Anthony Vega

Anthony Vega

Anthony Vega, Ph.D., joined the California Housing Partnership in 2021. As Managing Director of Research, he oversees the Partnership’s research, policy analysis, and program evaluation efforts to improve affordable housing policy and programs.  Prior to joining the Partnership, Anthony was the Director of Research and Evaluation at The Community Builders (TCB) in Boston, where he oversaw the evaluation of the Community Life programs and their Read More


Dan Rinzler

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Dan Rinzler joined the California Housing Partnership in 2016. As Associate Research Director, Dan is responsible for policy and research initiatives which aim to expand the resources for affordable housing preservation and development in California, as well as increase their efficiency and social impact. He was promoted from Senior Policy Analyst in 2022. Prior to joining the Partnership, Dan worked Read More


Danielle Mazzella

Danielle Mazzella staff bio

Danielle M. Mazzella joined the California Housing Partnership in January 2016. As Senior Research Manager, Danielle is responsible for managing the Partnership’s Preservation Database, providing technical assistance to affordable housing developers, jurisdictions, and government agencies, and supporting the Partnership’s advocacy efforts through data analysis and GIS mapping.    She was promoted from Preservation & Data Manager in 2022. Prior to Read More


Matt Alvarez-Nissen

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Matt Alvarez-Nissen joined the California Housing Partnership in 2022. As Senior Research Associate, Matt N. provides support to the Partnership’s policy and research efforts through data analysis and program evaluation. He also oversees several projects that include regional work with local governments and statewide academic/ research partners. Prior to joining the Partnership, Matt worked at Dyett & Bhatia where he was Read More


Matt Schwartz

Matt Schwartz staff bio

As President & CEO of the California Housing Partnership, Matt Schwartz plays a leadership role in shaping state and federal legislation and regulations to expand the resources to preserve and create affordable housing for the state’s lowest-income residents. Matt has worked in the development, preservation, planning, and financing of affordable housing for more than 30 years in both the private Read More


Ray McPherson

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Ray McPherson joined the California Housing Partnership as a Research Associate in 2022. They support the Partnership’s affordable housing data visualization and preservation projects through data analysis, spatial analysis and automation. Prior to joining the Partnership, Ray was a GIS Programmer Analyst at Renewable Resources Group where they automated repetitive tasks, created user-friendly tools that performed a variety of analyses, Read More


Yasmin Givens

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Yasmin Givens joined the California Housing Partnership in 2022. As Research Analyst, she provides analytical support to advance key research, policy analysis, and program evaluation efforts to improve federal, state, and local affordable housing policies and programs.  Prior to joining the Partnership, Yasmin interned with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Houston Education Research Consortium, where she contributed Read More