Sara EricksonDirector of Multifamily Housing Development
As the Director of Multifamily Housing Development, Sara oversees PSHH’s affordable housing development team and is responsible for the affordable multifamily housing pipeline throughout all phases of development, beginning with acquisition through to permanent operations.
Sara began her career as an asset manager in private equity commercial real estate investment at Somera Capital Partners and then worked as a project developer at Sansome Pacific Properties. She later transitioned to affordable housing development in 2015, working for multiple affordable housing developers, including Christian Church Homes, Resources for Community Development, and Charities Housing.
Sara has an extensive career with housing advocacy, with extended involvement with organizations such as: Housing California, Non-Profit Housing Association, Corporation for Supportive Housing, NeighborWorks America, East Bay Housing Organization, SPUR (Planning & Urban Research), Urban Land Institute, Build it Green, Destination Home, and SV@Home.
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Sara is especially excited to return to her hometown to roll up her sleeves and work to address housing needs for the Central Coast. She has a heart for service and an extensive history of volunteerism, board involvement, and community engagement with organizations throughout California, including: the Santa Barbara Public Library, Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, Isla Vista Elementary School, the United States Green Building Council, Commercial Real Estate Women, Habitat for Humanity – East Bay, and much more.