"Rebuilding the Community ... block by block, family by family"

Proud to say

As a result os Access' long-term efforts, over 325 low-income families were able to buy their first home in Los Angeles County. Not only did these families move into renovated homes, but they have also been able to accrue substantial increase in their family financial position. This is due to the great increase in the real estate value of their homes. It's making a positive impact in lifting their overall standard of living out of poverty. 



A Brief Overview
Access Community Housing, Inc. began operations in November of 1996 with a vision of providing work force housing in Southern California. In the last 26 years, we have rehabilitated or managed construction of over four hundred and fifty homes and resold the majority to first-time homebuyers.  

Access currently owns and manages 80 residential rental units in fifteen different buildings in Los Angeles County. We have served families who are in need including the mentally and physically disabled, hearing impaired, visually challenged, families transitioning from battered women shelters, seniors, homeless, and low to very low-income families. Access is currently sourcing additional new small 2-4 unit apartment buildings to continue to expand this work in the community.

With the onset of the COVID pandemic, many Los Angeles County renters have lost their jobs and were unable to pay their rents. Access undertook a counseling program to help renters to find assistance from local and state programs. We have been very successful in aiding many of our residents and out of work renters to gain financial assistance to pay rents and utilites. The State of California Housing is Key program has been very helpful.

We are planning a "Spring to Cleanup" day this April in which we will distribute a variety of home and garden tools free to our low-income families in Hawthorne. These families were all previously assisted by Access in our home renovation program as a CHDO for the City of Hawthorne.

Access was chosen by Century Housing Corporation to be a Housing Development Partner in a joint venture called Century Family Homes, LLC. Century Housing is a former state agency, privatized as a nonprofit organization. The mission of the joint venture was to build work force housing with financing available from Century Housing Corporation. Our first project was the development of thirteen manufactured homes in Hawthorne, California.

Access was selected as the City of Lynwood's Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO). The CHDO designation is a HUD approved and sponsored program. HUD provides a variety of funding to cities to work with the CHDO organization in lower income housing developments. We are very honored to be selected.

Our first partnership project with the City of Lynwood was to build new single-family residences on land that was acquired by the Century Freeway development. Each house carried a requirement to maintain affordability upon resale. The City awarded us a new phase partnership and we have completed and sold the additional homes. The new homes were successfully built and sold to first time homebuyers on time and on budget.

The Homebuyer Education Center received a multi year contract from the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide financial literacy and homeownership training for the families displaced by the new school construction program.

Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) chose Access Community Housing, Inc., as one of it's first nonprofit affordable housing developers to lead in the "Move-On Housing Program." We provided housing development expertise to move homes that are owned by the airport to other lots in the City and County of Los Angeles in order to maintain the affordable housing stock.

We were selected by The Enterprise Foundation to be a Development Partner in the EHOP (Enterprise Home Ownership Partnership) program in early 2000. Access was responsible for redevelopment in a specific Los Angeles geographic area. We completed 30 homes in the 28 months during our involvement with EHOP.

Other city partners include the City of Hawthorne for which we managed their Neighborhood Rehabilitation Program, and completed over 120 homes using either Home Funds or CDBG funds. We have been partners with the City of Inglewood, directing and managing their Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funded single family housing rehabilitation program.

Access Community Housing is a member of Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing (SCANPH), the Enterprise Foundation Network, The American Homeowner Education and Counseling Training Institute (AHECTI), California Reinvestment Committee, and is a Partner with the National Housing Development Corporation (NHDC).