Housing Trust Fund Ventura County hosts its Annual Meeting on January 18, 2023
Nonprofit welcomes two recognized experts on affordable housing
Housing Trust Fund Ventura County invites anyone interested in learning about affordable housing impacts and solutions to its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. via Zoom. Register free at www.housingtrustfundvc.org/2023annualmeeting. Recognizing, “Lives Connected Through One Common Need,” the nonprofit is hosting two recognized experts on affordability of homes in California – Richard Green, Ph.D. Director and Lusk Chair in Real Estate at the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and Alan Greenlee, Executive Director of the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing.
Dr. Green will be showcasing the “2022 Multifamily Real Estate Forecast,” and Mr. Greenlee will be discussing the newly passed “Homelessness and Housing Solutions Tax” on transfers of residential and commercial real property valued in excess of $5 million within the city of Los Angeles.
Richard Green, Ph.D., is Professor in the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Marshall School of Business. He has served as Senior Advisor for Housing Finance at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and is a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute. Dr. Green has also been a principal economist and director of financial strategy and policy analysis at Freddie Mac. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his A.B. in economics from Harvard University. Dr. Green’s research addresses housing markets, housing policy, tax policy, transportation, mortgage finance and urban growth. His work is published in a number of journals including the American Economic Review and Journal of Housing Economics. His book with Stephen Malpezzi, “A Primer on U.S. Housing Markets and Housing Policy,” is used at universities throughout the country, and he recently published a book, “Introduction to Mortgages and Mortgage Backed Securities.” His work has been cited in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the Economist, among other outlets. Dr. Green has testified before the US Senate and House Committees, as well as California Assembly Committees, and consults for the World Bank.
Alan Greenlee is the Executive Director of the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH). Over his 25-year professional career, Greenlee has demonstrated a commitment to helping low-income families join the economic mainstream by supporting beneficial public policy at the local, regional, state, and federal levels. Greenlee has designed, implemented, and managed programs operating from coast to coast, impacting hundreds of thousands of low-income and underserved families. As an entrepreneur, he developed market-making products and services for the solar industry. Drawing from the full range of his experience allows Greenlee to innovate in the fight against poverty tempered by the practicalities of the real world. The combination yields efficient, effective, and scalable solutions.
"The topic of housing affordability continues to dominate the real estate landscape in California,” said Linda Braunschweiger, CEO of Housing Trust Fund Ventura County. “We are honored that Dr. Green and Mr. Greenlee will be sharing their years of experience, teachings, and research during our annual meeting.”
Braunschweiger honored with the Rodney Fernandez Founder's Award for Excellence in Visionary Leadership
In October the Ventura County Community Development Corporation held a very special celebration to honor four important leaders who inspire VCCDC's work and four award winners who are making significant contributions in our community.
Housing Trust Fund Ventura County's CEO Linda Braunschweiger received the Rodney Fernandez Founder's Award for Excellence in Visionary Leadership. The award honors Rodney Fernandez who championed the cause for affordable workforce housing in Ventura County for over 50 years and founded VCCDC in 2001. Braunschweiger is noted for her deep understanding of affordable housing and community development coming from her successful career that includes having served as the Community Investment Officer with Affinity Bank, first Executive Director of the CA Housing Consortium, and the Director of Legislative Affairs with CA Housing Finance Agency. As noted on VCCDC's website, "In her role at Housing Trust Fund, Linda parlays the benefits of a nonprofit with the spirit of entrepreneurship to leverage public, private, and charitable funding in order to provide loans to developers building affordable housing." Read her full recognition here.
Alongside Linda that evening were three other award winners, John Gamboa, Chair of California Community Builders taking home the Lynn L. Jacobs Award for Excellence in Lifetime Achievement; Oxnard Police Department Commander Luis McArthur taking home the Ernest Baskette, Jr. Award for Excellence in Community Support; and Michael McGuire Excellence in Community Partnership award winners County of Ventura, Executive Office, Community Development Division.