James Preis a long-time ACOF Board member and Homeless Advocate passed away on October 12, 2018.  James was a founding Board member for ACOF, and served continuously for 30 years until his passing. We will miss him tremendously. We would also like to share additional information about this documentary The Advocates: The Advocates: A documentary … Continue reading

Silver Star Mosaic Puts the Pieces Together


Silver Star Apartments was chosen as the location for a remarkable Public Art Commission. “Piece by Piece” received this commission to design an exterior artwork for new housing for homeless veterans from A Community of Friends, a nonprofit that provides supportive housing in Los Angeles. The 10-foot by 20-foot modular project was inspired by the namesake of the … Continue reading Silver Star Mosaic Puts the Pieces Together

Help Portrait 2017


For the third consecutive year, Help-Portrait Los Angeles photographed tenants and their families at one of our properties. Twenty photographers, make-up artists, and digital print staff donated their talents on December 2, 2017 to photograph over 100 tenants and their families from several buildings.

Arlington Square Grand Opening


The Grand Opening for Arlington Square was held on December 6, 2017 with Council President Herb Wesson, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Honorable Mark-Ridley Thomas in attendance. Arlington Square is a newly constructed apartment building consisting of 24 studio units, 23 one-bedroom units, and one two-bedroom manager’s unit. Arlington Square is a 100% special … Continue reading Arlington Square Grand Opening

Silver Star Apartments Grand Opening


ACOF hosted a dramatic grand opening on November 17 with Mayor Eric Garcetti, L.A. Supervisor Mark Ridley- Thomas, and Council Member Marqueece Harris-Dawson The new 49-unit development was designed to meet the needs of homeless veterans. Silver Star Apartments is the first Zero Net Energy (ZNE) multi- family, affordable housing project in Los Angeles. We … Continue reading Silver Star Apartments Grand Opening

A Community of Friends Earns NeighborWorks Green Award


In December, Judely Cruz Castaneda traveled to Washington, DC to participate in NeighborWorks America’s training and to accept an award on behalf of A Community of Friends. We were recognized for our commitment to being a Green Organization, which means that the entire organization strives to be green and sustainable in our operations, buildings, and … Continue reading A Community of Friends Earns NeighborWorks Green Award