“Revitalizing communities to bring equity, opportunity, and hope for families, residents, and businesses is the essence of local government. Being a collaborative facilitator and problem solver to achieve the community results inspires who I am and what I am about.”
Lead the effort to secure, design, and implement the San Bernardino County (County) and the Continuum of Care grants which included California Emergency Housing Solutions, Homeless Emergency Aid Program, Housing Assistance Program, Project RoomKey, Emergency Rental Assistance Program, Permanent Local Housing Assistance Program, and the State CV Emergency Solution Grants.
Implemented the Federal Housing and Urban Development entitlement grants including Community Development Block Grant, HOME, and Emergency Solutions Grant on behalf of the County and all consortium participants. This included the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act and American Rescue Plan Act special allocations.
Lead effort to revitalize the Bloomington Community, in the unincorporated area of San Bernardino County. Included creation of the Bloomington Corridor Specific Plan and Program Environmental Impact Report.
Utilized State and Federal Resources to develop 300 affordable housing units, incorporating 19 Mental Health Service Act eligible residents and Inland Empire Health Plan homeless clients that were high health cost utilizers. The Bloomington effort included the creation of a new Bloomington Branch Library and the relocation Ayala Park and Community Center.
Lead effort to finance over 1,000 affordable housing units located in the cities of 29 Palms, Loma Linda, Redlands, San Bernardino, Yucaipa, Fontana, Adelanto, Barstow, Victorville, and County unincorporated communities.
Facilitated the financing of the County’s first permanent supportive housing developments for the chronic homeless in the cities of San Bernardino, Victorville, Redlands, Fontana, and Bloomington.
Facilitated the Redevelopment Dissolution Act in conjunction with the County Auditor Controllers. This included appointment and training of successor agency board members, creating the Countywide Successor Agency Board, and dissolving San Bernardino County’s former redevelopment project areas.
Created affordable housing investment strategies.