Building a better life and pursuing opportunity begins with having a place to live. Robin Hughes, President and Chief Executive Officer, has built Abode Communities into one of the top 50 developers of affordable housing nationwide and the premier affordable housing provider in Los Angeles. For the last 14 years, she has guided the nonprofit through a period of incredible change and expansion shepherding the development of 25 properties, creating more than 1,400 new affordable homes, providing a social safety net through a substantive Resident Services Program and leading the industry in innovation and sustainable building practices. Prior to rejoining Abode Communities in January 1996, Robin served as its Housing Director between 1990 and 1994. Previously she held positions in the private and public sectors with The Richman Group of Companies, Citibank, the Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles, and the Office of the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles.
Robin completed her four-year term as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles in September 2009. She served as Co-Chair of the City's Housing Element Task Force where she helped make the most critical decisions about the supply and affordability of housing in Los Angeles. Also in 2009, Robin was named Chairperson of the Affordable Housing Advisory Council of The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and a member of the JPMorgan Chase Community Advisory Board for Los Angeles.
Robin received her Master and Bachelor degrees in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a certification from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government's Executive Program Achieving Excellence in Community Development.