Sara Erickson holds a key position

– This month, People’s Self-Help Housing appointed a new Director of Multifamily Housing Development (MHD), Sara Erickson. Erickson brings over 20 years of experience in real estate development, finance and community development. As Director of MHD, she will oversee the non-profit’s affordable housing development team which is responsible for the affordable multi-family housing pipeline through all phases of development, from acquisition to permanent operations.

Erickson began his career as an asset manager in private equity commercial real estate investment at Somera Capital Partners, then worked as a project developer at Sansome Pacific Properties. She then moved into affordable housing development in 2015, working for several affordable housing developers including Christian Church Homes, Resources for Community Development and Charities Housing.

“We are extremely happy and fortunate to welcome Sara to the team,” says Veronica Garcia, PSHH’s Property Development Manager, “PSHH is committed to promoting investment and opportunity on the Central Coast as a developer/partner Erickson’s family ties to Santa Barbara County and personal experiences with housing insecurity will amplify our efforts to deepen community ties while providing enriched housing services throughout the Central Coast.

Erickson has a long career in housing advocacy, with extended involvement in organizations such as: Housing California, Non-Profit Housing Association, Corporation for Supportive Housing, NeighborWorks America, East Bay Housing Organization, SPUR (Planning & Urban Research) , Urban Land Institute, Build it Green, Destination Home and [email protected]

Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Erickson says she is especially excited to return to her hometown to roll up her sleeves and work to meet the housing needs of the Central Coast. She has a heart for service and a long history of volunteerism, board involvement and community involvement with organizations throughout California including: Santa Barbara Public Library, Neighborhood Clinics of Santa Barbara, Isla Vista Elementary School, United States Green Building Council, Commercial Women of Real Estate, Habitat for Humanity – East Bay, and much more.

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