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


Ben Creed

Staff Ben Creed

Ben Creed joined the California Housing Partnership in 2019. As a Senior Housing Finance Consultant, he provides financial consulting, technical assistance and training to our nonprofit and government partners. Ben has experience with 9% and 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt private activity bonds, and funding sources from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Federal Home 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 Sustainable Housing Program Director, she develops and runs programs to increase our Southern California partners’ access to energy efficiency and other resources contributing to the long-tern sustainability and preservation of housing affordable to low-income people. She leads advocacy work involving energy efficiency and renewable programs in the Los Read More


Chad Horsford

Chad Horsford staff bio

Chad Horsford joined the California Housing Partnership in 2018. As a Senior Housing Finance Consultant, he provides financial consulting, technical assistance and training to our nonprofit and government partners. Chad has experience working with a variety of federal and local funding sources, including Low Income Housing Tax Credits, HUD Section 202 financing, AHSC, IIG, and LA City and County funding sources. Read More


Deanna Bligh

Deanna Bligh staff bio

Deanna Bligh joined the California Housing Partnership in 2015. As Director, Financial Consulting, she provides financial consulting, technical assistance and training to our nonprofit and government partners throughout Southern California. Deanna is knowledgeable in the use of project-based operating subsidies, including project-based Section 8 and Shelter Plus Care. She is also experienced with at-risk preservation and secondary market securitizations. Throughout her Read More


Genise Choy

Genise Choy joined the California Housing Partnership in December 2020. As a Housing Finance Consultant, she provides financial consulting, technical assistance and training to our nonprofit and government partners. She has experience with both acquisition/rehab and new construction projects, utilizing Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt bond financing, Rental Assistance Demonstration First and Second Components, the Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Read More


Michelle Espinosa Coulter

Michelle Coulter staff bio

Michelle Espinosa Coulter joined the California Housing Partnership in 2020. As a Senior Housing Finance Consultant, she provides financial consulting, technical assistance and training to our nonprofit and government partners. Michelle has over 20 years of professional experience including 14 years in affordable housing development and nine years in audit and assurance. She has direct experience with a wide range of affordable housing finance tools including Low-Income Read More


Paul Beesemyer

Paul Beesemyer staff bio

Paul Beesemyer joined the California Housing Partnership in 2000. As Managing Director, Financial Consulting, Paul oversees all of the Partnership’s Southern California housing finance consultants and assists Southern California’s nonprofit housing community and public agencies in the areas of affordable housing finance, real estate development, preservation of at-risk housing, and general housing policy. Paul was promoted from Southern California Director Read More


Rachael Diaz

Rachael Diaz staff bio headshot

Rachael Diaz joined the California Housing Partnership in July 2020. As Sustainable Housing 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


Sherin Bennett

Sherin Bennett staff bio

Sherin Bennett joined the California Housing Partnership’s Southern California team in 2016. As Associate Director, Financial Consulting – Housing Finance Training, she provides financial consulting, technical assistance, and training to our nonprofit and government partners and supports the Partnership’s training programs. She was promoted from Senior Housing Finance Consultant in 2020. Prior to joining the Partnership, Sherin was an underwriter Read More