Julia Bennett joined the California Housing Partnership in 2016. Prior to joining the Partnership, Julia worked for eight years developing affordable housing communities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. During her time at BRIDGE Housing and Related California Julia contributed to the development of nearly 1,000 affordable rental homes. Julia has direct experience with a wide range of affordable housing finance tools including Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt bond financing, and a variety of public funding programs administered at the local, state, and federal levels. Julia brings expert knowledge in the use of project-based operating subsidies including project-based Section 8 and Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) vouchers.
Julia earned a Master in Urban Planning, with a concentration in Real Estate Development from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Urban Studies, with High Honors, from the University of California, Berkeley.
Anthony Carroll joined the California Housing Partnership in 2020. As Research Assistant, Anthony provides data analysis and other analytical support for our research and policy initiatives including the Partnership’s exciting Roadmap HOME 2030 project with Housing California. Prior to joining the Partnership, Anthony was a research intern at the UC Berkeley Labor Center where he focused on job quality issues facing the formerly incarcerated, union involvement in improving these conditions, and the unique challenges facing Black workers in the Bay Area.
Anthony received his B.S. in Economics with a minor in Mathematics from Northeastern University in 2019.
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My joined the California Housing Partnership in 2018. Prior to the Partnership, My was a Senior Finance and Project Manager at TNDC, and a Senior Program Director at Enterprise Community Partners. She has advised dozens of nonprofit housing organizations on issues from asset management to financial sustainability.
My earned a Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law, and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. She serves on the board of Family Bridges.
Greg Chin joined the California Housing Partnership in 2008. As Senior Housing Finance Consultant / Central Valley Director, Greg provides financial consulting assistance and training to the Partnership’s government and nonprofit clients. He has more than 20 years of experience in affordable housing finance and development. Greg has assisted numerous housing developers, cities, and counties as a consultant on affordable housing projects that included financing with Low Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt bonds, redevelopment agency funds, HOME funds, the Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program, and other programs. Greg has also assisted public agencies with the creation of affordable housing programs and policies, including inclusionary housing programs and commercial linkage fees that benefit affordable housing.
Greg received a Master of Public Policy from the Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Samantha joined the California Housing Partnership in September 2018. As Operations Associate, Samantha provides operational and administrative support to the organization through various functions including general office management of our San Francisco location.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Samantha worked in a variety of operations management and customer service roles around the Bay Area and is excited to apply her skills in this new setting.
Samantha received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Linguistics from the University of Vermont.
Christina Gotuaco joined the California Housing Partnership in 2020. As Director of Communications, she oversees the Partnership’s information design, marketing, media, and outreach efforts and works closely with the policy team on research publications and information sharing. Christina also leads the Partnership’s fundraising efforts and is a key resource for our foundation partners.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Christina worked for EAH Housing as the Associate Director of Communications where she oversaw the team for marketing/graphics and media relations, and managed capacity building projects for the company’s nearly 200-property affordable multifamily portfolio. Prior to EAH, Christina spent five years collaborating with 20+ Bay Area transit agencies on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Hub Signage Program. She has also worked for several other educational, nonprofit, and governmental organizations in public outreach and housing policy.
Christina earned a Master of Arts in Industrial Arts from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy, Management, and Planning from the University of Southern California.
Amanda joined the California Housing Partnership in 2013. As the Operations Manager, Amanda administers org-wide operational and administrative functions in finance, human resources, and technology. Amanda transitioned into her current role after working as the Partnership’s Sustainable Housing Program Associate for one year. In her previous role, Amanda worked to increase the effectiveness of and access to existing energy efficiency programs for low-income rental housing through her management of our Green Rental home Energy Efficiency Network (GREEN).
Prior to joining the Partnership, Amanda worked as the Project Assistant for four years at Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA). During Amanda’s time with SAHA, she provided support for the development of more than 28 affordable housing communities.
Amanda received her B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in management from San Francisco State University.
Dave Kiddoo rejoined the California Housing Partnership in 2020. As a Senior Housing Finance Consultant and Director of Public Housing Initiatives, Dave provides financial consulting assistance and training to the Partnership’s nonprofit and government clients. During his tenure at the Partnership, Dave served as the primary financial architect for the San Francisco Housing Authority’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) disposition. That portfolio converted approximately 3,500 units of public housing with an aggregate budget of approximately $2 billion. Additionally, Dave played a key role in the planning of the Sunnydale and Potrero components of the HOPE SF program and was the lead financial consultant for seven other developments.
Dave has also worked for several other affordable housing developers during his career. He held leadership positions with the Oakland Housing Authority and American Baptist Homes of the West, and also worked as a project manager with EAH Housing and Citizens Housing. In that time, he managed or supervised the development of over 1,000 units of housing with an aggregate budget in excess of $300 million. Dave has extensive experience with HUD, HCD, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and tax-exempt bond financing.
Dave holds a Master’s in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts from Grinnell College.
Lauren Maddock joined the California Housing Partnership in 2018. Prior to joining the Partnership, Lauren worked for 13 years at Mercy Housing California in a variety of roles, most recently as a Senior Project Developer specializing in the re-syndication of Mercy Housing’s existing portfolio. Prior to that, she was the Director of Asset Management for Mercy’s California portfolio encompassing 130 properties representing nearly 8,500 affordable units where she oversaw a team of five Asset Managers across the state. In this role, Lauren became a specialist in negotiating the buy-out of Low Income Housing Tax Credit investors in 18 transactions. She has extensive experience evaluating and developing strategies for older asset portfolios and has direct experience with a wide range of affordable housing finance tools including LIHTCs, tax-exempt bonds, and virtually all public funding programs administered at the local, state, and federal levels. Lauren is a frequent conference speaker and has presented on a variety of topics including portfolio analysis and management, Year 15 investor exits, re-syndications, and occupied rehabilitation and relocation strategies.
Lauren received a Master’s of Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco School of Management and a B.A. in Archaeology with a minor in Earth Science from Boston University. She serves on the Community Housing Partnership Board of Directors and was appointed to the Richmond Rent Board in 2016.
Richard Mandel has been with the California Housing Partnership since 1990. As Director of 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, tax-exempt bonds, State of California HCD Programs, Section 8 project-based assistance, Affordable Housing Program (AHP), and other state and local housing programs. He has assisted nonprofits in the financing of thousands of apartments, including new construction and acquisition/rehabilitation projects serving families, seniors, special needs and other populations. Richard has spoken at numerous conferences and workshops on topics including Low-Income Housing Tax Credit syndication, multifamily lending issues, preservation of federally assisted housing, and other topics. He has conducted a range of trainings on related issues. Richard served as Chair of the Preservation Working Group of the Nonprofit Housing Association of Northern California and remains active in housing finance technical and policy issues.
Prior to joining the California Housing Partnership, Richard was a Project Manager with the Mid-Peninsula Housing Coalition, a major nonprofit development corporation.
Richard received a Master of City Planning degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Chris joined the California Housing Partnership in 2013. As Director of Operations, Chris oversees all operational and administrative functions including finance, human resources, technology, communications, and fundraising. Prior to joining the Partnership, Chris managed marketing communications for a solar development company in Seattle and worked with a variety of nonprofit organizations on fundraising and communications strategy.
Chris received a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in nonprofit management from the University of Washington in 2011, and a B.S. in Journalism from Boston University in 2004. She also holds a Certificate in Fundraising Management from Indiana University.
Danielle joined the California Housing Partnership in January 2016. As Preservation & Data 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.
Prior to joining the California Housing Partnership, Danielle worked at the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH) where she collected data on existing financing mechanisms and policies for affordable housing, performed GIS analysis, and assisted in legislative advocacy efforts.
Danielle received a M.A. in Geography from San Francisco State University in 2016, and received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2013.
Claire Parisa joined the California Housing Partnership in April 2018. Prior to joining the Partnership, Claire worked as a project manager with the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) for three years. There, Claire contributed to the development of four different developments in San Francisco totaling over 500 units. She has experience with Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt bond financing, State (MHP and AHSC), HUD (project-based Section 8, Shelter Plus Care, and Section 811), and local San Francisco financing sources. Before turning to domestic affordable housing development, Claire worked with self-built communities across Latin America on housing rights and economic development.
Claire earned her Master’s in City Planning (MCP) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She also holds a B.A. in Urban Studies and a B.S. in Society & Environment from the University of California, Berkeley.
Claire currently serves on NPH’s Emerging Leaders Peer Network (ELPN) Steering Committee as a Professional Development Subcommittee Co-Chair.
Aditya Potluri joined the California Housing Partnership in 2020 with more than fifteen years of experience in the affordable housing industry. He brings expertise in budgeting, financing and construction of both rehab and mixed-use new construction. Aditya has direct experience securing and closing a range of financing including tax credits; tax-exempt bonds; programs from HCD including AHSC, MHP and IlG; and funding from the Federal Home Loan Bank’s AHP program.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Aditya served as a Senior Project Manager at Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) in San Francisco and as a Project Manager at Satellite Affordable Housing Associates (SAHA) in Berkeley. He has managed the development of over seven hundred homes serving families, seniors, transition-aged youth, special needs individuals and people experiencing homelessness.
Aditya received a dual Master of City and Regional Planning and Architecture from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Architecture from Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture at the University of Mumbai.
Dan joined the California Housing Partnership in 2016. As Senior Policy Analyst, 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. Prior to joining the Partnership, Dan worked at the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF), where he managed a variety of strategic initiatives—such as around impact assessment and the intersection of health care and housing—and contributed to program development and policy leadership. Prior to LIIF, he helped design and manage low-income housing programs at the state and local level, and worked as an urban planning consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dan earned a Master in City Planning degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2013, and a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in 2007.
Lindsay joined the California Housing Partnership in May 2018. As Data & Policy Analyst, Lindsay supports the Partnership’s affordable housing preservation and policy efforts through data analysis, program evaluation and GIS mapping. Prior to joining the California Housing Partnership, Lindsay worked at the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development (MOHCD), where she conducted a program evaluation of the City’s affordable housing rental and ownership programs as a Graduate Student Researcher. Before MOHCD, Lindsay worked as a Program Manager at a Chicago nonprofit, Benevolent, where she managed several strategic initiatives – including new program pilots and technology development – and supported community partnerships with national and local nonprofits, government agencies and foundations.
Lindsay earned a Master in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley in 2018 and a B.A. in Anthropology and Global Studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2013.
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Srinidhi joined the California Housing Partnership in 2018. As a Sustainable Housing Policy and Program Manager, she leads policy initiatives and helps design and implement energy efficiency and solar programs that impact low-income Californians by engaging with affordable housing property owners and community based organizations. Along with coalition partners, she advocates for equitable energy efficiency, and building decarbonization policies that will decrease the split incentives and improve resident’s health and comfort. She leads the Partnership’s Green Rental homes Energy Efficiency Network (GREEN) and informs affordable housing property owners of new sustainability policy and program initiatives. Prior to joining the Partnership, Srinidhi worked as customer programs specialist with Marin Clean Energy in San Rafael where she spearheaded the design, launch and implementation of the Low-Income Families and Tenants (LIFT) pilot program.
Srinidhi received her Master of City Planning from the University of California, Berkeley and her Bachelors in Economics from Stella Maris College.
Meg McGraw-Scherer joined the California Housing Partnership in 2000 and has more than 20 years of experience in affordable housing finance and development. As Senior Housing Finance Consultant / Peninsula Director, she provides financial consulting and technical assistance to nonprofit corporations and public agencies in Northern California. Meg has expertise in structuring financing packages for projects utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt bonds, as well as multiple public funding programs administered at the local, state, and federal level. She has helped her nonprofit clients finance new construction and acquisition/rehabilitation projects serving families, seniors, and special needs populations.
Prior to joining the California Housing Partnership, Meg worked for two years in the Los Angeles office of the National Equity Fund, a nonprofit tax-credit syndication organization that provides millions of dollars in tax-credit equity to projects throughout the country. There she worked as an underwriter on Low Income Housing Tax Credit projects sited in Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to the National Equity Fund, Meg spent over three years at the King County Housing Authority in Seattle as an intern, Housing Programs Coordinator, and Housing Developer in the Housing Authority’s Planning and Development Departments where she worked on the development of projects using Low Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt bonds, and various federal and local financing programs.
Meg received a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Washington in Seattle and a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College. She is a member of the City of Menlo Park’s Housing Commission and serves as a Board Member of the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County and Housing Trust Silicon Valley.
As President & CEO of the California Housing Partnership, Matt plays a leadership role in shaping state and federal housing-related 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 public sectors including eight years with MidPen Housing, five years with the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and the last 16 years leading the California Housing Partnership. Matt was appointed to the San Francisco Housing Authority Commission by Mayors Newsom and Lee, is a past President of the Board of Housing California, a current member of the Board of the NonProfit Housing (NPH) Association of Northern California and an active participant in the National Affordable Housing Preservation Working Group.
In recognition of his leadership in the field, the Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing named Matt the 2010 Advocate of the Year, the NonProfit Housing Association of Northern California awarded Matt its 2013 Inspirational Leadership Award, and the California Housing Consortium admitted Matt and to its nonprofit Housing Hall of Fame in May 2013.
Matt received a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor’s Degree from Stanford University. He is a recipient of the Harvard’s Robert F. Kennedy Award for Public Service and Stanford’s Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel award for Outstanding Public Service.
Zorica rejoined the California Housing Partnership in 2017. As Senior Housing Finance Consultant / Director of Training, Zorica provides financial consulting, technical assistance and training to our nonprofit and government clients throughout California. Prior to rejoining the Partnership, Zorica spent two years as a Project Manager of Affordable Housing Tax Credit Investments with U. S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation where she underwrote and closed $157 million in Low Income Housing and Historic Tax Credit investments. Zorica has extensive experience with Low-Income Housing Tax Credit financing, as well as a range of federal, state, and local programs, including local rental/operating subsidies. Zorica has directly contributed to the development or rehabilitation of over 1,700 units of affordable housing totaling more than $470 million in development costs. Prior to her previous five-year tenure with the California Housing Partnership, Zorica worked as a Senior Project Manager with A Community of Friends where she managed the development of 250 supportive housing units and $115 million in financing.
Zorica holds a Master’s degree in Planning with a specialization in Housing and Community Development from UCLA.
Mengxin Zhou joined the California Housing Partnership in 2017. As a Senior Housing Finance Consultant, she provides financial consulting, technical assistance and training to our nonprofit and government clients throughout Northern California. Prior to joining the Partnership, Mengxin worked for EAH Housing as a Project Manager, where she worked on complex Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, tax-exempt bond, and HUD-assisted financing and development projects, enabling the extensive rehabilitation of homes for over 750 residents. Prior to joining EAH, Mengxin was an acquisitions analyst for CREA, Inc., a national tax credit syndicator specializing in federal and state Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and Historic Tax Credits investment. During her three years there, she worked closely with other members of the acquisitions team and underwriting team to identify and close 12 equity investments totaling $98 million in tax credits in eight different states, including California.
Mengxin holds a Master in Urban Planning, with a concentration in Housing and Neighborhood Development from Harvard University, and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration as an Outstanding Graduate from Renmin University of China.