New Executive Director Introductory Statement:
“I am very excited to lead NHSSV into the future! Despite the incredible challenges facing our industry and general economy, I believe NHSSV is uniquely positioned to address the housing needs of Silicon Valley’s workforce. Through our responsible lending, sales, and counseling programs, we are a significant stabilizing force to help families keep their homes, create new homebuyers, and improve neighborhoods. NHSSV has the capacity and energy to rise to the challenges of our time. I look forward to working with our many partners to create sustainable positive change for our community.”
Mr. Huerta was appointed Executive Director of NHSSV in July, 2011. He leads a team of 20 professionals providing Home Ownership and Foreclosure Prevention Counseling, Lending, Realty Services, and Community Building and Organizing efforts to support low and moderate income earners in Silicon Valley. Mr. Huerta oversees a $2.2MM annual operating budget and assets totaling over $13MM.
Mr. Huerta has over 10 years of experience in the Housing and Community Development industry. Prior to joining NHSSV, Mr. Huerta was the Director of Development at South County Housing in Gilroy. He directed staff and a pipeline of over 1200 units of affordable multifamily and single family developments valued at over $360 Million. As a Project Manager for South County Housing (2005-2009), Matt spearheaded some of the agency’s most challenging developments including the rebuild of a 63-unit apartment complex and community center for very low income families in the farmworker community of Pajaro. The project, Nuevo Amanecer (New Dawn), was a 2009 finalist for the prestigious Terner Prize for affordable housing. Mr. Huerta was promoted to Senior Project Manager in 2007 and managed a team of project managers while directly overseeing several projects including the redevelopment of the Pleasant Acres Mobile Home Park in Santa Cruz County.
Prior to joining South County Housing, Mr. Huerta worked as Project Manager for Community Housing Opportunities Corp. (CHOC) in Davis, CA. His accomplishments include closing permanent financing for a 56-unit rehabilitation project in Fairfield, re-designing and implementing CHOC’s CalHome Mobile Home Repair and Replacement program in Woodland, and managing construction loans and permanent financing for new senior and family housing in Davis and Sacramento. Prior to working as a project manager, Mr. Huerta was an Associate at Applied Development Economics in Sacramento where he provided assistance to several small cities throughout California to enable them to access and administer California’s State Small Cities CDBG funding. Mr. Huerta received a BS in Community and Regional Development from UC Davis in 2001 where he was elected President of the Associated Student body representing over 20,000 students. He serves on the Board of the California Coalition for Rural Housing and has served as a Planning Commissioner for the City of Salinas since 2006.
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