As Grants & Communications Manager, Siera oversees the Partnership’s cross-platform marketing, design and outreach efforts. She also leads the Partnership’s fundraising efforts and is a key resource for our foundation partners. Siera joined the California Housing Partnership in 2021 as a Housing Finance Specialist. For more than two years, she provided financial technical assistance and support to the Partnership’s Housing Finance team to guide affordable housing developments in obtaining funding from an array of federal, state and local competitive programs (LIHTC, tax-exempt bonds, HUD, HCD, and others).
Prior to joining the Partnership, Siera worked as a Lending Program Officer at LISC, where she originated and managed predevelopment and acquisition loans for affordable housing and community development projects across San Diego County and developed the organization’s first-ever down payment assistance program. Before venturing into the affordable housing and community development realm, Siera spent most of her career in commercial real estate finance specializing in hospitality. A proud native Ithacan, Siera earned her B.S. in Hotel Administration from her hometown alma mater, Cornell University. She also holds an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and is currently pursuing an M.L.I.S. with San José State University concentrating in Archives & Preservation.