Affordable Housing Alliance

The Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA) was created to develop community-based partnerships with public and private agencies to meet the increasing need of a wide-range of affordable housing activities for low and middle income individuals and families. AHA has engaged in the following affordable housing activities

  • preservation
  • acquisition
  • rehabilitation, and
  • new construction

with many local jurisdictions that has resulted in many affordable housing opportunities for low and middle income individuals and families. Local jurisdictions have included the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino and the cities of Costa Mesa, El Monte, Glendale, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Pomona, Redondo Beach, Riverside, and San Bernardino. Affordable housing opportunities have included

  • homeless prevention
  • emergency shelter
  • transitional housing
  • permanent supportive housing, and
  • permanent affordable housing

These affordable housing opportunities are currently operated by other private agencies in partnership with the local jurisdictions in which they are located.

The Affordable Housing Alliance (AHA) is seeking to partner with other public and private agencies in order to achieve a broad geographical distribution of affordable housing throughout Southern California. There are many cities and towns that have an increasing number of residents who are having difficulty maintaining their housing because they are unable to afford their rents or mortgages. There are also many residents who are having difficulty obtaining affordable rents or mortgages. AHA is willing to combine its resources that include fund development activities such as grant-writing and designated funds for affordable housing development with other public and private resources to help local community residents maintain and obtain affordable housing.

For more information, contact Joe Colletti, PhD, at joecolletti@urban-initiatives.org.