Episode 06 | Part One: Preston Prince, CEO of Fresno Housing

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This week’s ChangeMaker is Preston Prince, the Executive Director of the Fresno Housing Authority. He’s been running the Housing Authority in Fresno for 13 years, before that he was the Executive Director of the Aurora, Colorado Housing Authority.

About Preston Prince:
Preston has served as the CEO of Fresno Housing since 2007, building on more than three decades of experience in housing development and policy. Prince combines creativity in housing development – based on a strong understanding of both real estate and housing program regulations – with a community-based leadership style that has allowed him to leverage resources to address the housing and community development needs of the diverse communities of Fresno County. During his tenure at Fresno Housing, Prince has become known throughout the region and in affordable housing circles across the country for his bold, and trailblazing leadership style.

Prince has worked with the private and public sectors to bring much needed financial resources to create vibrant and healthy neighborhoods throughout Fresno County. He has been dedicated to the broad goal of improving the health, wealth and education of all Fresno County residents through innovative community partnerships. Since 2007, Prince has overseen the completion of a HOPE VI development and the development and renovation of more than 2,500 units for low-income families throughout the city and county of Fresno. This has generated more than $700 million in development. In addition, Fresno Housing now administers more than 12,500 Housing Choice Vouchers and manages a portfolio of more than 4,500 residential units, including public housing and units developed through Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and bond-financing, as well as farmworker, migrant, homeless, and permanent supportive housing for targeted populations. Together, these programs provide housing to more than 18,000 households.