Who We Are
As President for HACE, Maria Nixa Gonzalez heads HACE’s development team managing over $100M of commercial and housing development projects that have contributed to the stabilization and revitalization of the Fairhill and St. Hugh Neighborhoods. Since 1996, she has been responsible for raising development capital from a broad base of private and public foundations and governmental bodies.
Mrs. Gonzalez’ most notable achievement is the creation of a supportive community for elders through the development of affordable rental housing and the construction of a Life Center that provides frail elders with social and health services so that they can remain living at home for as long as possible.
Temple Law School
Philadelphia Fire Department
Because so much of HACE’s history has been working against the trend of disinvestment in its neighborhoods, our leaders have always understood the need for strategy, synergy, and partnerships. Strategy has been shaped through community-wide planning and teamwork, which has helped us to share a vision with our community partners of the future that we can work toward.
From inception, we understand the need for partnership with other entities that share our goals—particularly with nonprofits that specialize in education, recreation, social services, arts, and culture. These collaborations allow us to focus on what we do best: planning and envisioning, encouraging homeownership, working with the business community, developing “bricks and mortar” projects, and delivering social services to our residents.