Linc Housing's mission is to build communities and strengthen neighborhoods for people underserved by the marketplace.

Linc Housing

Since 1984, Linc Housing has built a strong track record of creating communities for thousands of families and seniors throughout California. We're committed to building and preserving housing that is affordable, environmentally sustainable, and a catalyst for community improvement. Linc works hard to address the homelessness crisis by building supportive housing and addressing the affordable housing needs of our state's diverse population. Through our resident services, we're also providing life-enhancing programs and intensive case management services (ICMS) that improve the quality of life for those who live in our communities.

Our Values



Linc approaches affordable housing in a multi-faceted way by implementing the following strategies:
Build new affordable housing

Preserve existing affordable housing

Develop and retrofit for sustainability

Provide supportive services

Advocate for strong affordable housing policy

The Linc story

In the 1980s, visionaries in government and business realized that with the escalating price of land, certain segments of California's population would be left behind with no hope to own or even rent a place to live: retired teachers and service sector personnel, and young working families. In 1984, concerned civic leaders formed a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization they named the Corporate Fund for Housing (CFH), and the organization began working toward securing affordable homes for these vital members of our growing economy.

Building on the experience and relationships gained in these early developments, in 1993 CFH formed a new entity, Linc Housing, with an expanded mission, staff, and service area. Since that time, the organization has developed a wide variety of affordable apartment homes through new construction, acquisition and rehabilitation of at-risk housing, historic preservation, and adaptive re-use. Linc creates and preserves housing with careful attention paid to quality, design, environmental sustainability, and life-enhancing resident services. We've created more supportive housing to support vulnerable populations and committed to having our properties be community assets - serving residents and surrounding neighborhoods by providing community amenities for better health and economic mobility. Each Linc community is unique to its neighborhood and the residents who call it home.

With more than 9,000 affordable apartments, including more than 700 supportive housing units developed, we're proud to be the "linc" between hope and home for those in need of affordable housing.


Linc is committed to promoting the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). As an affordable housing and community developer, we are particularly poised to address these issues in our choices of where and how we build, which programs we deliver, and who we work with. We are working to alleviate long-standing barriers for populations traditionally at a disadvantage in accessing opportunities for prosperity and well-being.

Our Vision

We envision communities in which residents live full, healthy, prosperous lives, unbound by the current predictors and restrictions of race, gender, mobility, and class. We focus on economic progress, financial empowerment, and civic engagement, so that the residents who have found a home at Linc can prosper holistically. In supporting those most affected by disparities, we can build a more equitable and effective system for everyone. We aspire to be an organization that instills pride by association, to lead by example, and to stand behind our decisions and actions.

Our Commitments

We commit to examining and understanding the root causes of economic injustice and the challenges we face and to meet them with the force and deliberation they deserve for long-term transformation. From our beginning, we have sought to improve the lives of people who were locked out of the systems of stability and prosperity, and that continues to be the core of who we are. But we know that systemic change emerges only when we as individuals have the humility and courage to challenge what is in our hearts and minds. Thus, we commit to learning, listening, and opening ourselves to new possibilities.

Staff Leadership

Board Members




Wells Fargo Foundation
W.M. Keck Foundation
Weingart Foundation
California Community Foundation
United Way of Greater Los Angeles
Rose Hills Foundation
Bank of America Charitable Foundation
Josephine S. Gumbiner Foundation
Annenberg Foundation
Provident Savings Bank Charitable Foundation

Corporations and Community Organizations

MUFG Union Bank
City National Bank
U.S. Bank
CIT Bank
Capital One
Citizens Business Bank
Sun Country Builders
CVS Health
Highridge Costa Companies
Raymond James Tax Credit Funds, Inc.
Aperto Property Management
Carle, Mackie, Power, & Ross LLP
Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt, LLP
and Boggeln & Company
Office of L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis
Lion Real Estate Group
Primus Building Solutions
WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems
California Housing Partnership Corporation
California State University, Long Beach
Lahmon Architects
Withee Malcolm Architects, LLP
Blue Line Media
Wallcraft Drywall
VTBS Architects
Holiday Carpet Company


Jeff Lee & Clare Bronowski
Bill & Ellyn Lindsay
Katy & Jack Hoffman
Jeff & Christine Weller
Laura Shawver
Tal & Mory Barak
John Given & Daphne Dennis
Jennifer & Scott Miller
Mel Rosenthal
Suny Lay Chang & Dr. Francis Chang
Gai Klass & Michael Stern
Brendan & Linda Dooley
Jhoanna Belfer
Scott Anderson
Kathy & Terry Dooley
Mori Leshem & Danny Pouladian
Frank Scardino
Robert Given
Mordechai Fleischer
Joel & Linda Garris
Robert & Lynette Beavers
Jeff Dritley
Nina Dooley & Craig South

In-kind supporters

Alzheimer's of Greater Los Angeles
Bel Canto Books
Big Sunday
Community Action Partnership
CSULA Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good
CSULB School of Social Work
First United Methodist Church of Redondo Beach
JAG Interiors, Inc.
Parachute Home
Renaissance Community
Shelter Partnership
Team Long Run
The Book Truck

Recent Awards

SCANPH - Transformative Community of the year

Spark at Midtown

NAHB BEST of 55+ housing - Gold Award

Vista Grande Court
Best 55+ Affordable Rental Community

PCBC's 2019 Gold Nugget - Grand Winner

Mosaic Gardens at Westlake
Best Affordable Housing Community - 60 Du/Acre or More