Homelessness Awareness Month Awards Features Hope Solutions Landlord

Lito with certificate

During Homelessness Awareness Month, the Council on Homelessness presented an Outstanding Landlord award to one of Hope Solutions’s landlords, Lito Calimlim, recognizing his impact on the lives of people facing homelessness. The award was presented at the November Contra Costa Board of Supervisors meeting.
Mr. Calimlim is an independent broker who facilitates master leasing to permanent housing programs serving homeless and at-risk families and individuals, as well as leasing directly to low-income families and individuals within Contra Costa County. He has leased to multiple organizations within the Contra Costa Continuum of Care.  In his master lease relationship with Hope Solutions, he has been willing to provide time and opportunity for Hope Solutions staff to assist disabled tenants with stabilizing their homes, helping Hope Solutions minimize the number of clients who risk losing their housing and reentering homelessness.
Mr. Calimlim has leased to homeless and at-risk families and individuals for almost a decade, and he has remained willing to lease to low-income people in a housing market that does not demand such willingness. He leases high quality units throughout the county and has a high number of units he brokers for owners. Hope Solutions commends Mr. Calimlim for his outstanding partnership with Hope Solutions to work toward ending homelessness in Contra Costa County.