Today, Lisa Bates was sworn in as HCD’s Deputy Director for the Division of Housing Policy Development. Lisa was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to serve in this role.
Lisa joins HCD with 21 years of experience at the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA). She most recently served as that Agency’s Deputy Executive Director since 2007, and was responsible for leading key external and cross-agency collaborative initiatives, and balancing the needs of advocates and local governments. Lisa was also Community Development Director for SHRA from 2001 to 2007.
Lisa brings a wealth of policy and planning experience to HCD. During her time with SHRA, she developed an expertise in planning and community development. She has been responsible for overseeing a six-county and 22-city regional housing strategy for sustainable communities, and developing a new regional transit-oriented development land acquisition loan fund.
Lisa has also been involved in a wide range of community and economic development organizations and has been an active member of the Sacramento Urban Land Institute Chapter.