Lauren Maddock is a Senior Housing Finance Consultant at the California Housing Partnership where she provides financial consulting, technical assistance and training to nonprofit and government partners. Prior to joining the Partnership, Lauren worked for 13 years at Mercy Housing California in a variety of roles including Senior Project Developer and Director of Asset Management encompassing nearly 8,500 affordable units. Lauren fills one of the five “Nominated Directors” on the Board, as nominated by the Council of Community Housing Organizations. Lauren brings extensive industry experience in housing development, which informs her personal advocacy for supportive housing for the homeless population. The subject‐matter expertise she brings to the Board underscores the value of the HomeRise By‐Laws that carve out representation on the Board from this sector.