Founded in 1989 to address displacement and housing insecurity in South Los Angeles, Esperanza Community Housing Corporation has grown into a multi-faceted and nationally recognized social justice organization engaged in comprehensive community development through our core program areas: housing, health, arts and culture, economic development, and environmental justice. Low-income community residents of all ages and ethnicities are the foundation of our work. Esperanza creates opportunities for growth, security, participation, and recognition by developing and preserving affordable housing; ensuring quality education; promoting health and access to care; stimulating involvement in the arts, science and culture; pursuing economic development; and advocating for progressive public policy and human rights. Esperanza works collaboratively through partnerships to strengthen our neighborhood. In all our actions, Esperanza builds hope with the community.