Laura Kobler joined the California Housing Partnership in 2003. As Senior Director, Financial Consulting – Tax Credit and Bond Programs, she provides financial technical assistance and training to our nonprofit and government agency partners throughout Northern California, and mentors local financial consultants. She was promoted from Sacramento Region Director in 2022. With more than 25 years of experience, Laura brings particular expertise in the development of mutual and rental housing and the regulations governing the competition for Low Income Housing Tax Credits. She serves on the board of the California Coalition for Rural Housing and was the past chair of the Sacramento Reinvestment Committee.
Prior to joining the Partnership, Laura served as the Director of Housing Development for Sacramento Mutual Housing Association (SMHA) (renamed, Mutual Housing), where she oversaw the organization’s development of new rental housing and acquisition and rehabilitation of existing properties. Prior to joining SMHA, Laura was Housing Program Manager and Project Manager at Rural California Housing Corporation (now part of Mercy Housing), where she was responsible for the development of 27 multi- and single-family affordable housing developments. Laura received a Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University, Sacramento. A graduate of the LISC Housing Development Training Institute, Laura also served as HDTI’s lead trainer for over 12 years until 2021.