With over 20 years of experience in Affordable Housing and Community Development, Matt Huerta as Owner and Principal of MHC, LLC is available to advise, and support affordable housing and community development initiatives aimed at creating self-sufficiency. Areas of focus are program development, affordable housing development, organizational management improvement, and human capital development through leadership coaching and collaboration.
Past clients include:
Burbank Housing Development Corporation
Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
Charities Housing Development Corporation
Community Housing Development Corporation North Richmond
Non Profit Housing Association of Northern CA
National Hispanic Organization of Real Estate Associates
Rancho Cielo Youth Campus
Silicon Valley Bank
Sparks Consulting Services
Current clients include:
Mission Economic Development Agency
Monterey Bay Economic Partnership
Reed Community Partners
Natalie Flores is entering her 4th year at UC Davis her major is Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning with a minor in Geographic Information Systems. She was born and raised in Salinas where she graduated from Alisal High School and was very active in the community including supporting other youth through mentorship and tutoring. As MHC's intern she tracks local affordable housing policies and supports community engagement efforts to create new opportunities for farm worker families and other vulnerable residents.
Erick was introduced to affordable housing through the California Coalition for Rural Housing Internship program. For the past six years, he has worked in the field in a variety of roles, including project management of acquisition-rehabs and new construction projects in Southern California, underwriting LIHTC and NMTC investments for a CDFI in New England, and policy analysis - as a Summer Policy Analyst - at the California Housing Partnership.
Erick holds a Master's in Urban Planning and Master's in Public Policy from Harvard University, and a Bachelor's degree from the University of San Diego. He joins MHC on an as-needed basis providing full service project management support to affordable housing developments in Silicon Valley.
Angelina Perez is an Urban Planning graduate student focused in affordable housing and community development and design at San Jose State University. Being born and raised for a majority of her life in San Francisco helped shape her passion for social justice and all things housing. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and minor in Business Administration from Sonoma State University where she spent most of her undergraduate career organizing community service opportunities and events throughout Sonoma County. With her most recent experience managing a tax-credit property and working on community development projects in San Jose, Angelina is excited to focus on tracking affordable housing policy and further supporting community engagement efforts with Matt Huerta Consulting.
Jon is an MHC independent contract Associate. He has over 12 years of experience in the public sector as a firefighter and police officer. He was elected to the Seaside City Council in November 2017 and now focuses on policy development, advocacy, and public relations. He has recently provided Technical Writing and Research support to complete applications for the New Markets Tax Credit Program and Community Development Finance Institution Financial Assistance Program. He also conducted research and convened meetings with design professionals for affordable housing developments in Palo Alto and San Jose. Jon earned his Master’s in Humanities from California State University Dominguez Hills and BS in Public Relations with a Minor in Anthropology from San Jose State University.
ROBYN VAN EKELENBURG
Robyn has worked in community development for over twenty-years, beginning her career in new home development and dedicating the last 15 years to affordable homeownership programs. She has partnered with developers across the state to help create successful homeownership programs with an emphasis on project management, layered financing, risk analysis, homebuyer education and home sales.
Robyn has administered tens of millions in local, State and Federal housing programs on behalf of local non-profit organizations. She supports a number of organizations in their fund development and program management activities, with an emphasis on creating affordability and sustainability.
She joins MHC on an as-needed basis providing technical support for affordable homeownership projects and policy initiatives. She is currently providing technical assistance to help preserve the affordability for residents at the Palo Mobile Estates Park in East Palo Alto. She is supporting the team and residents by providing insight into the condominium conversion process, creating financial scenarios and informing the overall preservation strategy.
Robyn is a licensed real estate broker and mortgage loan originator, licensed by the California Department of Real Estate DRE# 01336834 NMLS #334668
CORINA DE LA TORRE
Corina De La Torre is an Educational Psychology Ph.D. student at North Carolina State University. She is passionate about addressing non-academic barriers such as lack of safety, affordable housing and food security that impact student learning especially for K-12 Latinx students. Corina was born and raised in East Salinas, she learned the importance of hard work and community through the resiliency of her family and neighbors.
Corina provides community development assistant services on an as needed basis to MHC, conducting research and engaging directly with community leaders at all levels to address systemic issues relating to improving public safety and affordable housing opportunities. She helps establish strong grass roots relationships through collaboration with individuals and organizations who also advocate for long term policy changes that will result in safe, thriving neighborhoods.