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Going Beyond Homes to Build, Transform & Connect

This fall, Abode Communities hosted its inaugural Building Hope Breakfast in support of the organization’s signature onsite resident (social) services program, Beyond Homes.

Selma Community Housing Wins National Multi-Housing News Excellence Award

Abode Communities is pleased to announce that Selma Community Housing is the winner of a Multi-Housing News (MHN) Excellence Award in Gold in the category of Best Development & Design: Affordable.

La Veranda Achieves Unanimous City Planning Commission Approval

“This is how it’s done!” remarked Los Angeles City Planning Commissioner Renee Dake Wilson during the planning meeting for La Veranda, which has achieved unanimous approval from the Planning Commission.

Robin Hughes Serves as Panelist for LABC’s Mayoral Housing, Transportation & Jobs Summit

Robin Hughes joined a prominent panel of housing experts to discuss how to meet California’s housing needs at Los Angeles Business Council’s Mayoral Housing, Transportation & Jobs Summit.

Robin Hughes Elected to The Community Development Trust Board of Directors

Robin Hughes has been elected to the Board of Directors of The Community Development Trust, a national investor in affordable housing that provides long-term debt and equity capital for the creation and preservation of affordable housing and charter schools.

Abode Communities Partners With Los Angeles Business Council

Abode Communities is proud to once again serve as a Cooperating Organization for the Los Angeles Business Council’s 16th Mayoral Housing, Transportation & Jobs Summit. Register today and get special early bird pricing through the end of September!

KCET’s City Rising Series Spotlights Rolland Curtis Gardens

In chapter six of KCET’s six-chapter City Rising series, KCET examines the positive impact of Abode Communities’ and TRUST South L.A.’s plan to increase affordable housing and bring vital health services to Rolland Curtis Gardens in South Los Angeles.

Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball Program is a Home Run for Residents

This summer, 35 youth residents from Abode Communities’ Ivy Terrace, Rio Vista, and Selma Community Housing residential communities enjoyed a VIP Dodger experience made possible by the Kids 4 Dodgers Baseball program.

Abode Communities Awarded Competitive RFP to Develop Affordable Housing for Farmworker Families in Coachella Valley

We are excited announce that Abode Communities has been awarded a competitive RFP from the Housing Authority of the County of Riverside (HACR) to develop a vibrant residential community in the heart of the Coachella Valley.

Selma Community Housing Receives Prestigious Charles S. Edson Honorable Mention

Abode Communities is pleased to announce that Selma Community Housing received honorable mention in the Green Housing Category at the 23rd Annual Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Awards.

Four Months Ahead of Schedule of 348 Veterans/Senior Homes in Long Beach

Abode Communities and co-general partner American Gold Star Manor (AGSM) are ahead of schedule for the $109 million…

Urbanize LA: Rolland Curtis Gardens is Officially Under Construction!

Demolition has begun making way for Rolland Curtis Gardens, a mixed-use development bringing affordable homes + health services to South LA.  

Robin Hughes, Maxine Waters, Abode Communities

Congresswoman Maxine Waters Joins Robin Hughes for Congressional Round Table in D.C.

President & CEO Robin Hughes, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and other panelists…

Robin Hughes Urges State Investment in Affordable Housing in Daily News Op-Ed

President & CEO Robin Hughes emphasizes the need for State Investment in affordable housing in Op-Ed Published by Los Angeles Daily News.

Abode Communities Awarded $10,000 Grant from Pasadena Community Foundation

Pasadena Community Foundation has awarded Abode Communities with a $10,000 grant to support senior resident services programming at Hudson Oaks. This grant will help to […]

Abode Communities Featured in HCIDLA’s Phases & Faces of Affordable Housing Exhibit

Abode Communities’ Selma Community Housing featured in the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department’s Phases & Faces of Affordable Housing Exhibition.

Robin Hughes Participates in League of Women Voters Homelessness Forum

Robin Hughes joined a panel of housing advocates for the Homelessness Forum, an event hosted by the League of Women Voters Los Angeles.

Abode Communities Appoints Fernando Villa as Board Chair, Welcomes Two New Board Members

Abode Communities’ appoints Fernando Villa as Board Chair and welcomes Wendy Greuel and Brian Hansen as new members.

Abode Communities Hosts Beautification Day at Parthenia Court

Abode Communities hosted Parthenia Beautification & Joy (PB&J) Day, a day of service to revitalize the organization’s aging development, Parthenia Court.

U.S. News & World Report: COO Holly Benson Discusses Domestic Spending Cuts

Chief Operating Officer Holly Benson discusses domestic spending cuts with U.S. News & World Report.

Urgent Message from the President: Vote No on Measure S

Abode Communities urges its friends, colleagues and partners to vote No on Measure S, a dangerous measure that directly threatens the immediate and long-term future […]

Abode Communities and T.R.U.S.T. South LA Celebrate Long-Awaited 7-Acre Mixed-Use Development in South LA

Abode Communities and development partner T.R.U.S.T. South LA celebrate progress on the long awaited Slauson & Wall, a 7-acre mixed-use affordable housing development in South […]

Robin’s Hughes Honored on AHF’s List of Women Making a Difference

Robin’s Hughes has been honored on Affordable Housing Finance’s list of Women Who Are Making a Difference in the affordable housing industry.

Urbanize LA: Redevelopment of Rolland Curtis Gardens Moves Forward

Abode Communities announces the redevelopment of Rolland Curtis Gardens is moving forward making way for 140 affordable family homes, a 6,500 sf Federally Qualified Health […]

Abode Communities Awarded $200,000 Bank of America Neighborhood Builder Grant

Bank of America has announced Abode Communities as the recipient of its Neighborhood Builder award for the nonprofit’s effective combination of affordable housing with onsite self-sufficiency services.

The Real Deal: Seven-acre Affordable Housing Development Underway in South LA

Abode Communities, in partnership with T.R.U.S.T. South LA, announce progress on the long awaited Slauson & Wall, a 7-acre mixed-use affordable housing development in South […]

LA Sentinel: South LA Says No to Measure S

President & CEO Robin Hughes joins local leaders at press conference to discuss the controversial ballot Measure S.

Robin Hughes Offers Remarks at “No on Measure S” Press Conference in South LA

Robin Hughes Offers Remarks at “No on Measure S” Press Conference in South LA.

Curbed LA: Measure S Would Shackle Construction of Affordable Housing

President & CEO Robin Hughes said, “Organizations like Abode Communities will be forced to scrap plans for hundreds of affordable housing units,” in the Curbed […]

KNBC: Robin Hughes Discusses Effects of L.A. Ballot Measure S

Robin Hughes featured on NBC News discussing the damaging effects of L.A. Ballot Measure S.

Robin Hughes Joins Diverse Coalition in Opposition of Measure S

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined a historically diverse coalition of residents, community leaders, affordable housing and social justice advocates, labor, business and environmental organizations to announce his opposition to Measure S, a damaging housing ban that would result in higher rents and loss of jobs.

Six and Counting…Selma Community Housing Achieves LEED Platinum Status from USGBC

Selma Community Housing has been certified with a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum rating from U.S. Green Building Council making it Abode […]

Curbed LA: Abode Communities & Metro Plan 77 Affordable Homes in Boyle Heights

Abode Communities, in partnership with Metro, have announced the development of a 77-unit mixed use, transit-oriented affordable housing development in the heart of Boyle Heights […]

LA Times Interviews Board Member Raphael Bostic on City’s Affordable Housing Market

In an interview with Los Angeles Times, Board Member Raphael Bostic discusses L.A.’s housing market and the devastating warehouse fire in Oakland.

Urbanize LA Reports Abode Communities’ Partnership With Metro on Proposed Development in Boyle Heights

Abode Communities teams with Metro Los Angeles on proposed affordable housing development in Boyle Heights featuring 77 units and direct access to the Gold Line […]

The Real Deal: Real Estate Industry Rallies Against Measure S

President & CEO Robin Hughes was featured in The Real Deal discussing the detrimental effects of passing Measure S.

Bisnow: LA Gets More Affordable Housing

Bisnow reported “LA Gets More Affordable” featuring Abode Communities’ Selma Community Housing

Urbanize LA: Abode Communities Opens 66 Units of Affordable Housing in Hollywood

Abode Communities wraps up work for a 66-unit affordable housing development in Hollywood.

Mayor Eric Garcetti State Dignitaries and Local Leaders Join Abode Communities & LAUSD for Selma Community Housing Grand Opening

Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, State Dignitaries and Local Leaders Join Abode Communities, LAUSD and Residents for Selma Community Housing Grand Opening

Robin Hughes Featured in Los Angeles Daily News Discussing Measure HHH

Robin Hughes was featured in Los Angeles Daily News discussing the benefits of Measure HHH, which would bring permanent supportive housing to the chronically homeless […]

Los Angeles Times: Robin Hughes Discusses Partnership with LAUSD

Robin Hughes featured in Los Angeles Times discussing the challenges that arise when working to house Los Angeles Unified School District teachers.

Enterprise: Abode Communities Awarded Partnership of the Year

Abode Communities & T.R.U.S.T. South LA were honored by Enterprise Community Partners as “Partnership of the Year” award for their groundbreaking work in South Los Angeles

Curbed LA: 1,569 Leasing Applications for 66 Units

Curbed LA features Abode Communities’ partnership with LAUSD and the 1,569 leasing applications received for Selma Community Housing in Hollywood.

HACLA Nods Groundbreaking of Camino & Vista del Mar

Housing Authority of City of Los Angeles nods groundbreaking of Camino & Vista del Mar, 176 affordable family homes in Wilmington.

Urbanize LA: Camino & Vista del Mar Breaks Ground

Urbanize LA spotlights the groundbreaking of Vista del Mar & Camino del Mar, 176 affordable family homes in Wilmington.

CCF Awards Abode Communities With $100,000 Smart Growth Grant

California Community Foundation awards Abode Communities with $100,000 Smart Growth Grant to support transit-oriented development.

Robin Hughes Appointed Board Chair of Housing Partnership Network

Robin Hughes appointed Board Chair of Housing Partnership Network.

Board Member Raphael Bostic Chats with KPCC

LA Times Interviews Robin Hughes Regarding Two Critical Affordable Housing Ballot Initiatives

Los Angeles Times features Robin Hughes regarding two critical ballot initiatives potentially affecting affordable housing.