New Director Sworn In at California Department of Housing and Community Development

Today Linn Warren was sworn in as the Director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD).

“I am grateful to Governor Brown for giving me the opportunity to head the Department of Housing and Community Development,” said Warren. “I look forward to advancing HCD’s mission to house more Californians, while fulfilling the Governor’s plan to merge HCD and our sister agency the California Housing Finance Agency.”

Biography of Linn Warren from February 10th Release from the Governor’s Office:

Linn Warren, 59, of Davis, has been appointed director of the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Warren has been a program director at the California Housing Finance Agency since 2010, where he served in multiple positions from 2009 to 2010 and from 1995 to 2006. He was a program advisor at the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency from 2008 to 2009 and a special advisor at the San Jose Department of Housing in 2007. He was vice president at First Nationwide Bank from 1990 to 1995. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $150,112. Warren is a Democrat.

Background on HCD:

HCD provides leadership, policies, and programs to preserve and expand safe and affordable housing opportunities and promote strong communities for all Californians. The Department also supports increasing the supply of housing, especially affordable housing and works to improve the state’s housing conditions and the health and safety of its residents.