A COMMUNITY OF FRIENDS

aka ACOF   |   Los Angeles, CA   |  www.acof.org

Mission

A Community of Friends' mission is to end homelessness through the provision of quality permanent supportive housing for people with mental illness.  We are a developer and provider of affordable housing for individuals and familes who have experienced homelessness and have a disabling condition, primarily mental health. Our apartment buildings include a variety of on-site supportive services for our tenants. Our goal is to create safe, attractive, independent living environments with services needed to help our tenants stabilize their lives and thrive.

Ruling year info

1989

President/Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Dora Leong Gallo

Main address

3701 Wilshire Blvd Ste 700

Los Angeles, CA 90010 USA

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EIN

95-4203106

NTEE code info

Housing Development, Construction, Management (L20)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

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Our programs

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Permanent Supportive Housing

A Community of Friends has a staff of 80 people, working primarily in four business lines. Housing Development is responsible for the real estate development process to create affordable homes by acquiring property, securing funding, and managing the design and construction process. Asset Management manages investor relationships and is responsible for fiscal, regulatory and physical regulatory compliance. Residential Services provides case management or develops contractual relationships with community-based mental health providers to provide such services to our tenants. Property Management provides day-to-day management services to our buildings

Population(s) Served
Homeless people
People with psychosocial disabilities

Where we work

Awards

Leading Edge Award to FSY Archi 2018

2018 American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC)

Beyond LA – Fullerton Heights 2018

Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing

Financials

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Board of directors
as of 5/24/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Sean Leonard

S.L. Leonard & Associates, Inc.

Term: 2017 - 2021

Sean Leonard

S.L. LEONARD & Associates, Inc

Mitchell Menzer

Paul Hastings LLP

Michael Linsk

Real Estate Consultant

Helena Jubany

Jubany – NAC | Architecture

Allen Freeman

Ernst & Young, LLP

Marc Binenfeld

Metropolitan Property Services, LLC

Elizabeth Garcia

Healthcare Financing Consultant

Jill Dominguez

Essergy

Philip Feder

Paul Hastings, LLP

Norma Dominguez

Wells Fargo Bank

Gary Moore

City of Los Angeles

Anne-Marie Jones

LA84 Foundation

Beth Garfield

Attorney

Paula Stamp

PCL Construction Services, Inc.

Rhiannon Diaz

Housing Advocate

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/24/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islanders/Asian
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability