The specific and primary purposes for which this corporation is formed are: To own and mortgage, on a nonprofit basis, low and moderate income housing in the Pico-Union and other similarly disadvantaged and economically depressed neighborhoods, for poor persons and families who qualify for such housing and could not otherwise afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing; and to carry out any activities permitted to be carried on by a corporation exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501 (C)3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 and Section 23701(f) of the California Revenue and Taxation Code, as amended. PUHC is one of the oldest grass roots organizations and one of the leading community based non-profit housing developers in Los Angeles. As local neighborhood conditions have changed over the years, PUHC has expanded its original mission to include computer education programs to help the community to make a technologic transition and improve the economic welfare of its residents.
PUHC strives to create opportunities for resident empowerment and increased self-sufficiency. This is done by providing job training and involvement opportunities within its real estate development and management activities. PUHC is actively in the operations of each property in its portfolio, and its administration is well regarded by the Board of Directors, property residents, regulating government agencies and the community surrounding these complexes.