CalHFA Board Member Appointment

Maria Cabildo joins the CalHFA Board of Directors as an appointee of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon

April 26, 2022

SACRAMENTO — The California Housing Finance Agency is pleased to welcome Maria Cabildo to the CalHFA Board of Directors. Cabildo was appointed by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.

Maria Cabildo

Ms. Cabildo is the Director of Housing and Economic Opportunity at the California Community Foundation. She is responsible for the foundation's discretionary grantmaking activities, Program Related Investment (PRI) program, community engagement, and convening activities related to its housing and economic opportunity program areas.

Before joining the philanthropic sector, Cabildo was a Senior Advisor at Advancement Project California (APCA), leading their strategic initiatives, including RACE COUNTS, an innovative racial disparity policy and data platform. Prior to APCA, she was a 2019 Loeb Fellow at Harvard University. Cabildo's long career in public service includes positions in the nonprofit, private, and government sectors, including over fifteen years as the CEO of a neighborhood-based nonprofit community development corporation she co-founded. Cabildo has served as an appointee on state and local boards, including Los Angeles' City Planning Commission, LAUSD's Construction Bond Citizens' Oversight Committee, and the California Housing Partnership.

"Ms. Cabildo's vast experience in the field of affordable housing is an incredible asset to our Board," said Tiena Johnson Hall, CalHFA's Executive Director. "Her sense of empathy and commitment to equity are even more valuable as the repercussions of COVID and California’s challenging housing market have disproportionate impact on those who are least able to bear it."

Ms. Cabildo earned a bachelor's degree in Urban Studies from Columbia University, a master's degree in Urban Planning from UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, and a Certificate in Advanced Environmental Studies from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.

The position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per diem.

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The California Housing Finance Agency was created in 1975 with the goal of helping more Californians find a place to call home. CalHFA is a self-supporting state agency that doesn't rely on taxpayer dollars. For more information on CalHFA programs, and how we are creating progressive financing solutions for affordable housing in California, visit or call toll free at 877.9.CalHFA (877.922.5432).


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