Statement on Death of Resident, Zachary Briley

Published: Thursday, February 11, 2016

Ian Nevarez
Manager, Community Relations
(310) 543-0139, (310) 647-7334 |

We are saddened to hear of the untimely death of Zachary Briley who lived in a home owned by HOPE. We extend our deepest sympathy to Zac’s friends and family as they grieve over this profound loss. The incident is being investigated by the Long Beach Police Department. Anyone with information regarding Zachary is asked to call the Long Beach Police Department at (562) 570-7246.

As a 501(c)(3) public charity, HOPE develops stable and affordable rental properties, primarily in the South Bay and Long Beach areas. Our tenants are developmentally disabled, and rents are typically 30% of their income. The objective of our affordable housing is to provide independence to our residents in an effort to heighten their self-esteem and self-reliance.

Zachary, 23, was a positive and welcoming individual. He will be missed by the HOPE team.


More About Home Ownership for Personal Empowerment, Inc. (HOPE): HOPE’s mission is to create stable, affordable housing options for people with developmental disabilities.

The value of empowering individuals to live as active and contributing members of their community is at the very heart of HOPE. And there’s no doubt—living a life as independently as possible, and having a place to call home, changes people’s lives.

HOPE partners with Regional Centers to offer a variety of housing programs. Regional Centers are private, nonprofit corporations that contract with the State Department of Developmental Services to provide or coordinate services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities that include autism, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, and epilepsy.

Since 1995 HOPE’s programs have been providing opportunities for people with developmental disabilities to live a life they may have only dreamed about. Whether living in affordable housing, state-licensed group homes, or in a college dorm setting, HOPE’s tenants are making their dreams come true.

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