Deanna Bligh joined the California Housing Partnership in 2015. As Director, Financial Consulting, she provides financial consulting, technical assistance and training to our nonprofit and government partners throughout Southern California. Deanna is knowledgeable in the use of project-based operating subsidies, including project-based Section 8 and Shelter Plus Care. She is also experienced with at-risk preservation and secondary market securitizations. Throughout her career, Deanna has been involved in the development of approximately 1,300 units of affordable housing totaling approximately $150 million in financing. She was promoted from Senior Housing Finance Consultant in 2022.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Deanna developed low-income housing as Senior Project Manager for A Community of Friends where she managed the development of permanent supportive housing projects serving special-needs populations utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt bonds, and various federal and local financing programs for four years. Deanna holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Finance from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA. She has completed the LISC Advanced Housing Development Training Institute and is certified as a LEED Green Associate.