SAMANTHA WU ROSE

Analyst

What I love About Work

“I am passionate about building thriving communities through engagement and strategic planning that improves accessibility to stable housing, supportive services, and economic opportunities for all community members. Through my work, I hope to provide resources and solutions that promote equity and empower communities to determine their own futures."

RECENT ENGAGEMENTS

Conducted annual desk monitoring of affordable properties in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties including analyzing affordable rents, reviewing income certification materials, and making recommendations to property managers to ensure that affordable properties are in compliance with state and federal requirements.  

Provided assistance to the owners and residents of a closing mobile home park in Carson to ensure that residents are able to relocate to suitable and affordable housing.  

Analyzed the fiscal impact of a mixed-use development in Commerce, and multi-family projects in Placentia and Dana Point to assess additional revenues that would be collected by the City over a thirty-year period as well as additional full time employment generated by the projects using the IMPLAN model. 

Prepared Housing Successor Annual Reports which detail Housing Successors’ compliance with various housing asset and expenditure requirements outlined in the Health and Safety Code (“HSC”) Section 34176.1(f). 

Reviewed submitted applications to an affordable housing NOFA issued by Santa Rosa in order to score the applications based on criteria outlined in the NOFA as well as research on comparable Tax Credit and other funding program award data and presented funding recommendations to an Ad Hoc Committee. 

Conducted housing market research in Chula Vista in order to compare and evaluate three separate middle income housing proposals being considered by the City and provide the City with an analysis of the assumptions in the proformas. 

Support ongoing efforts to help with the dissolution of the March Joint Powers Authority, including the disbursement of the Authority’s financial assets and liabilities, reassignment of municipal services within the JPA, and preparing presentations and recommendations to be reviewed by the Technical Advisory Committee. 

Provide analysis and project assistance in negotiations of the Willowbrook Joint Development Project between LA County, Charles Drew University, and Compton Unified School District, including corresponding with project partners, drafting agendas, reviewing developer materials, and analyzing finance reports.