Erin G. Rank is the President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. She began her service with Habitat for Humanity as a volunteer in 1995 and became the affiliate’s first employee in 1998.
With an incredible passion for the mission of Habitat for Humanity, Erin grew the organization from building 10 homes in its first 8 years to building over 700 homes for families in need locally and internationally. She has inspired her staff and thousands of volunteers to join the cause that she sees as her personal calling.
Erin’s abilities to develop and implement strategies for success and to understand and respond strategically to market trends have helped the affiliate maintain its production goals despite fluctuating economic and real estate markets over the years. In addition to her work in Los Angeles, Erin has built homes and supported the work of Habitat for Humanity in Mexico, Thailand, Vietnam, Nicaragua, Haiti, and the Philippines. Her affiliate has actively raised over $3 million to help build homes in every continent served by Habitat for Humanity and was recently named one of only 7 Affiliates of Distinction by Habitat for Humanity International, a top honor among Habitat affiliates. Erin also helped found Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity, a partnership that engages celebrities and entertainment industry leaders in the work of Habitat for Humanity domestically and around the globe.
Erin serves as Chair of the Board of Housing CA and also served on Habitat for Humanity International’s U.S. Council, which oversees policymaking for all U.S. affiliates of Habitat for Humanity. Her accolades include being named among the Top 100 Irish Americans by Irish American magazine and Alumni of the Year by Pepperdine University.
Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh, Erin shares in depth Habitat for Humanity’s amazing worldwide work and tells how companies and individuals can get involved. Check it out here!