Today Housing Trust Silicon Valley is excited to announce Fathia Macauley has joined the Housing Trust team as Chief Lending Officer, where she will be overseeing our multifamily lending program – which lent more than $73 million in fiscal 2019 to help create 1,843 homes across 13 developments throughout the greater Bay Area.
Fathia comes to Housing Trust from Capital Impact Partners where she was California Market Lead, leading strategic planning for affordable housing lending and business strategy for California. Fathia managed a $70 million loan pipeline as well as three venture loan funds, including leading Capital Impact’s participation in The Bay’s Future Fund. She was also lead originator for mission focused lending to affordable housing developers, FQHCs, social service agencies and charter schools.
Prior to Capital Impact Partners, Fathia served as Director of Business Development, Northern California for Clearinghouse CDFI, opening the Oakland office and expanding social impact lending. Earlier, Fathia was Associate Director, Investment Officer for Nonprofit Finance Fund and Senior Lending Officer at Century Housing Corporation.
Throughout her career Fathia has managed over $600 million in CRA and affordable housing development projects and participated in the creation of over 1,000 affordable homes, as both a lender and developer. Her experience encompasses community development lending, affordable housing development, consulting and nonprofit management.
Fathia’s career began and is rooted in affordable housing development. For nine years she consulted to affordable housing developers and developed affordable housing in Los Angeles, having worked for such organizations as Yokota and Associates, Project New Hope, and Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation. Fathia transitioned from affordable housing into economic development, as Development Representative in the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan.
Fathia has been a guest lecturer at both the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and UCLA Economics Department and she has written development research papers on the intersection of neighborhood revitalization and community investment. She holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and a Bachelor’s degree in History and African Area Studies from UCLA.
“I’m happy to join the great team at Housing Trust and continue their important lending work,” said Macauley. “The need for affordable homes in the Bay Area has never been greater and I’m thrilled to be part of an organization already making a growing and meaningful impact.”