Ernesto Espinoza is currently the Director of Real Estate and Economic Development for the Coalition for Responsible Community Development.  With a background in architecture and a passion for social justice, Mr. Espinoza has extensive experience in providing affordable housing throughout the region. In his 18 year career he has developed over 2000 units of affordable housing throughout the Southwest. He has previously served as a Project Manager with the National Farm Workers Service Center in Los Angeles and as the Director of Real Estate Development of the East LA Community Corporation.

He is a founding member of A La Brava and Cine Sin Fin – the East Los Angeles Chicana/o Film Festival. He served as Secretary of Board of Directors for A LA Brava Producciones Revolucionarias, Inc.; is former member of the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council 2004-2006, 2010, 2013; served as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing from 2010-2015 and is currently a member of the Zoning Advisory Committee for the City of Los Angeles Planning Department.