Veronica Garcia will represent People’s Self-Help Housing on the board of directors for the California Coalition for Rural Housing.
Formed in 1976 following a farmworker housing conference, the California Coalition for Rural Housing is one of the oldest state low-income housing coalitions in the country.
Through advocacy, organizing, research and technical assistance, the coalition works to make the case for rural housing improvement and to strengthen the capacity of the nonprofit and public sectors to provide affordable housing and related facilities.
Members are primarily community-based nonprofit and public developers and local government officials and activists.
Ms. Garcia, who serves as the PSHH director of business development, leads teams in the production of affordable housing and neighborhood improvement projects.
Her areas of expertise include project management, consensus building, real estate development and sustainable design practices.
She represents the organization throughout Ventura, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties and develops strategic partnerships with subject matter experts and key stakeholders.
Advising on policy matters affecting housing development at the local, regional and state levels, Ms. Garcia also monitors the systems and processes within the organizational development process.