Amanda Isbell

Amanda Isbell staff bio

Amanda Isbell joined the California Housing Partnership in 2013. As Director of HR and Operations, Amanda oversees the Operations team and provides strategic leadership of the organization’s administrative functions in human resources, finance, contract management and technology. She was promoted from HR and Operations Manager in 2022. Prior to joining the Partnership, Amanda worked as the Project Assistant for four Read More

Anthony Vega

Anthony Vega

Anthony Vega, Ph.D., joined the California Housing Partnership in 2021. As 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 impact 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

Diep Do

Diep Do joined the California Housing Partnership in 2013 and has 25 years of experience in affordable housing development and finance. As Managing Director, Financial Consulting, Diep oversees the Partnership’s housing finance consultants and provides financial consulting, technical assistance, and training to our nonprofit and public agency partners throughout California. She advises clients on structuring financing plans utilizing Low-Income Housing 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

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

Richard Mandel

Richard Mandel staff bio

Richard Mandel has been with the California Housing Partnership since 1990. As Managing Director, Financial Consulting, he oversees the Partnership’s staff of Northern California housing finance consultants, and provides direct technical assistance and training to nonprofit and local governmental entities in affordable housing finance. Richard has particular expertise in structuring financing packages for projects utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Read More