Susan ReynoldsCommunity HousingWorks
Sue Reynolds has led Community HousingWorks as President and CEO since 1997. Under her leadership, the organization has become a nationally-recognized and path-breaking multifamily developer, a leader in sustainable building development and operations, and an innovator in community-based programs. Since 1997, CHW has increased its operating budget and the number of apartments it has developed by a factor of nine; initiated after-school, financial education and leadership training programs that reach thousands; and expanded from its San Diego origins to develop and operate affordable communities across California.
Sue Reynolds’ broad housing experience began thirty-five years ago in tenant and community programs. Since then she has administered government housing programs, developed and advocated for affordable housing policies, and written community plans. At the California Housing Partnership Corporation, she provided financial consulting for tax credit and HUD preservation projects and created the curriculum for the California-wide LISC training program for nonprofit housing developers that is still in use today. She serves on multiple boards and advisory bodies, including California Rural Housing Coalition, the Center for Policy Initiatives, the National Housing Trust, the national NeighborWorks Real Estate Advisory Committee, and Price Charities. Ms. Reynolds was a founder and long-time board member of San Diego’s nonprofit housing coalition, the San Diego Housing Federation.
Sue Reynolds received her Bachelor of Arts from Ohio State University, and a Masters in Urban Planning from Columbia University.