ELACC's vision is simple: to help the members of a 95% Latino community create an environment that supports a productive, healthy, and fulfilling life.
The Mission of ELACC is to advocate for economic and social justice in Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles by building grassroots leadership, developing affordable housing and neighborhood assets, and providing access to economic development opportunities for low and moderate income families.
Humble beginnings, powerful results
In 1995, an urban planner, attorney, community organizer and real estate developer, all from Los Angeles' Eastside, decided to join forces to create a Community Development organization dedicated to serving their densely populated, low-income, urban neighborhood. What began as an ambitious dream shared by a group of activists united by their passion and vision soon became the East LA Community Corporation (ELACC).
Today, ELACC is a well-established 501(c)(3) nonprofit. On an annual basis, we provide affordable housing, community services, community organizing, and wealth building services to over 2,000 residents. ELACC’s track record includes leveraging over $135 million of investment to the Eastside and housing over 1,000 residents in safe, habitable, and affordable housing throughout East Los Angeles. We mobilize a Community Organizing base of over 1,300 members annually, and have helped over 3,000 families purchase their first homes, avoid foreclosure, establish savings, and build and sustain wealth.