Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The California Housing Partnership Welcomes New Policy & Finance Team Members

The production and preservation of more affordable homes is critical during the pandemic for low-income California renters facing the risk of displacement, homelessness or housing instability. Here at the Partnership, our work continues unabated and we are growing the team to meet the needs of our affordable housing partners. Please join me in welcoming our newest hires! 

Our housing finance team is also accepting applications for one open position.

Michelle Espinosa Coulter joined the California Housing Partnership in June 2020. As Senior Housing Finance Consultant, she provides financial technical assistance and training to our nonprofit and government partners. Michelle has over 20 years of professional experience including nearly 10 years with Meta Housing where she served in project management, business development, and as director of artist housing. She also worked as a project manager with A Community of Friends developing supportive housing, at Livable Places developing affordable homeownership opportunities, at the Low Income Investment Fund as a compliance officer, and at the Federal Reserve as a bank examiner. Michelle has contributed to the development of more than 1,800 units of affordable housing with total financing exceeding $800 million and has direct experience with a wide range of affordable housing finance tools including Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, tax-exempt bond financing, and a variety of public funding programs administered at the local, state, and federal levels. Michelle can be reached at  

William Wilcox joined the California Housing Partnership in June 2020. As Housing Finance Analyst, he provides financial technical assistance and support to the Partnership's housing finance team. Prior to joining the Partnership, William worked as a graduate fellow researching tax-exempt bonds for affordable housing with the San Francisco Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development (MOHCD). He also worked as a graduate student researcher at the UC Berkeley Terner Center for Housing Innovation where he researched statewide rent control policies and shared equity homeownership programs. William can be reached at

Rachael Diaz joined the California Housing Partnership in July 2020. As Sustainable Housing Program Associate, she assists in outreach and implementation of sustainable housing programs to increase access to clean energy resources for low-income communities.  Prior to joining the Partnership, Rachael worked as a program coordinator at the Center for Sustainable Energy where she assisted in the development and implementation of the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program. Rachael  can be reached at

Please join us in welcoming these talented people to our organization. 


Matt Schwartz
President & CEO

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 more than $20 billion in private and public financing to preserve and create more than 75,000 affordable homes.

View the rest of the team on our website: Staff and Board