CHISPA (Community Housing Improvement Systems and Planning Association, Inc.) is the largest private, nonprofit housing developer based in Monterey County. Since its incorporation in 1980, CHISPA has built and renovated 2,268 single-family homes and apartments for low and moderate-income people in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties. CHISPA is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit Community-based Housing Development Organization (CHDO), overseen by a nine-member Board of Directors. The board members have diverse backgrounds and experience in law, agriculture, education, banking, and business. They are part of the Land Use Team.