Neighborhood & Housing Services Department

Divisions & Staff


Office of the Director

Staff Title Email
Verónica R. Soto, AICP Director Contact the Director
Michael Rodriguez Assistant Director Contact the Interim Assistant Director
Mike Etienne Assistant Director Contact the Asistant Director
Irma Iris Duran de Rodriguez Interim Executive Assistant Contact the Interim Executive Assistant


Fiscal Administration

Staff Title Email
Isabel Hernandez Fiscal Administrator Contact Fiscal Administrator
Gloria Alvarado Fiscal Manager Contact Fiscal Manager
Vanessa Sanchez Administrative Assistant I Contact Administrative Assistant I
Gilbert Flores Fiscal Analyst Contact Fiscal Analyst
Lisa Lopez Fiscal Analyst Contact Fiscal Analyst
Yvonne Pelayo Fiscal Officer Contact Fiscal Officer
Angie Stewart Sr. Customer Service Representative Contact Sr. Customer Service Representative


Grants Monitoring & Administration

Staff Title Email
Laura Salinas-Martinez Grants Administrator Contact
Rachel Hayes  Admin Assistant II Contact
Patricia Santa Cruz Grants Manager Contact
Denise Resendez Sr. Management Analyst Contact
Valerie Perez Management Analyst Contact
Angelica Garcia Management Analyst Contact
Sylvia Esparza Compliance Manager Contact
Jesse Jimenez Compliance Lead Analyst Contact
Christian Anderson Compliance Sr. Analyst Contact
Natalie Zertuche Compliance Sr. Analyst Contact
Edith Merla Contract Manager Contact
William Taylor Sr. Management Analyst Contact
Celina Gonzalez Management Analyst Contact
Yvonne Pelayo Loan Servicing Fiscal Officer Contact
Angie Stewart Sr. Customer Service Representative Contact
Vanesa Olivarez Administrative Assistant I Contact

Housing Policy

Housing Policy Unit

Staff Title Email
Vacant Housing Policy Manager Contact the Housing Policy Manager
Maria Villalobos Administrative Assistant I Contact Administrative Assistant I
Ramiro Fernandez Planning Coordinator Contact Planning Coordinator

Housing Services

Housing Services Unit

Staff Title Email
Jennifer Buxton Neighborhood Renewal Manager Contact
Janette Ocasio Housing Loan Officer Contact
Gracie Martinez Housing Loan Coordinator  Contact
Myrna Esquivel Senior Management Coordinator Contact
Abraham Diaz Construction Contract Officer Contact
Cynthia Saldivar Communications Services Specialist Contact
Willie Villarreal Sr. Environmental Assessor Contact
Daniel Martinez Environmental Assessor Contact
Carlos Pena Environmental Assessor Contact


TIF Unit

Staff Title Email
Nancy Sheppard Economic Development Manager Contact
Diana Rosas Administrative Assistant I Contact
Christopher Folmar Economic Development Coordinator  Contact
Fedra F. Chapa Sr. Economic Development Specialist  Contact 
Jose Martinez Sr. Economic Development Specialist Contact
Jim Shale Sr. Management Analyst Contact
Vacant Management Analyst

Neighborhood Engagement

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Barbara Ankamah Burford Neighborhood Engagement Administrator Contact
Mario Gutierrez Neighborhood Engagement Officer Contact the Neighborhood Engagement Officer
Erika Ragsdale Neighborhood Engagement Officer Contact Neighborhood Engagement Officer

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