SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco is pleased to announce the appointment of Nikki Beasley and Erin Rank to its Affordable Housing Advisory Board (Advisory Board) and the re-appointment of five current individuals to give members to new three-year terms.
The Advisory Board provides the bank with expert advice on affordable housing and economic development issues, as well as advice on FHLBank San Francisco’s community grant and loan programs.
New AHAC members are:
Nikki A Beasley
Executive Director, Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services, Richmond, California
Nikki A. Beasley is the executive director of Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc (RNHS). She joined the organization in 2016 after retiring from a 25-year career in the banking and financial services sector. Although new to housing, she had a strong affinity for community and service. Because of her leadership, the RNHS has doubled its property management rental portfolio for low- to middle-income families through the acquisition of several families; founded the organization’s initiative to change the narrative of home ownership; launched the Lender Ready program in 2017 and has helped over 200 new first-time home buyers secure their property; founded the RNHS Money Matters Series, which the organization hosts monthly; and became a small site developer in 2018. RNHS has also become an integral part of the housing discussion across the Bay Area and region, advocating for tenant and landlord rights, consumer affairs, fair housing and working with communities to address zoning and creating equitable programs for its residents. Nikki serves on the board of directors of the California Reinvestment Coalition and on several working groups including Black Cultural Zone, Black Developers Forum and Oakland Preservation Collaborative.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Erin Rank is President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA). Under her leadership for more than two decades, Habitat LA has partnered with thousands of volunteers to help build new affordable homes each year. Habitat LA also helps people with critical home repairs, and recently Habitat LA helped families rebuild after the California wildfires. Rank has led to the organization being named the top nonprofit home builder in Los Angeles for four years in a row, as listed by the Los Angeles Business Journal. She has held several leadership positions for Habitat for Humanity International, served as Board Chair of Housing California, and is a licensed REALTOR and mortgage originator. Erin has been recognized as one of the “Top 100 Irish Americans” by Irish American Magazine and “Alumni of the Year” by Pepperdine University. Erin has built homes in countries around the world and this year she is celebrating her personal 1,000. House that was completed in Los Angeles County.
The members of the Advisory Board reappointed for a new term of three years are:
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Residential Communities, Los Angeles, California
Diana Yazzie Devine
President and Chief Executive Officer, Native American Connections, Phoenix, Arizona
Hilary Lopez, Ph.D.
Senior Associate, Praxis Consulting Group, Reno, Nevada
Director of Community Development, Little Tokyo Service Center, Los Angeles, California
Chief Executive Officer, Fresno Housing Authority, Fresno, California
Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco
The Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco provides low-cost financing and other services that help member financial institutions mortgage homes to people of all income levels and provide loans that support neighborhoods and communities. The bank also funds community programs that help members create affordable housing and promote community economic development. Headquartered in Arizona, California and Nevada, the bank’s members include commercial banks, credit unions, commercial credit unions, savings institutions, insurance companies and community development financial institutions.
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