CA Dept. of Housing Policy Development
Lisa Bates is the Deputy Executive Director for Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, a local government entity which revitalizes disadvantaged communities and finances, develops or manages most of the Sacramento County’s affordable housing. She is currently responsible for developing high level internal and external collaborative partnerships and aligning resources to create and implement new approaches to building healthy communities. Since 1991, she has directed the planning, development or financing of award winning mixed income housing developments, helped plan new homeless service delivery systems, created home ownership programs, directed the planning of infill communities, negotiated complex land and real estate transactions, and is developing regional housing policy recommendations. She works closely with the region’s elected officials, state policy makers, foundations, private sector developers and non profit service providers in policy development and investment activities to improve lower income communities. She currently sits on Sacramento State University Enterprise Inc Board, California Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies, Alley Activation Alliance, and the Urban Land Institute’s Sacramento Executive Committee and National Inner City Council. She holds a B.A. degree in international relations from U.C. Davis and is a Real Estate Broker.