The California Housing Partnership Welcomes New Housing Finance Team Members and Summer Fellows
California has been facing an increased need for housing finance technical assistance to enable the volume and scale of new construction and preservation work that will address the state's mounting housing affordability challenges. In recognition, the Partnership is excited to welcome several new members to our Housing Finance Team, a group of dedicated affordable housing professionals who advise and help expand the capacity of mission-driven affordable housing providers throughout the state to carry out these efforts. Please welcome our newest colleagues.
Adrienne Gemheart
Housing Finance Consultant
Sacramento Office
Edward Horne
Housing Finance Analyst
San Francisco Office
Meagan Tokunaga
Housing Finance Analyst
Sacramento Office
The next generation has big shoes to fill as Greg Chin, our Director of Consulting Supervision, Northern California -- formerly our longtime Central Valley Director -- retires in a few weeks. Greg has been with the Partnership for over 12 years and has provided mentorship to many of our new housing finance consultants and analysts over the course of his tenure. We thank him for his longstanding contributions to the organization and wish him the best in his future endeavors!

"It's been such a privilege to work with my amazing colleagues at the Partnership and with our partners at nonprofit and governmental affordable housing developers. It's been great to work with incredibly smart, hard-working, dedicated people committed to solving one of the most difficult problems facing our communities."
--Greg Chin

Summer Fellows

Over the summer, the Partnership also welcomed two fellows to our Research and Sustainable Housing Teams, who have been contributing greatly to our policy research work.
Jessica Martin
Summer Policy & Research Fellow

Jessica is conducting research and data analysis geared towards improving state policies to increase the production and preservation of affordable and sustainable homes for Californians with low incomes. She assists with the quantification of housing need during COVID-19, policy and program analysis, database building and maintenance, and GIS mapping, and will continue this work into the fall.
Meena Venkatraman
Sustainable Housing Fellow

Meena is researching utility allowance models to identify gaps and make recommendations critical to achieving sustainable, affordable housing that promotes decarbonizing resident end uses in homes. Meena will continue this work into the fall and take on additional projects including researching cold-water bypass issues, Title 24 updates and their implications for affordable housing providers, and Net Energy Metering.  
About the California Housing Partnership
The California Housing Partnership creates and preserves affordable and sustainable homes for Californians with low incomes by providing expert financial and policy solutions to nonprofit and public partners. Since 1988, the Partnership's on-the-ground technical assistance, applied research, and legislative leadership has leveraged $25 billion in private and public financing to preserve and create more than 75,000 affordable homes. |

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