Meg McGraw-Scherer

Meg McGraw-Scherer staff bio

Meg McGraw-Scherer joined the California Housing Partnership in 2000 and has more than 20 years of experience in affordable housing finance and development. As Peninsula Director, she provides financial consulting and technical assistance to our nonprofit and public agency partners in Northern California, and mentors local financial consultants. Meg has expertise in structuring financing packages for projects utilizing Low Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt bonds, as well as multiple public funding programs administered at the local, state, and federal level. She has helped her nonprofit clients finance new construction and acquisition/rehabilitation projects serving families, seniors, and special needs populations.

Prior to joining the California Housing Partnership, Meg worked for two years in the Los Angeles office of the National Equity Fund, a nonprofit tax-credit syndication organization that provides millions of dollars in tax-credit equity to projects throughout the country. There she worked as an underwriter on Low Income Housing Tax Credit projects sited in Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to the National Equity Fund, Meg spent over three years at the King County Housing Authority in Seattle as an intern, Housing Programs Coordinator, and Housing Developer in the Housing Authority’s Planning and Development Departments where she worked on the development of projects using Low Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt bonds, and various federal and local financing programs.

Meg received a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington in Seattle and a bachelor’s degree from Boston College. She serves as a board member of the Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County and Housing Trust Silicon Valley. She was previously a board member of the California Reinvestment Coalition from 2002-2007 and a member of the City of Menlo Park’s Housing Commission from 2016-2020.