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For more than 40 years, the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) has supported the needs of renters and homebuyers by providing financing and programs so more low to moderate income Californians have a place to call home. Established in 1975, CalHFA was chartered as the state's affordable housing lender. The Agency's Multifamily Division finances affordable rental housing through partnerships with jurisdictions, developers and more, while its Single Family Division provides first mortgage loans and down payment assistance to first-time homebuyers. CalHFA is a completely self-supporting state agency, and its bonds are repaid by revenues generated through mortgage loans, not taxpayer dollars.

As circumstances from COVID-19 continue to evolve, CalHFA’s priority is ensuring the health and safety of our employees, customers, and business partners while continuing to fulfill our mission of helping Californians find a place to call home. For more information on how CalHFA is responding to COVID-19, please visit our dedicated COVID-19 information page.

Meet Us

Donald Cavier

Donald Cavier

Acting Executive Director since February 2021. B.A. University of California, Davis. Previously: Chief Deputy Director, CalHFA (2015-2021); Director of Finance at the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) (2007-2015); Finance Manager, SHRA (1998-2007); Senior Internal Auditor, First Union Bank-TMS (1995-1998); Inventory Control Auditor, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. (1994-1995); Underwriter, American Portfolio Services, Inc. (1993-1994). He earned the Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Financial Services Auditor designations in 1998, and he became a licensed real estate broker in 2006. Councils: Appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to the California Homeless Coordinating and Finance Council in 2017; Fannie Mae Rural Duty to Serve Advisory Council since 2018.

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Francesc R. Martí

Francesc R. Martí

Director of Legislation and Policy since November 2018. M.P.A, New York University. Previously: Assistant Commissioner for Government Affairs, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (2016-2018); Finance Director, New York State Senate (2013-2016); Supervising Analyst, New York City Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (2008-2013).

Lori Hamahashi

Lori Hamahashi

Comptroller since April 2014. B.S., California State University, Sacramento. Previously: Acting Comptroller, CalHFA (2013); Deputy Comptroller, CalHFA (2009-2013); Accounting Administrator II, CalHFA (2006-2009); Accounting Administrator I (Supervisor), CalHFA (2002-2006); various accounting positions for CalHFA.

Timothy Hsu

Timothy Hsu

Director of Homeownership since February 2018. B.A. Wesleyan University. Previously: Director of Financing, CalHFA (2012-2018); Financing Risk Manager, CalHFA (2005-2012); Vice President at a major Wall Street investment bank (2003-2004); Financing Officer, CalHFA (2002); Senior Consultant at a leading quantitative consultancy (1995-2001). He earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2007, and he earned the Financial Risk Manager designation in 2008.

Kate Ferguson

Kate Ferguson

Director of Multifamily Programs since May 2019. M.B.A. Thunderbird School of Global Management. Previously: Credit Administration and Underwriting Manager for Commercial Real Estate-Affordable Housing, BBVA Compass Bank (2016-2018); Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for Commercial Real Estate-Community Lending Division, U.S. Bank (2010-2014); Vice President and Portfolio Risk Manager for Commercial Real Estate – Colorado Market, U.S. Bank (2008-2010); Vice President and Credit Department Manager, Colorado Business Bank (2006-2008); Director of Portfolio Risk Management, Mercy Housing (2004-2006); Director of Underwriting, Mercy Housing (2003-2004); Vice President-Community Development Division, Bank of America (1994-1999); Vice President-Special Assets Division, Bank of America (1992-1994); Assistant Vice President-Commercial Real Estate, Bank of America (1989-1992); Senior Account Officer-Commercial Real Estate, Scotia Bank (1987-1989).

Claire Tauriainen

Claire Tauriainen

General Counsel since July 2018. J.D. University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Previously: Assistant General Counsel (2017-2018); Attorney III, CalHFA (2007-2017); Associate Attorney, Stockdale Law Firm (2006 to 2007); Associate Broker, Realty World-Point Richmond (2002 to 2005); Attorney in Civil Litigation, McNamara, Dodge, Ney, Beatty, Slattery, Borges and Ambacher LLP (2002 to 2003).

Ashish Kumar

Ashish Kumar

Chief Information Officer since May 2019. B.S., Information Systems Security, A.S. Computer Network Systems ITT Tech, Rancho Cordova, Previously: Chief Information Security Officer, CalHFA (2013 - 2019); Systems Analyst – VoIP Engineer, CalHFA (2010-2013); Support Engineer, Sundt Construction (2006 – 2010); Home Improvement and Operations Management, Sears (2003 – 2006).

Jennifer LeBoeuf

Jennifer LeBoeuf

Director of Administration since August 2017. B.A., California State University, Sacramento. Previously: Consultant (2017); Director of Human Resources and Administrative Services, Pacific Municipal Consultants (2000-2016); Office Manager, Interface Engineering (1993-2000).

Kathy Phillips

Kathy Phillips

Director of Marketing & Communications since October 2016. A.S., Computer Science. Previously: Marketing Communications Manager, CalHFA (2015-2016); Website Manager/Digital Marketing Manager, CalHFA (2002-2015); Help Desk Specialist, CalHFA (2001-2002); Technical Support Manager, iMotors.com (2000-2001), Y2K Technician (Consultant), Sutter Health (1999-2000), Support Manager, Walmart (1992-1997).

Andre Masseyf

Andre Massey

Deputy Director of Multifamily Programs since October 2019. Previously: Vice President/Assistant Director – Debt Asset Management, US Bankcorp (2009-2019); Vice President/Relationship Underwriter, Bank of America (1995-2009), Assistant Vice President/Commercial Real Estate, Wells Fargo Bank (1987-1995)

Kathy Phillips

Oksana Glushchenko

Deputy Comptroller since December 2016, B.S., Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Moscow, Russia. Previously: Accounting Administrator II, CalHFA (2010-2016); Accounting Administrator I (Supervisor), CalHFA (2007-2010); various accounting positions for CalHFA (1999-2007); Office Manager, Better Homes Realty North Valley Brokers (1996-1999)

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