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 Angeles region. She also assists with the Partnership’s Green Rental homes Energy Efficiency Network (GREEN) membership and GREEN Newsletter. Blanca recently led an On-Bill Payment (OBR) Financing test pilot in Southern California that incorporated utility incentive programs. In addition, Blanca provides support in implementing the Low Income Weatherization Program for large multifamily buildings statewide as well as the Partnership’s ongoing advocacy efforts in sustainable housing. Prior to joining the Partnership, Blanca worked at the Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles (CDC) for five years where she managed the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing. She also coordinated CDC’s sustainable development initiatives. Prior to joining CDC, Blanca was a Project Manager at East LA Community Corporation.
Blanca has more than 10 years of experience in the field of affordable housing. Blanca received an M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA and a B.A. in International Development Studies and Latin American Literature from UC Berkeley.