Los Angeles Partner Honored for Pro Bono Work to Secure Affordable Housing

September 11, 2019
DJ Moore assisted the Hollywood Community Housing Corporation in their effort to bring affordable housing to the neighborhood.

Congratulations to DJ Moore for being recognized by the Hollywood Community Housing Corporation for his tireless efforts and support to help secure the development of a 100% affordable housing apartment complex in Hollywood called the Coronel Apartments. DJ and Latham’s Project Siting & Approvals Practice, including Jennifer Roy and Dan Green, provided approximately 1,000 hours of pro bono work on the project and were instrumental in preparing the project’s Environmental Impact report (EIR), representing HCHC during the administrative land use process, and negotiating the settlement to a California Environmental Quality Act lawsuit. 

DJ was honored with a plaque that will be hung in the complex’s community room for residents and visitors to see. A duplicate plaque was given to Latham as a reminder of the outstanding pro bono work Latham provides and the impact it has on our communities. 

The Coronel Apartments provides 54 apartments including 1, 2, and 3-bedroom units, and is affordable to households earning less than 60% of the area medium income. The property has been designed to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification at the Platinum level — the highest distinction awarded by the US Green Building Council.

Hollywood Community Housing Corporation Executive Director Sarah Letts with LA partner DJ Moore