Board of Directors
- Kathi Metro-Chinberg ~ President
- Christine Jameson ~ Vice President of Real Estate
- Sharon Macklin ~ Secretary/Treasurer
- Maria del Carmen Santos ~ Director
- Fabiola Osorio ~ Director
- Blanca Wright ~ Director
- Alexander Myers ~ Director
- Judith Myers ~ Director
Staff Working in the Community
- Marlene Santiago ~ Director of Resident Services
- Georgina Enriquez ~ Resident Services Coordinator
- Ada (Ivy) Castillejos ~ Resident Services Coordinator
- Wendy Argueta-Garcia~ Resident Services Coordinator
- Joe Ramos~ Resident Services Coordinator
- Karina O'Briain ~ Project Manager
CNN interviews NVCH
Kathleen Dreessen our executive director in an interview with Jack Hanson for the Comcast Newsmakers broadcast on CNN regarding affordable housing in Napa Valley. 4/21/2011. Click here to view.
On October 16, 2015 Kathleen Dreessen and Marlene Santiago along with Lark Ferrell, the Housing Manager for the City of Napa were sharing news about affordable housing in Napa. Hear about the Home Sharing Program and how you can be a part of it. Click here to listen.
Napa Valley Community Housing came into being as the result of a merger between two local housing non-profits: Housing Association for Napa Development and Napa Valley Family Homes. In combination, these "parent" agencies bequeathed to NVCH over forty years of experience and accomplishments in the field of low income housing.
Since 1990 NVCH has built, alone or in partnership with others, over 600 new apartments and rental homes and, in addition has supervised the rehabilitation of more than 200 additional units. The agency currently has over 100 rental units in the pre-development or construction stages. As the County's primary affordable housing manager, it manages 615 housing units. The agency's total real estate portfolio is valued at over 50 million dollars, invested in a total of 24 properties throughout the County, and its 2012 annual budget was just under $1.2 million.
NVCH has a ten-member Board of Directors, made up of successful business and community leaders, along with a capable and dedicated staff of 45 employees.
Funding for the agency's work comes from a variety of sources. For general operations, the agency relies primarily on grants and contributions from donors. It also utilizes revenue from fees collected for managing its properties and from building new rental units. You can view our most current annual audit. For every dollar we receive, ninety two cents goes toward our rental housing and developments. Just eight cents on the dollar goes toward general management and fundraising, as shown here in a pie chart.
To make possible the purchase of land, cover new building development costs and apartment renovation expenses, loans are acquired from banks and from federal and state deferred loan programs. To supplement these, the agency looks to city and county government, local foundations and community based businesses.
Our sincere appreciation and thanks to Bank of America for their $10,000 donation, helping us to continue with our mission of providing safe and affordable housing in the Napa Valley!