Andrew Dawson

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Andrew Dawson joined the California Housing Partnership in 2022 as the Policy Advocacy Manager. He interfaces with the housing finance, sustainable housing and research teams to inform policy initiatives and advocate for legislative and regulatory changes working with other nonprofit advocates, government entities and housing professionals.  Prior to joining the Partnership, Andrew worked in the Senate Housing Committee as part Read More

Angel Rodriguez

Angel Rodriguez

Angel Rodriguez joined the California Housing Partnership in April 2022. As a Sustainable Housing Program Associate, he assists partner agencies and stakeholder groups in the implementation of sustainable housing and clean energy programs that increase renewable energy in low-income communities. Prior to joining the Partnership, Angel worked as the Policy and Business Development intern with GRID Alternatives, a certified non-profit Read More

Blanca E. de la Cruz

Blanca E. de la Cruz staff bio

Blanca E. de la Cruz joined the California Housing Partnership in 2014. As Managing Director of Sustainable Housing Programs, she oversees program design and implementation for statewide and regional clean energy programs contributing to the long-term sustainability and preservation of housing affordable to low-income people. Blanca leads the Sustainable Housing Team’s education and activities to improve our partners’ access to Read More

Ian Sharples

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Ian Sharples joined the California Housing Partnership in October 2022. As Sustainable Housing Program Manager he supports the Partnership’s affordable housing preservation and policy efforts by advancing building decarbonization efforts. Ian leads the Partnership’s Building Initiative for Low-Emissions Development (BUILD) Program promoting the development of new all-electric housing. He also leads engagement on the Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) advocacy Read More

Jacqueline Rogge

Jacqueline Rogge started with the California Housing Partnership in November 2023 as a Sustainable Housing Program Associate. In her role, she collaborates with the Sustainable Housing team implementing outreach strategies across the state and providing assistance to nonprofit affordable housing providers and public housing authorities. Jacqueline is dedicated to serving her community and has worked at several nonprofit agencies, allowing 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

Rachael Diaz

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Rachael Diaz joined the California Housing Partnership in July 2020. As Sustainability Senior Program Manager, she assists in outreach and implementation of sustainable housing programs to increase access to clean energy resources for low-income communities. Rachael was promoted from Program Associate in 2022. Prior to joining the Partnership, Rachael worked as a program coordinator at the Center for Sustainable Energy Read More