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MHC 2022 Board

David Levine
Presidio Mortgage Holdings

Ezra Mersey
EM Studio

William Pavão
California Tax Credit Allocation Committee (retired)

Guillermo Rodriguez
The Trust for Public Land

Janet Ruggiero (Chair)
City of Citrus Heights (retired)

Mirian Saez
Treasure Island Development Authority (retired)

S. Monica Soni, MD

New Century Health


Doug Shoemaker
Regional President

Julie Brandt
Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation

Bradley Cox
Trammell Crow Company

Kay Fernandez Smith
Apple, Inc.

Ford Fish
In Memoriam, 1950-2022

Christina Garcia
Christina Garcia Consulting

Jamarah Hayner
JKH Consulting

Phyllis Hughes, RSM
Sisters of Mercy

Ellen Jamason
Jamason Law

Christopher Lee
FAA Investments

Meet the Curtis Family

After losing their home and jobs following the 2008 financial crisis, Maestro and Nola Curtis found themselves without a place to raise their children. A close friend found out they were living in their van and introduced them to Mercy Housing. 

“Mercy Housing gave us shelter, and we surprised our kids with a new apartment home, which has allowed us to sustain a quality of life that has given us freedom,” Maestro shared.  Nola added, “Mercy Housing nurtures community on so many levels — there are so many different reasons why people come to Mercy Housing, and they understand that.” 

The family has embraced the journey they are on. And what a journey it has been. The multi-talented family of seven, better known as Mama C, Papa C, Zahara, Nile, Isis, Kiki and Phoenix, have gained national attention as the Curtis Family C-Notes, an up-and-coming funk band. They have performed for the Golden State Warriors, were featured on  America’s Got Talent, and even headlined our 40th Anniversary Gala.

“It was worth everything because it made us so strong as a family,” Papa C concluded.


Mercy Housing California continues to develop innovative affordable housing solutions for more than 20,000 seniors, families, veterans, and residents with special needs. Many residents access free, onsite Resident Services programs to work toward their goals in health, wellness, education, and more.


Officials and partners from around the state celebrate the groundbreaking of 4995 Stockton Boulevard, which will bring 200 affordable homes to Sacramento families.


Completed and leased 796 new homes — handing over keys to 246 families, 150 senior households, and 400 individuals and couples who have experienced homelessness.


Broke ground on 801 new homes across the state.


Completed a $45 million Build the Hub Capital Campaign and broke ground on The Hub, which will be a community and recreation center in the Sunnydale district of San Francisco.


Launched the California Land Acquisition Fund, a $47 million fund created to bring the speed and impact of private equity funds to the nonprofit affordable housing space.


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