May 10, 2016
CHPC Hires Research Director, Expands Policy Team, Bids Farewell to Pappas

The California Housing Partnership Corporation (CHPC) is excited to announce that we have hired Stacey Murphy as our new Research Director to join Policy Analyst Danielle Mazzella in expanding our ability to support our allies in Sacramento and around the state with high quality analysis of affordable housing needs and solutions. Thanks to a grant from the California Water Foundation, we are also hiring Collin Tateishi as Policy Analyst to support a new initiative to increase water efficiency and affordability for owners of affordable rental housing in California.  Please read below for more information on these new hires.
On a sadder note, we are bidding farewell and congratulations to James Pappas, who is leaving to work on housing policy for the San Francisco Planning Department beginning in June.  

Research Director, San Francisco
Stacey has more than 18 years experience working to find solutions for homelessness and the rising costs of housing in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. She has worked as a project manager, policy analyst and director of housing programs. Most recently, Stacey served as Director of Strategic Initiatives at Abode Services where she managed the development of California's most advanced experiment to date with Pay For Success (Social Impact Bonds). 
Stacey will help CHPC expand our work producing high quality, practical reports regarding housing needs and the benefits of increased investment in affordable housing to health and education as well as carbon emission reduction goals. Stacey holds a PhD and Master's Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.  Stacey will start work at CHPC on May 26th after which she can be reached at or 415-433-6804 x 320.  

Housing Policy Analyst, San Francisco
Danielle joined CHPC's research team in January after spending the prior year as a Research Data Analyst with the NonProfit Housing Association of Northern California.  In her first four months at CHPC, Danielle has already assisted in completing several major projects including a template for a new housing report for the Los Angeles County CEO's office, a new statewide housing needs report, and nine county reports soon to be published here.  Looking forward, Danielle will use her GIS and data analysis skills to assist CHPC in improving our database and mapping capabilities.  Danielle is currently working part time but will expand to full time in August after she receives her Master's degree in Geography from San Francisco State University.  Danielle can be reached at or 415-433-6804 x 322.  

Sustainable Housing Policy Analyst, Los Angeles
Collin will support CHPC's efforts to increase access by nonprofit affordable housing owners and the low-income tenants they serve to water efficiency and conservation programs.  Collin will also support CHPC's energy efficiency and renewable energy work. Collin is currently the Sustainability Associate & Community Planner for Little Tokyo Service Center CDC (LTSC). Prior to this role, Collin was an assistant project manager for two of LTSC's LEED-certified affordable housing communities. Colin will join CHPC immediately after graduating from UCLA with a Master's in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP).  Beginning on June 20th, Collin can be reached in CHPC's Los Angeles office at or 213-892-8775.  

Please join us in welcoming these three new talented team members to our organization. 


Matt Schwartz
President & CEO

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