New Chief Operating Officer Joins Executive Leadership Team

Christian Church Homes (CCH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Cynthia Alvarez as Chief Operating Officer, effective July 10. Cynthia, who most recently served as Deputy Director of Portfolio for the Chinatown Community Development Center, is a recognized leader in housing and community development with a proven track record in operations and financial management in both the non-profit and private sectors.

“We are thrilled to welcome Cynthia to the CCH leadership team,” shares CCH President and CEO Gail Gilman. “Her organizational skills as a strategic planner combined with her focus on growth, sustainability and her financial savvy will further propel CCH as an industry leader as we broaden our portfolio of new housing developments over the next several years.”

Since its founding in 1961, CCH has been instrumental in building and managing affordable housing where seniors can live and thrive in the comfort of their own home. Currently serving about 5,000 residents in six states, CCH provides quality housing for a diverse population reflective of the surrounding community. In the coming year, CCH will break ground of a number of new developments that will add hundreds of units to further expand CCH’s outreach in California and beyond.

“I am excited to join CCH in building upon its mission to provide quality, affordable housing in caring communities,” Cynthia shares. “We face a tremendous responsibility to bring more available and affordable housing for those in our communities with limited means. I look forward to helping CCH continue to grow, prosper and build its infrastructure to meet the needs of our low-income residents who deserve a quality place to call home.”

Prior to joining CCH, Cynthia served on several housing agencies including the Housing Authority of the City of Alameda, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, and Charities Housing Development Corporation. Cynthia also has strong financial connections having held executive positions with Romel Enterprises, LLC; Melro Financial Services/ATEL Financial and E-Commerce Financial Services. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Immigrant Legal Resource Center and sits on its finance and audit committees.

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