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

Anthony Vega

Anthony Vega

Anthony Vega, Ph.D., joined the California Housing Partnership in 2021. As Research Director, 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 impact on resident housing Read More

Blanca E. de la Cruz

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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

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

Mark Stivers

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Mark Stivers joined the California Housing Partnership in 2019 as the Director of Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy. In close coordination with nonprofit and government partners, as well as state housing leaders, Mark uses his two decades of experience in the field to help develop and advance a comprehensive agenda of legislative and regulatory solutions to the state’s affordable housing crisis.  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, planning, and financing of affordable housing for more than 25 years in both the private and Read More

Rachael Diaz

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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

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