Andrea K. Sanchez, Director of Project Finance

Andrea K. Sanchez believes access to safe, affordable housing improves health outcomes. She draws on her background operating and funding affordable housing to lead HDC’s work structuring sustainable financing for affordable-housing and community-facility developments. Andrea supervises a staff of seven and collaborates with HDC’s construction management and asset management teams to support financing solutions that meet clients’ long-term needs. Andrea serves on HDC’s management team and its equity team, a cross-departmental group responsible for assuring HDC’s organizational policies and culture reflect principles of equity and inclusion. Andrea has more than 15 years of experience in public and private real estate development. Prior to joining HDC in February 2017, she served as director of housing for East Portland affordable-housing and human-service provider Human Solutions, overseeing housing development, asset management, and resident service delivery for a 700-unit housing portfolio. Andrea’s public-sector experience includes leading implementation of a 10-year portfolio redevelopment and repositioning strategy with the Housing Authority of Clackamas County and administering the permanent supportive housing component of the City of Portland’s 10-year plan to end homelessness. Andrea began her career in the San Francisco Bay Area working on urban renewal initiatives for a private real estate advisory firm. She holds a Master of City and Regional Planning and a Master of Public Health from University of California, Berkeley.