Staff: Matthew Haas
Director of Investor Relations and Fund Management
Matthew Haas was retained as a consultant by Merritt Community Capital in August 2010 and hired full time in January 2011. Matthew has over 20 years of affordable housing and community development experience. He was most recently the Deputy Director of California Lending for the Low Income Investment Fund, a CDFI involved in affordable housing, charter schools, childcare and community facilities lending. Prior to LIIF, he worked as a Senior Multifamily Manager at Fannie Mae in Pasadena, CA. While there, he oversaw multifamily acquisitions and LIHTC funds for Community Investments.
In addition, Matthew has worked for Bank of America Community Development Banking in Southern California as a Vice President and Client Manager. Matthew has been employed by the National Equity Fund as a Senior Acquisitions Officer and as a Senior Program Manager for Illinois Housing Development Authority, both in Chicago, IL. He was also an Assistant Director of Senior Housing and Healthcare Development at St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation Corporation in Brooklyn, NY and an Assistant Architect and Project Development Manager for the New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Matthew has an M.S. in Urban Planning from Columbia University and a B.A. in Architecture / Environmental Design from UC Berkeley.
Matthew is based in Los Angeles, providing Merritt with a Southern California presence to expand its market reach and identify key partners, both banks and developers. Matthew serves as the liaison to affiliated federal, state and local agencies and associations as well as consultants on funds and investor management activities.