Esperanza Community Housing Corporation

Esperanza improves the quality and affordability of housing in our neighborhood by developing new family apartments and rehabilitating existing properties. Our properties are clustered in different parts of the Figueroa Corridor neighborhood and serve very low-income families. Esperanza creates community facilities within our buildings that reach beyond the walls of the housing development to positively impact the entire neighborhood.

To date, through the construction of new units and major rehabilitation of existing ones, Esperanza has completed nine affordable housing developments totaling 165 units.

Learn more about our Affordable Housing developments.

How to Participate:

To get on our housing waiting list, please call one of our resident managers:

  • Maria Tello: 213.222.1001
  • Resident Manager: 213.741.0581

Housing Rights Center

Housing Rights Center

The Housing Rights Center has two offices and multiple clinics in the Los Angeles area. Their mission is to support and to promote fair housing through education and advocacy so all persons have the opportunity to secure the housing they desire and can afford, without discrimination based on their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, familial status, marital status, disability, ancestry, age, source of income or other characteristics protected by law. THE HRC offers services in the following locations: The City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Antelope Valley, Western L.A. County, Ventura County.

HRC provides a variety of free services and programs to residents within the Los Angeles and Ventura Counties including (1) housing discrimination investigation, (2) enforcement and impact litigation, (3) outreach and public education, and (4) landlord-tenant counseling.

HRC Main Office:
3255 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1150
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Tel: (800) 477-5977
Fax: (213) 381-8555

Los Angeles LGBT Center

Los Angeles LGBT Center

Education, Housing, Legal Services, and Medical services are all offered.  Below there are more details on each.

LGBT youth who don’t feel safe or welcome in traditional high schools can finish their education in our charter high school and we help homeless LGBT youth earn their GED. We also offer adults the opportunity to develop new skills and realize their potential through personal enrichment courses, workshops and experiences.

 And by providing affordable meeting and event space for LGBT groups, clubs and organizations, we’re helping to foster the growth and strength of the entire LGBT community.

Los Angeles LGBT Center Transitional Housing Program
Ages 18-24

Free; Up to 18 months; 24-beds

Youth Center on Highland

122- N Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038


Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5:30pm

Sat-Sun: 8:30am-4:30pm

Los Angeles LGBT Center Legal Clinic

Highland Annex
1220 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038


Los Angeles LGBT Center (Medical)

Program Description: Provides general medical care. Medi-Cal as well as most insurance is accepted. The Center will work with individuals to find out what financial programs they qualify for (eg. Medi-Cal). Provides free STD testing and treatment as well as hepatitis vaccine to low/no income individuals. HPV vaccine (Gardasil) also available ($130 per dose and three doses).


McDonald/Wright Building:
1625 N Schrader Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 860-5855
BUS ROUTES: Buses run along Sunset and Hollywood
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm; Appointments given priority; walk-ins accepted but not guaranteed at this location

FEES: Free STD Testing and Treatment; Hepatitis Vaccines at cost —
Hep A: 2 shots; one now, one in six months; $48/shot
Hep B: 3 shots; $69 / shot
Hep A/B Combo Shot: 3 shots; $38 / shot

The Spot:
745 N San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 993-7440
BUS ROUTES: Buses run along Santa Monica Blvd.
Hours: STD Testing – Mon-Fri 11am-7pm; STD Treatment (by appointment ONLY): Mon, Wed – 11am-7pm; Tuesdays: 5:30-7pm
FEES: Free STD Testing and Treatment
Hepatitis Vaccines not offered at this location

Alliance for Housing and Healing

Alliance for Housing and Healing
825 Colorado Blvd., Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90041


Permanent supportive housing, housing case management, group homes for populations living with HIV/AIDs.

Permanent Supportive Housing

For multi-diagnosed people living with HIV/AIDS, a stable place to live is critical to connecting to specialized care, adhering to often comlicated treatment regimens and to fostering the built-in support system that a family so often provides. CHOISS (Community Housing Options and Independent Supportive Sites – pronounced “choice”) is designed to allow destitute individuals dealing with symptomatic HIV and a verified second diagnosis–such as mental illness, substance abuse or physical disability–to live on their own, either alone or with family members, rather than on the street.

The housing consists of nearly 150 rental units leased across Los Angeles County. Alliance for Housing and Healing acts as liaison between the property manager and the CHOISS client, assisting its residents–who may be completely new to the responsibilities of independent living–on everything from understanding a lease agreement to general housekeeping. Alliance for Housing and Healing subsidizes rent, a portion of telephone and utilities and handles move-in, maintenance and lease-increase costs. Persons who are indigent pay no rent.

– See more at:

Group Homes

With four group homes licensed as Residential Care Facilities for the Chronically Ill (RCFCI), we operate the longest-running assisted living programs for people living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County. Casa Los Angeles is in the Pico-Crenshaw area, Casa Madona is near Downtown Los Angeles, and Soldano House and Casa de Corazon are in Long Beach.

​Under the direction of on-site residence managers, homes are staffed around the clock by caring, bilingual/bicultural certified nursing assistants (CNAs) trained to handle medical emergencies and supervise the daily care of our residents. CNAs also clean and disinfect the homes and prepare nutritionally balanced, HIV-specific meals that accommodate the complex requirements of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). A nurse case management team (registered nurse and social worker-MSW) provides on-site medical, nursing and social services. For services not provided on site, residents are linked with outside providers.

– See more at:

Housing Case Management
Through the Housing Case Management Program, clients are able to overcome many of the barriers to finding and holding on to a stable place to live. Each client maps out an individualized service plan in conjunction with Alliance for Housing and Healing support staff and the case manager from the referral agency. Plans include short and long-term objectives based upon client goals and are designed to improve quality of life. All residents are assisted with their life challenges by Alliance for Housing and Healing professionals, who in turn work in close collaboration with more than 100 social service and medical providers to connect residents with a wide range of resources. These include HIV/AIDS medical care, HIV/AIDS education, mental health counseling, alcohol and drug-abuse services, case management, parenting skills, legal referrals, benefits counseling, transportation, and food banks. Alliance for Housing and Healing support staff regularly visit clients in their homes to monitor their progress and advocate on their behalf. A housing coordinator works with each household to ensure its physical needs are met and that client confidentiality is assured. – See more at:

Los Angeles Family Housing

Los Angeles Family Housing helps homeless families and individuals rebuild their lives through an integrated system of temporary shelter, affordable housing development and comprehensive social services.

Community Outreach
Emergency Shelter
Transitional Living
Permanent Affordable Housing
Support Services

7843 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91605
Phone: (818) 982-4091
Fax: (818) 982-3895

“The residents served in our shelters and apartments represent a broad spectrum of income, geographic and ethnic diversity.

LAFH serves homeless and low-income families with children and single adults who arrive at the agency from all points throughout the City of Los Angeles. One hundred percent (100%) of LAFH clients are classified as low- or very low-income, with most earning below 30% of the Area Median Income ($64,833 in Los Angeles). On average, clients served are 39% African-American, 37% Hispanic, 18% Caucasian, 2% Asian / Pacific Islander, 1% Native American, and 3% Multi-ethnic. The unique design of our shelters allows us to keep families intact and serve diverse client compositions, including families with both parents, boys over 12 years, residents with HIV/AIDS, residents who are physically or mentally disabled, veterans with children, same sex partners, and foster youth who are reunited with their biological families.”

Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights

Advocates and provides support for renters and tenants in the Santa Monica area:

2633 Lincoln Blvd #513
Santa Monica, CA 90405-4619

Voicemail: 310 394-0848



All residents are entitled to stability, safety, privacy, dignity and peace in their homes.  A primary goal of Santa Monicans for Renters’ Rights is to support, defend and enhance rent control and tenant protections locally, regionally and statewide.

Coalition for Economic Survival

Housing Rights and Counseling –

Coalition for Economic Survival (CES) provides one-to-one counseling on renters rights and advocacy. Support groups, are also conducted,  discussing issues around housing.

514 Shatto Place, Suite 270
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Telephone: (213)252-4411
Fax: (213)252-4422

Emergency Shelters for youth 18 and above

18 & ABOVE

Social Services – Los Angeles: Harmony Hall – Halfway House

3107 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles
Services Offered:o   Casework Services

o   Christian Education

o   Community Recreation & Education Programs

o   Emergency Shelter

o   Food & Nutrition

o   Group Work Services

o   Military Personnel Assistance

o   Rehabilitation

o   Transitional Housing

o   Worship Services – Church

Social Services – Los Angeles: Alegria/Bethesda House

2737 Sunset Boulevard
Los AngelesTelephone: 323-454-4200
Services Offered:o   Day Care

o   Emergency Shelter

o   Group Work Services

o   Latchkey Programs

o   Seasonal Services

o   Transitional Housing


Covenant House ( Hollywood)
Phone: (323) 461-3131
1325 N. Western Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90027
Enhanced Emergency Shelter Program
Transitional Age Youth (18-25)/Homeless
Contact the Gatekeeper @ (213) 738-6194
Countywide confidential locations
Good Shepherd Center for Homeless Women and Children
Phone: (213) 235-1460
1671 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
L.A. LGBT Center – 12-24 years of age
Youth Center on Highland
Phone: 323-860-2280
Provides shelter care/housing for youth 12-24.
1220 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Jovenes, Inc. /La Posada Emergency Shelter ( East Los Angeles )
Phone: (323) 260-8035
1208 Pleasant Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90033
>Provides shelter services for males only, ages 18 to 24
New Image Shelter (LA/Long Beach)

Project Fresh Start
(Transitional Housing Site)
8720 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90003
(323) 751-9446 – Telephone


San Fernando Valley Rescue Mission
-8714 Darby Ave.
Northridge, CA 91325
Office: (818) 785-4476

Home Again
Family Resource Center
-8740 Canby Ave.
Northridge, CA 91325
Office: (818) 785-4476

Union Rescue Mission ( Los Angeles )
Phone: 213-347-6300
545 South San Pedro St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
Shelter Hotline: 1-800-548-6047

HUD Affordable Apartment Search

Please refer to the link below for a great government-based resource on affordable apartments throughout Los Angeles County for families, individuals, disabled, and the elderly.