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Mercado La Paloma is an economic development project of Esperanza Community Housing Corporation.  Below is more information about Esperanza.


Esperanza's Mission

Esperanza Community Housing Corporation works to achieve comprehensive and long-term community development in the Figueroa Corridor neighborhood of South-Central Los Angeles. Community residents of all ages and ethnicities are the foundation of Esperanza’s grassroots work.

Esperanza seeks to create opportunities for community residents’ growth, security, participation, recognition, and ownership through developing and preserving affordable housing, creating opportunities for child care, promoting accessible health care, stimulating involvement in arts and culture, ensuring quality education, pursuing economic development, and advocating for progressive public policy. Through partnerships with churches, schools, block clubs and other community institutions, Esperanza helps to strengthen the social infrastructure of the neighborhood. In all of our actions, Esperanza strives always to build hope with community.

What We Do

Esperanza Community Housing Corporation (“Esperanza”) was established in 1989 to support the residents of the Figueroa Corridor of South Central Los Angeles, whose homes were being threatened by encroaching construction. Today, Esperanza remains committed to investing in this vibrant community, offering support through five core program areas: Affordable Housing, Health, Arts & Sciences, Education and Economic Development. Esperanza broadens and strengthens its impact through strategic partnerships with community members, nonprofits, businesses and policy makers.

Esperanza currently serves 126,000 individuals a year. In all of its activities, Esperanza strives to build hope with community.

For more information about Esperanza Community Housing Corporation visit our website at www.esperanzacommunityhousing.org.