President, CEO | Innovative Housing Opportunities (IHO)

Rochelle Mills


Rochelle Mills is President and CEO of Innovative Housing Opportunities (IHO) where she is responsible for implementing the organization’s vision and growing its portfolio of high-quality affordable housing. Prior to joining IHO, she and her husband founded mills studio. Their high-end designs were featured on FineLiving, Homes Across American and other television and publications. Ms. Mills also founded architours, a boutique art and architecture tour and symposia company. Her diverse background includes UCLA and Otis extension instructor, editor of LA Architect, community planning, construction administrator, and lecturer and writer on art, design, and culture. Ms. Mills was appointed to two terms on the South Los Angeles Area Planning Commission and the Crenshaw Community Design Review Board. She has served on the California Cultural Tourism and LA Metro Expo Art advisory committees, as well as the boards of the SoCal Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, Association of Women in Architecture (now AWA+D), Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing (SCANPH), and Fellows of Contemporary Art. She presently serves on the boards of Kennedy Commission and the California Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies.