Housing Development Center is pleased to announce the hire of Andrea K. Sanchez as director of project finance. Andrea will lead HDC’s work assembling and structuring financing for the development of affordable housing and community facilities serving low-income people. A member of HDC’s management team, Andrea will supervise a staff of five and provide direct services to HDC development clients, working closely with HDC’s construction management and asset management teams to provide property solutions that meet the long-term needs of HDC clients, their partners and the people they serve.
More about Andrea. Andrea has more than 15 years of experience in public and private real estate development. Prior to joining HDC in February 2017, she served as director of housing for Human Solutions, a nonprofit that provides affordable housing and services to low-income residents of East Multnomah County. For Human Solutions Andrea oversaw housing development, asset management and service delivery to residents of the organization’s 700-plus-unit housing portfolio. Andrea’s public-sector experience includes positions with the Housing Authority of Clackamas County, where she led implementation of a 10-year portfolio redevelopment and repositioning strategy, and with the City of Portland, where she administered the permanent supportive housing component of the city’s 10-year plan to end homelessness. Andrea began her career in the San Francisco Bay Area working on urban renewal initiatives for a private real estate advisory firm. Andrea holds a Master of City and Regional Planning and a Master of Public Health from University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts from Marquette University.