The Affordable Housing Challenge

Brown Bag Lunch Online Presentation with Beth Matsumoto and Chris Dart

Monday, December 12, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Brown Bag Lunch Online Presentation with Beth Matsumoto, Director of Multifamily Development, Rural Communities Housing Development Corporation, and Chris Dart, President, Danco Communities: A discussion of the issues facing builders and advocates for building affordable housing in today’s housing crisis market, and how they are being creatively addressed, along with the impact of current state legislation specifically designed to incentivize such housing.

Beth Matsumoto has 20 years of experience in nonprofit affordable housing. She holds a master’s degree focused on sustainable community development from Humboldt State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business. After working in corporate management, Beth shifted gears in pursuit of creating something that endures and improves lives. This new path led Beth to nonprofit housing. From there she learned to navigate the complex but rewarding field of developing and preserving affordable housing to help meet a basic need of our community members. In 2015, she was selected as the recipient of the Northern California Nonprofit Leadership Achievement Award for her contribution to affordable housing. As the executive director of Housing Humboldt, based in Arcata, Beth helped to facilitate a formal partnership with the Rural Communities Housing Development Corporation to strengthen the nonprofit housing sector in Humboldt County and the surrounding region. Beth is now the director of multifamily development for the Rural Communities Housing Development Corporation.

The presentation will begin promptly at noon.

If you would like to attend this presentation, please RSVP so we can send you the registration link for the Zoom* meeting. Please register by 11 a.m. on the day of the event or contact the OLLI office to get the meeting link.