Inland SoCal
Housing Collective

Pictured from left to right: Dawn Lee, David Hahn, Linda Jackson,
Clemente Mojica, and Melinda Opperman

Our History

During the Great Recession, we mobilized to answer the call and serve our residents facing foreclosure. We were known then, as the Housing Opportunities Collaborative of the Inland Empire. Knowing that we are better together, we reconvened to coordinate and produce solutions in preparation for the next downturn. Now with COVID-19, it has altered the way we live, work, and connect. We are so grateful to be on this journey with you to find solutions to ensure all families have safe and sustainable housing in our region. We are now the Inland SoCal Housing Collective made up of over 140 members and counting and we look forward to working with you.

Our Mission

Create solutions for safe, decent and affordable housing for renters, homebuyers, homeowners, and those experiencing homelessness through education, advocacy and access to resources in the Inland SoCal region.

Geographic Boundaries

The Inland So Cal Housing Collective will operate within the geographic boundaries encompassing Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. The area is defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as Riverside–San Bernardino–Ontario metropolitan statistical area (MSA), which comprises Riverside County and San Bernardino County, California, covers more than 27,000 sq mi and has a population of over 4.5 million people. We are the 13th largest MSA in the Country.

Area: 20,053 sq. mi.

Population: 2.18 million (2019)

2021 Housing Need Report (CA Housing Partnership)

Area: 7,303 sq. mi.

Population: 2.471 million (2019)

2021 Housing Need Report (CA Housing Partnership)

Who are We?

We come from all walks of life, from different parts of our dual county region. We are bankers, advocates, policy makers, service providers, regulatory entities, collaborators, leaders, neighbors, community members and more.

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Who are We serving?

Our efforts are intended to benefit all residents in our region, but the focus will be on individuals and families who live at or below 120% of area median income. As of April 2021, this equates to a household income of $93,000 for a family of four. Subgroups included in this target but specifically called out include:

Affordable housing at all levels

All families needing affordable housing

Homebuyers, homeowners, renters and those experiencing homelessness


Families with children


First time homebuyers

Boomerang buyers, persons returning to market after a foreclosure or short sale

Our Pillars guide our work

Inform, Educate, Advocate, Build, Preserve, Increase, and Expand

Educate & Advocate for Public Policy

Wealth Building & Preservation

Increasing Regional Involvement

Expansion of Housing Solutions

Join Us

The Inland SoCal Housing Collective is a group of volunteers from different sectors that convenes monthly to discuss and take action on the advancement of housing for all families in the Inland SoCal Region. If you are interested in being a part of this work please