We are pleased to introduce two new employees who bring much needed additional capacity to Housing Oregon. Stacie Sanders, as Director of Policy and Advocacy, will coordinate our Policy Councils, statewide legislative priorities in conjunction with the Housing Alliance, and a wide range of policy initiatives with Oregon Housing and Community Services and other local jurisdictions. Kevin Cronin, as Director of Member Services and Industry Support, will coordinate our Peer Support Groups, the annual Industry Support Conference and Gala, membership drives, and communications.

Stacie Sanders –  Ms. Sanders holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from UCLA Luskin School of School of Public Affairs, is a Sloan Fellow in Public Policy from UC Berkeley, is a former Oregon Association of Realtors (OAR) Fellow graduate student at Portland State University (PSU) Business School – Master in Real Estate Development (MRED) program, as a writer with the PSU Center for Real Estate (CRE) Quarterly housing production column. She also holds a B.A. in African/African American History from UCLA. Her extensive 20-year professional experience in nonprofit affordable housing development and municipal land use planning in Los Angeles, San Diego, and the San Francisco Bay Area led her to establish her own real estate consulting firm as a licensed California realtor – assisting families to qualify for first-time homeownership,  authored shared-equity legislation, land banked properties ~$15-million, and developed affordable housing for the formerly homeless and mentally disabled adult capable of living independently. Her current research focuses on sustainable affordable housing policy, community economic development, and climate change adaptation. She enjoys playing the flute, guitar, serving on the American Planning Association (APA) Planning in the Black Community Division (PBCD), and being a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Kevin CroninKevin was previously a Housing Specialist for Homes for Good in Eugene where he determined program eligibility for applicants for Section 8, project-based vouchers, public housing, and multifamily housing programs. He has 10+ years of community organizing experience including serving as a Legislative Aide for Oregon Senator James Manning Jr. and PAC campaign and communications manager for multiple legislative races. Kevin organized the successful campaign to secure funding for Josephine Community Libraries. More recently he was Co-Founder and Board Member with the Springfield/Eugene Tenant Association.

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