Claire Parisa joined the California Housing Partnership in April 2018. As Associate Director, Financial Consulting – Consulting Supervision, Northern California, she supervises and mentors a team of local financial consultants and provides financial consulting technical assistance and training to the Partnership’s government and nonprofit partners. Claire has experience with federal and state Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt bond financing (public and private placement), State of California HCD programs, Historic Tax Credits, and local funding programs throughout Northern California. In addition, Claire has provided trainings to the Partnership’s nonprofit partners, to NPH’s Emerging Leaders Peer Network (ELPN), and through the UC Berkeley graduate curriculum. She was promoted from Senior Housing Finance Consultant in 2021.
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. Before turning to domestic affordable housing development, Claire also worked with self-built communities across Latin America on housing rights and economic development, and with various domestic cooperative housing initiatives.
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. She served on NPH’s Emerging Leaders Peer Network (ELPN) Steering Committee as a Professional Development Subcommittee Co-Chair from 2017-2019.