Meet NCCLF intern Martha Rivera

In Summer 2016 NCCLF welcomed intern Martha Rivera to the team.  From June 2016-May 2017 Martha is participating in California Coalition for Rural Housing’s Rural West Internship Program for Diversity in Nonprofit Housing and Community Development.  The program is a one-year paid internship program for university students and is designed to increase the diversity of staff in the affordable housing and community development field. Since the program’s inception, more than half of participating students have pursued careers in the community development field after completing the program.

Q&A with Esperanza Pallana, the New Member of NCCLF’s Strategic Initiatives Team

Our Strategic Initiatives team supports NCCLF in developing and supporting community development initiatives that increase our impact and support the low-income communities we serve.  In August 2016 we welcomed Esperanza Pallana, who supports our efforts in increasing access to healthy foods throughout California.  Esperanza comes to NCCLF with over 15 years in food systems, environmental health, and public health advocacy work.  Learn about a more about Esperanza below.

NCCLF Staff Members to Speak at OFN Conference

NCCLF is an active member of the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), the national network of community development financial institutions (CDFIs) investing in opportunities that benefit low-income, low-wealth, and other disadvantaged communities across America.  Based in Philadelphia and active throughout the country, OFN represents the interests of 200 of the most effective and mission-centered CDFIs in…

NCCLF Announces New Deputy Director of Real Estate Consulting and Director of Consulting Services

The Northern California Community Loan Fund is proud to announce that Andrea Papanastassiou has accepted the position of Deputy Director of Real Estate Consulting.  Previously, Andrea was the Director of Real Estate Development for Eden Housing in Hayward, one of the Bay Area’s most effective and successful affordable housing organizations. Before joining Eden Housing, Andrea…

Staff Transition

It is with mixed feelings we announce that our Director of Real Estate Consulting Joshua Simon is leaving NCCLF to become Executive Director of the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation. His last day at NCCLF will be March 22. This is a wonderful opportunity for Joshua to take a leadership role in the development…