development sites for the delivery of 360 Supportive Housing (SH) prefabricated units.

Abode Communities|Architecture Partners with Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation to Bring Senior Housing to Los Angeles

Amani Apartments and Chesterfield Apartments are providing 98 senior homes with modern designs in two South Los Angeles locations.

Beyond Homes Partners with Baby2Baby

As an authorized distributor, Abode Communities is able to provide direct services through its Beyond Homes program to care for its youngest residents through Baby2Baby’s programs on a first come, first serve basis.

Veteran Commons: New Supportive/Affordable Housing in Predevelopment

100 service-enhanced affordable homes, 14,000 square feet of open space, and 4,400 square feet of community serving space are planned for the new development.

New Toy Loan Center Now Serving Families in the Wilmington Area

New Toy Loan Center at Harbor View Place apartment complex will allow children in Wilmington area to borrow and return toys.

Announcing Sindy Spivak as Board Chair; Three New Directors

Abode Communities is pleased to announce Sindy Spivak as its 2019 board chair. Three new members are Lisa Gutierrez, Dr. Va Lecia Adams Kellum, and John H. Arnold, AIA.

2019 All Staff Awards- Milestones and Recognition

Please join us as we celebrate and recognize the milestone accomplishments and exemplary performers of the year.

Abode Communities Awarded Capital One’s $100,000 Blueprint to Buildings Grant

Abode Communities is Los Angeles’ sole recipient of Capital One’s Blueprint to Buildings grant, bringing vital predevelopment funding for Grandview Apartments.

Maintenance Team Participated in AHMA’s “Maintenance Madness”

Abode Communities|Property Management team will add new services to our residents.

Abode Communities|Architecture Expands Leadership

Welcome Pooja Bhagat, associate principal, and Paola Vezzulli, project director to Abode Communities|Architecture.

New Design of The Children’s Clinic in Long Beach Underway

Abode Communities|Architecture is exploring ways to create a meaningful experience and improved health outcomes for the new clinic.

Abode Communities Awards $50,000 in Financial Aid through Building Hope Scholarship Program

The 2019 Building Hope Scholarship Awards celebrated five graduating high school senior residents in their pursuit to higher education.

$109.8 M Renovation of American Gold Star Manor Completes Five Months Early

A Partnership to Bring Long-Term Affordability to Gold Star Mothers, Veterans, and Seniors

KPCC AirTtalk with Larry Mantle: President & CEO Robin Hughes Discusses Proposition 1 Ballot Initiative

President & CEO Robin Hughes featured on KPCC’s AirTalk with Larry Mantle discussing Proposition 1: Veterans and Affordable Housing Act

SCANPH Honors Abode Communities as 2018 Developer of the Year

On September 28, 2018, joined by some 800 friends and colleagues, Abode Communities was honored by the Southern California Association for Nonprofit Housing (SCANPH) as its 2018 Developer of the Year.

Grand Opening of Camino del Mar & Vista del Mar Hallmarks Nearly Two Decades of Community Revitalization Effort at Dana Strand

Abode Communities and Mercy Housing California, together with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), celebrated the grand opening of Camino del Mar and Vista del Mar, 176 service-enhanced affordable family homes in the Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Edward Lam Earns Architectural License

We are pleased to announce that Edward Lam, Project Manager with Abode Communities | Architecture, has passed the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) earning his California Architecture License.

Abode Communities Teams with The SEED Foundation, ExED to Bring Public Boarding School for Resilient Youth to South L.A.

Abode Communities is proud to announce its partnership with The SEED Foundation and ExED to develop SEED Los Angeles (SEED LA), a 4.2-acre vocational and 100% college-preparatory public boarding school for resilient youth in South Los Angeles.

Island Life: Robin Hughes Partners with ULI on Advisory Panel for Affordable Housing in St. Croix

President & CEO Robin Hughes joined Urban Land Institute (ULI) in St. Croix as a panelist comprised of economic and affordable housing leaders to help develop a strategic economic development vision and housing plan for the town of Christiansted in the Caribbean island of St. Croix.

Planting Seeds of Hope: A Rooftop Garden Brings Life to Selma Community Housing

The summer season kicked-off in full bloom at Selma Community Housing where fifteen residents and youth volunteers helped build an edible rooftop garden.

Take Action: Vote Yes on Prop 1 – Veterans and Affordable Housing Act

bode Communities is a proud to be an early supporter of Prop 1: Veterans and Affordable Housing Act, which dedicates $1 billion to helping veterans, struggling families with children, and people with disabilities have stable, affordable supportive housing via a $4 billion bond.

Abode Communities to Transform MacArthur Park Site Into 100 Service-Enhanced Affordable Homes

Abode Communities submitted entitlements to transform 36 existing apartments into Grandview Apartments, 100 new affordable homes in the MacArthur Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Abode Communities Ranked Amongst Top 50 Developers by Affordable Housing Finance

Abode Communities has once again ranked among the Top 50 Affordable Housing Developers in the nation by Affordable Housing Finance magazine.

Abode Communities Awarded $1.6 Million from U.S. Department of Treasury Capital Magnet Fund

Abode Communities is thrilled to announce it has been selected to receive $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Capital Magnet Fund (CMF).

Abode Communities Preserves Affordable Housing for Some 800 Low-Income Southern California Residents

Abode Communities has successfully completed the repositioning and rehabilitation of seven properties with 266 affordable family homes for the benefit of some 800 low-income residents.

Partnership with LACMA Provides Free Membership to Abode Communities’ Residents

More than 50 Abode Communities’ residents enjoyed a free museum day field trip to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) as part of LACMA’s Arts for NextGen program, which offered children participants free membership to the museum valid until they reach 18 years of age, including free entrance for a parent.

Abode Communities | Architecture + Developer Skid Row Housing Trust Breaks Ground on 649 Lofts & Joshua House Health Center

Abode Communities | Architecture joined developer Skid Row Housing Trust, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, and Councilmember José Huizar for the groundbreaking of 649 Lofts & Joshua House Health Center.

Abode Communities Welcomes Two Board Members

Abode Communities is pleased to introduce two new members of its board of directors: Kelly Boyer and Nkechi Odu.

Twice as Nice! Abode Communities Awarded Second Mixed-Use Development With Metro

Abode Communities is excited to announce its second mixed-use affordable housing development in partnership with Metro in Boyle Heights.

Robin Hughes Serves as Panelist for Fannie Mae-UCLA Ziman Symposium on Affordable Housing

Robin Hughes joined a panel of real estate and housing experts to discuss affordable housing financing in underserved markets at the Fannie Mae and UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate’s Affordable Housing Symposium: The Supply Crisis in California.

Abode Communities Celebrates 50 Years of Building Hope!

Abode Communities celebrates five decades of community development experience and is the longest-established affordable housing provider in Southern California.

Abode Communities Starts Construction on First 100% Permanent Supportive Housing Development in Lancaster In Partnership with Abbey Road

Abode Communities is excited to announce it’s partnership with Abbey Road for the construction start of Imagine Village, 75 Permanent Supportive Housing units in Lancaster.

President’s Message – Ushering in a New Year

As we usher in a new year and bid farewell to 2017, I’d like to invite you to join me in celebrating every victory, big and small.

Bisnow Power Woman in LA Robin Hughes Discusses Affordable Housing Solutions

Bisnow Power Woman in LA Robin Hughes discusses affordable housing solutions and resources.

Mayor of Bell Gardens Visits Terra Bella

Seniors at Terra Bella enjoyed an afternoon of community building and civic engagement activities thanks to a special visit from Mayor Jose Mendoza.

2,800 Applications Received for 176 Affordable Homes in Wilmington

Abode Communities received 2,800 rental applications for the lease-up of Camino del Mar & Vista del Mar, 176 new affordable family homes in the heart of Wilmington.