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Alum William Huang Appointed Board Member of the California Housing Consortium

SCI-Arc alum William Huang (B. Arch '84) was recently appointed as member of the Board of Governors for the California Housing Consortium (CHC) and as board member of the Foothill Workforce Investment Board.

Huang is director of housing for the City of Pasadena, where he oversees the City's affordable housing development, inclusionary housing, first time home-buyer, Section 8, CDBG and homeless programs. The Pasadena Housing Department's budget is approximately $31 million annually.

Previously, Huang was acting executive director & housing director of the Community Development Commission of the County of Los Angeles, where he was responsible for the County's affordable housing & homeless programs, redevelopment, housing authority and community development activities. The Commission's budget was approximately $440 million annually.

Huang's background includes real estate consulting, lending, and historic tax credit syndication work for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For ten years he designed and developed hundreds of units of affordable housing as deputy director of the Los Angeles Community Design Center (now Abode Communities). He has been involved with the start up of several successful nonprofit development corporations.

A licensed architect, Huang is a long time affordable housing trainer for both NeighborWorks America and the Local Initiative Support Corporation. He is the recipient of a number of local, state and national awards. He earned his master's degree in architecture from Harvard's Graduate School of Design and his bachelor degree from SCI-Arc.