(January 13, 2021) – San Antonio City Council voted to approve the appointment of six individuals to fill the open seats on the four boards of the newly realigned San Antonio Housing Trust entities.
The board realignment approved by City Council last year required that three of the community board seats be filled by candidates with prior experience in housing advocacy, nonprofit fundraising, policymaking, community engagement, or by individuals currently living in an affordable housing unit. The other three community board seats required candidates to have experience in real estate, financial underwriting, property development, housing finance, capital markets, lending, construction, property management, or other relevant housing industry experience.
The new community board members include:
- Antoinette Brumfield, Area Sales Manager/Planet Home Lending
- Eric Cooper, President & CEO/San Antonio Food Bank
- Jane Paccione, Managing Director of Collective Impact, SALSA/SA Area Foundation
- Jordan Ghawi, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council
- Marinella Murillo, Retired U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development/VP, SA AFL-CIO Labor Council
- Rachell Hathaway, Retired, Bank of America/ Program Manager at Kronkosky Charitable Foudation
The six community board members will join five city council members previously appointed by Mayor Ron Nirenberg and approved by the full City Council along with one city staff advisory member to be named by the City Manager.
“We had so many outstanding candidates step forward to express a desire to help guide our affordable housing policies and charitable investments now and into the future,” said SAHT Executive Director Pete Alanis. “There is much work to be done. I’m looking forward to working with our new board and keeping SAHT’s momentum moving in a positive direction.”
About the San Antonio Housing Trust and Foundation
The San Antonio Housing Trust provides opportunities to support affordable housing projects, programs, and initiatives in the form of loans, grants, and partnerships. Its goal is to align strategic housing investments with equitable values of economic inclusion, racial and ethnic diversity, and focus on underserved and vulnerable populations. The Trust is a fund established with a $10 million corpus by the City of San Antonio governed by a Board of Trustees appointed by the San Antonio City Council. The day-to-day administration of the Housing Trust Fund and its affiliated entities is performed by the San Antonio Housing Trust Foundation, Inc. initially formed in 1991, as a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, under contract with the City of San Antonio.