The Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH) creates affordable housing opportunities for low-income people by expanding the knowledge, capacity and influence of the nonprofit development sector.
We value policies, programs and projects that build a long-term commitment to community development by:
• Serving households with the lowest incomes;
• Delivering permanent affordability;
• Building to the highest and most environmentally sustainable standards:
• Contributing to the social and physical fabric of the surrounding community
• Incorporating broader community development strategies;
• Demonstrating good stewardship of public resources and maximize public benefit;
• Providing supportive services;
• Contributing to strategies for ending poverty.
WHO WE ARE
SCANPH is a membership organization that supports the production, preservation and management of homes affordable to lower-income households. While we work in broad coalition with other nonprofit, public and private partners, we believe that nonprofit community development corporations do the best job of advancing our mission. We increase the capacity and expertise of our members, educate policymakers and the public about the need for affordable homes, and help to establish policies and programs that further these objectives.
WHAT WE DO
The intent of our activities is to:
• increase the non-profit development expertise of our members,
• educate policymakers and the public about the need for affordable housing, and
• serve as a source of information about affordable housing initiatives for our members and for the wider community.
Our Member Services staff coordinates more than a dozen forums throughout the year on development, initiates "best practices" research for publication, produces a Membership and Resource Directory, and holds an annual conference which attracts over 750 participants.
Our Public Policy staff researches innovative ways to encourage the production of affordable housing. Based on this research, SCANPH provides leadership for new affordable housing initiatives in collaboration with other stakeholders in the private, public and social sectors.
SCANPH utilizes electronic media as well as hardcopy newsletters and press advisories to broadcast housing-related news and information to members, elected officials and the news media. We also offer members help producing effective outreach materials.
SCANPH BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Board President, Holly Benson, Abode Communities
Board Vice President, Sarah Letts, Community Corporation of Santa Monica
Treasurer, Robin Conerly, West Hollywood CHC
Secretary, Ken Mutter, Neighborhood Housing Services of Orange County
Paul Beesemyer, California Housing Partnership
Cecile Chalifour, Low Income Investment Fund
Ernesto Espinoza, East LA Community Corp.
Dora Gallo, A Community of Friends
Channa Grace, W.O.R.K.S.
Shashi Hanuman, Public Counsel
Stephanie Klasky-Gamer, Los Angeles Family Housing
Claudia Lima, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Rochelle Mills, Irvine Housing Opportunities
Julie Mungai, National Community Renaissance
Anita Nelson, SRO Housing Corporation
Ben Phillips, Mercy Housing California
Brenda J. Rodriguez, Affordable Housing Clearinghouse
Jeff Schaffer, Enterprise Community Partners
Mark Wilson, Coalition for Responsible Community Development
Alan Greenlee, Executive Director
Lisa Payne, Policy Director
Irma Hernandez, Administrative Director
Robert Dhondrup, Communications Director
Blanca Melchor, Administrative Assistant