As Chief Executive Officer of Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, Mr. Roldan has developed over 3,200 affordable apartments and townhomes in 36 various developments for families and elderly residents of several Hispanic communities in Chicago.
In addition, he has initiated the development of over 8,200 square feet of retail and office space in five Chicago-based developments. He has also directed the formation of a property management arm, which currently manages over 4,200 residential units in various communities through out Chicago and Illinois. Mr. Roldan also established, and now directs Tropic Construction Corp., a residential and commercial builder. Previous to his experience with Hispanic Housing, Mr. Roldan also developed low income housing in Brooklyn, New York.
In 1988, Mr. Roldan was awarded a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for his work in Community Development. He committed $100,000 of his fellowship award for the establishment of the Teresa and Hipolito Roldan Community Development Scholarship Fund in order to attract Latinos into the community development field.
He was awarded a Bronze Star with "V" Device for combat duty in Vietnam, and holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Studies from St. Francis College, and a Master's degree in Urban Studies from Long Island University in New York.