Tyrone Roderick Williams to join California Housing Finance Agency Board of Directors
Fresno Housing Authority CEO brings range of housing experience to CalHFA Board
October 27, 2022
SACRAMENTO — The California Housing Finance Agency is pleased to welcome Tyrone Roderick Williams to the CalHFA Board of Directors following his appointment from Governor Gavin Newsom, filling a previously open seat.
Williams has been the Chief Executive Officer of Fresno Housing Authority since 2021 following a seven-year stint at the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency starting in 2014, where he held several positions including Deputy Executive Director and Director of Development. During that time, Williams was also Director of the Sacramento Promise Zone.
"I am honored by this appointment and thrilled to join the CalHFA Board," Williams said. "I have worked in housing for a long time, and I am excited to have a chance to share the expertise I have gained at a place like CalHFA which is known for being innovative and forward-thinking."
Williams has nearly three decades of housing experience that span the public and private sectors as well as different areas of the country. From 2009 to 2013, he was Senior Development Director for Sustainable Neighborhood Development Strategies, a green and sustainable community revitalization project in Atlanta that was designated by the Obama Administration. Williams also served as Senior Program Manager for the Atlanta Development Authority and worked in Texas as developer, builder and local government consultant. Prior to that, he established the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) office in Houston.
"Representing the Central Valley and with his wide range of experience across many sectors and states, Tyrone will make an incredible addition to CalHFA's Board of Directors at very pivotal time," said Tiena Johnson Hall, CalHFA’s Executive Director. "As Governor Newsom and the California State Legislature continue to recognize CalHFA’s vital role in addressing the state’s housing crisis, the Board has a great opportunity to provide insight on programs that will truly make a difference in the lives of low- and moderate-income Californians."
Williams also serves on several other Boards including the California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association, the Affordable Housing Advisory Council – Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, the Fresno County Economic Development Corporation and the Fresno County Office of Education Foundation. He is a member of the Council of Development Financing Agencies, Board of Advisors Cybersecurity for Executives at California State University, Chico, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, and the African American Board Leadership Institute. Williams earned a Master of City Planning degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The position compensation is $100 per diem and requires Senate confirmation.
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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 its operational costs. For more information on CalHFA programs, and how we are investing in diverse California communities, visit www.calhfa.ca.gov or call toll free at 877.9.CalHFA (877.922.5432).
Contact: Melissa Flores