Center on Policy Initiatives
Sue Reynolds has led Community HousingWorks as President and CEO since 1997. Under her leadership, the corporation has become a nationally recognized multifamily developer, homeownership lender, and an innovator in community-based programs that strengthen communities and families’ financial independence. Since 1997, CHW has increased its operating budget and the number of apartments it has developed by a factor of six, and initiated after-school, financial education and leadership training programs that reach thousands, and expanded to a countywide area. CHW’s homeownership programs provide first mortgage and down payment loans, realty services, foreclosure prevention and education to thousands of families each year. Sue Reynolds’ thirty years of housing and community development experience include leadership in administering housing programs, policy development and advocacy, tax credit, HUD preservation and financial consulting, training programs for nonprofit housing developers, and community planning and organizing. She has been a part of such nationally recognized community development organizations as the Pratt Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development and the California Housing Partnership Corporation. She currently serves on the boards of directors of Rural Housing Coalition of California, the Center for Policy Initiatives, and on the Torrey Pines Bank CRA Advisory Board. Ms. Reynolds was also a founder and long-time board member of San Diego’s nonprofit housing coalition, the San Diego Housing Federation. Susan Reynolds received her Bachelor of Arts from Ohio State University, and a Masters in Urban Planning from Columbia University.