Group picture at ribbon-cutting ceremony

OUR MISSION

Community Corporation of Santa Monica fosters a more inclusive, caring, and environmentally sustainable city where each person has a home in which to live and thrive with dignity. We improve lives and neighborhoods by restoring, building, and managing affordable housing for people of modest means. We work to advance the values that Santa Monica residents share and to enrich the community for all.

OUR VALUES

Inclusiveness: We work to make Santa Monica a more inclusive and vibrant place to live, contributing to the City’s distinct character.

Sustainability: Since our founding, Community Corp. has been focused on helping to create environmentally sustainable communities. We build green, affordable housing properties that bring together the latest sustainable building practices and living features. These properties allow families to live in neighborhoods near their schools and workplaces—limiting commutes and reducing carbon emissions.

Opportunity: We create opportunities for families of modest means to build brighter futures by providing access to homes where they can flourish.

Community: We preserve historically significant structures and replace underutilized properties with innovative affordable buildings that capture the essence of their neighborhoods. By preserving the past and innovating the future, we strive to contribute to Santa Monica’s unique architectural character and community.

OUR TEAM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders who are deeply passionate about affordable housing and the betterment of their community. The Community Corp. Board includes housing and finance experts, city residents, neighborhood leaders, and skilled professionals dedicated to advancing affordable housing solutions in Santa Monica and the greater Westside.

Group picture of the Community Corp board

JOANNE YOKOTA
Vice-Chair

TED ROTH
Treasurer

MARIA RODRIGUEZ
Secretary

PATRICIA HOFFMAN
Exec. Cmte. At-large

ROBERT GARDNER
Exec. Cmte. At-large

FR. MIKE GUTIERREZ
Exec. Cmte. At-large

JOHN JALILI
Exec. Cmte. At-large

PAUL DESANTIS
Director

RALPH MECHUR
Director

MAGGI PHILLIPS
Director

SANDRA STRENGTH
Director

BERENICE ONOFRE
Director

JAVIER GUZMAN
Director

ZAKIYA
Director

STAFF DIRECTORY