February 21, 2024

 The San Diego Housing Fee has a brand new president and CEO Wednesday, following approval of Lisa Jones by the Housing Authority to go the 390-employee company with a funds of $595 million.

Jones was beforehand serving because the SDHC’s government vice chairman of strategic initiatives earlier than the San Diego Metropolis Council, performing because the Housing Authority, promoted her late Tuesday. She is the housing fee’s sixth chief in its practically 45-year historical past.

“The best threats to the well-being and success of our group are the housing affordability and homelessness crises that proceed to plague us,” Metropolis Council President Sean Elo-Rivera stated. “In different phrases, San Diego can’t succeed with out the success of the San Diego Housing Fee. Doing so would require compassion, expertise, savvy and experience.

“Having labored with Lisa Jones over the previous couple of years, I’ve witnessed her display these attributes and accomplish that whereas at all times prioritizing the individuals who most want our consideration,” Elo-Rivera stated. “Together with her steering, we’re taking lively steps towards guaranteeing everybody in San Diego can have a house they will afford.”

Elo-Rivera appointed the Advert Hoc Working Group for the Recruitment of the San Diego Housing Fee president and chief government officer, which led the recruitment course of.

“We’d like a pacesetter who expands entry to inexpensive housing, leverages exterior assets to assist individuals get off the streets, reverses historic actions which have segregated communities, and invests within the hard-working employees on the Housing Fee,” stated Metropolis Council President Professional Tem Joe LaCava, the chair of the Advert Hoc Working Group. “That chief is Lisa Jones.”

Earlier than becoming a member of the SDHC in 2017, Jones labored for seven years for the Housing Authority of the county of San Bernardino. She concurrently served as government director of information and schooling for Your Success, a nonprofit affiliate of the Housing Authority of that county.

“I’m honored and deeply humbled to be entrusted with the management of the San Diego Housing Fee at this pivotal time,” Jones stated. “As housing prices enhance and assets proceed to be restricted, it would take progressive approaches and partnerships to make the progress that San Diegans want.

“Partaking with the group is certainly one of my core values. I wish to attain out to our group stakeholders, our group members and folks throughout our metropolis who don’t know we’re there for them to higher attain and serve people who want us essentially the most,” she added. “I sit up for working with our Metropolis Council, Mayor Todd Gloria, our Board of Commissioners, our group companions and our excellent employees to develop extra numerous, person-centered options to serve households dealing with housing instability or homelessness.”

Jones holds a grasp’s diploma in enterprise administration from the Institute of Management and Administration with the College of West Anglia, England. She is also an alumna of the Affect Heart’s Ladies’s Govt Management Program.

–Metropolis Information Service