Mr. Cervantes manages the operations of HCIDLA to support the creation of viable urban communities by promoting livable and prosperous communities through the development and preservation of affordable housing, neighborhood investment, and social services. Utilizing Federal and State grants, conduit bond financing and local funding, HCIDLA provides assistance in the development of single-family homes, multi-unit rental housing, mixed-use (commercial/residential) developments, strategic, cost-effective capital projects, and housing opportunities for persons with special needs.
Mr. Cervantes oversees HCIDLA's six City Commissions as well as the network of Family Source Centers that provide low-income families with supportive services geared towards financial sustainability and an increase in youth academic achievement. HCIDLA also performs habitability inspections of all 760,000 multi-family units in the city, administers the Rent Stabilization Ordinance, and provides a first-time homeownership program and a home repair program.
Mr. Cervantes has worked with the City of Los Angeles for over 20 years and has held a number of important positions including: Chief Deputy Controller for the City, General Manager of the El Pueblo Historical Monument Authority, and Assistant General Manager for the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from the California Lutheran University.