About Hpp Cares

HPP CARE CDE, a California nonprofit certified HUD Approved consumer credit, debt and housing counseling agency, understands the challenges the average person faces when it comes to being overextended with debt. We are committed to educating consumers, with an emphasis on financial matters. Our certified HUD Approved housing counselors provide personal assistance through budget counseling, housing counseling and debt management strategies to lower credit card interest rates and monthly payments. It is unfortunate that in 2022 key skills regarding the management of household finances are lacking from traditional education. This leads many to learn these lessons the hard way, putting them in difficult positions from which it can be hard to recover. Our agency implements the latest multilingual technology while bridging the divide to ensure consumers have access to the resources and the knowledge, they need to make sound decisions and better their financial situations.

All counseling session completed by HUD Certified Counselors.

Demographics served

88.9% of individuals served are low-to-moderate income (LMI) individuals*

Primarily served low- and moderate-income (LMI) historically underserved Black, Indigenous, and People of Color BIPOC within California populations (those earning 80% or less of the area median family income)

* Out of these individuals, 33.88% were male and 66.12% were female.

Meet our Leadership & Staff

At the core of HPP CARES CDE’s charitable mission is to help build solid financial foundations. Foreclosure prevention counseling and homeless counseling services are available free of charge.

There are some educational seminars that are free of charge and others have a nominal charge associated with participation.

katherine peoples

Katherine Peoples

Certified HUD Counselor #728386
kirsten challman

Kirsten Challman

Counselor Real Estate DRE #02115439
whitney lynn denys

Whitney Lynn Denys

Counselor| Realtor DRE #01899862
izell watkins

Izell Watkins

aileen fernan

Aileen Fernan

dionne luna

Dionne Luna

Counselor Real Estate DRE #01865032
mike armendariz

Mike Armendariz

Counselor Solar
brittany medina

Brittany Medina

daphne kismet

Daphne Kismet

emily rodriguez

Emily Rodriguez

Nancy Ruiz

Nancy Ruiz

Danielle Harmon

Danielle Harmon


Fees for services

Foreclosure prevention educational seminars, counseling and homeless preventive services are available free of charge.

There are some educational seminars and 1 on 1 counseling sessions that are free of charge and others may have a nominal charge associated with participation.


Multilingual educational seminars currently being offered via Webinar or Online via Self Pace (24/7) educational portal. Both options have been cultivated to properly meet the group (Youth, Adults, Seniors, and Persons with Disabilities) for which the material is being presented.

HPP CARES CDE publishes a variety of multilingual materials that have been cultivated to properly meet the group (Youth, Adults, Seniors, and Persons with Disabilities) that contain timely and useful resources and educational information. All materials are available online, by email or in print.

Complying with Title III of the ADA.


100 W Broadway, Floor 300, Long Beach, CA 90802 Call 562.281.8861 Fax: 833.238.8801 info@hppcares.org


Street Parking (Quarters or Debit Card)

Attached are local Parking Structures.

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday: By Appointment Only

Sunday: Closed

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HPP CARES CDE's accomplishments these past few years have been significant and all-encompassing; striving to advocate under the National Coalition for Equities’ umbrella to maintain a powerful community voice among the Federal and State regulators and major private sector corporations to address public policy issues, and to focus on the wealth & income inequality affecting affordable homeownership and small business growth. With the NCFE, HPP CARES CDE’s outreach efforts have led to an increase in corporate social responsibility and consumer protection. We have been able to reach more people, collaborate with more companies, meet with more regulators, all in the name of helping deserving individuals become sustainable homebuyers, successful small business owners, protected consumers and empowering California communities. HPP CARES CDE is at the forefront of helping people of color become partners in our mission to reduce income and wealth inequality and build stronger futures for all minority groups.