Explore the Leadership Awards
This virtual-yet-connected event will celebrate our affordable housing movement and honor some of our most inspiring housers, all from the comfort and safety of your home! It will be a special opportunity to connect, recharge, and be together as a movement and industry. This year we are honoring:
Rising Star Award
Tiffany C. Wong was born and raised in Oakland, CA into a family of Chinese immigrants. She started with EAH Housing in 2015 as a Resource Coordinator connecting families, seniors and adults with disabilities with resources. She has now transitioned to Manager of Community Engagement and is responsible for training EAH residents and staff to be leaders in housing advocacy and resident Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts. She has sat on numerous panels highlighting voter engagement strategies. She is passionate in seeing social and racial equity in her community and justice to victims of human trafficking. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending quality time with loved ones. Ms. Wong is graduate of Vanguard University of Southern California with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Women Studies.
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC)
Lifetime Achievement Award
Since 2005 Don has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC), a community-based nonprofit housing development, management and social services agency in San Francisco. Beginning in 1994, Don was TNDC’s Housing Development Director, and prior had served in a variety of roles for Jubilee West, a nonprofit organization based in West Oakland. Don serves on the Boards of Directors of SPUR and the Corporation for Supportive Housing and is a member of the national Enterprise Community Leadership Council and the Federal Home Loan Bank of SF Affordable Housing Advisory Council. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, he earned a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College.
Photo c/o Ando Nesia Photography
Black Developers Forum
Movement Trailblazer Award
The Black Developers Forum was formed in 2020 in response to proposed regulatory changes that deeply impacted black-majority communities. Within 9 months, this forum of 75 members was able to increase awareness of inequitable affordable housing funding policies, anchor forum members in working groups, and negotiate a host of changes to TCAC and CDLAC regulations that resulted in more equitable allocation policies.