Genise Choy joined the California Housing Partnership in December 2020. As a Housing Finance Consultant, she provides financial consulting, technical assistance and training to our nonprofit and government partners. She has experience with both acquisition/rehab and new construction projects, utilizing Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt bond financing, Rental Assistance Demonstration First and Second Components, the Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program, various state funding sources and green incentives, as well as project-based Section 8 and HUD-VASH vouchers.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Genise was a project manager at Chinatown Community Development Center in San Francisco for four years, where she contributed to the development of over 600 units for families, veterans, and formerly homeless individuals. In addition, she produced the white paper that presently guides the City of Oakland’s approach to creating and preserving artist housing and workspaces. She also worked with Barbara Sokoloff Associates, a community development consulting firm in Providence, RI, for two years, helping develop affordable housing and community spaces throughout southern New England. Genise holds a Master of City Planning and Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Real Estate from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in Art from Swarthmore College.