Hope Community

Founded in 1968, Hope Community Inc. is a community based not-for-profit affordable housing organization.

Hope Community
Mission Statement

Hope Community is a not-for-profit affordable housing organization founded in 1968.

Our core mission is to enhance the quality of life for low- and moderate-income families in Harlem through the development, preservation, and management of affordable housing and community-focused commercial spaces.

We strive to positively impact the Harlem community and surrounding neighborhoods through our delivery of affordable housing, economic development, social service partnerships, and cultural programming.

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Hope Community Memoirs

Meet Our Senior Staff

Walter M. Roberts20190619212137

Walter M. Roberts

Executive Director
Lorenzo Cesare20190611235055

Lorenzo Cesare

Director of Finance
Nicholas Stabile20230523121236

Nicholas Stabile

Chief of Staff / General Counsel
Dondy Marie Moreland20230725125533

Dondy Marie Moreland

Chief Program Officer
Craig Harty20190611235144

Craig Harty

Director of Maintenance Operations
Norman Williams20190611235559

Norman Williams

Director of Real Estate Development
Eve Valenzuela-Eastzer20191009155122

Eve Valenzuela-Eastzer

Executive Assistant
Jasenia Aviles20230605120820

Jasenia Aviles

Director of Compliance and Leasing
Shelton Watson20220318135757

Shelton Watson

Director of Resident Services
Maryhelen Rosales20220524161502

Maryhelen Rosales

Director of Program Management