Meet Our Awardees

NPH is proud to recognize these awardees for their outstanding contributions to our affordable housing movement and industry. They embody NPH’s multi-year theme “Grow Power, Secure Justice”, uplift our collective value of homes for all, and actively work toward housing and racial justice all over the Bay Area region and beyond. Register today to celebrate these housers on Thursday, May 2 at 5:30PM PT in San Francisco!

This year we honor:

Alice Talcott
MidPen Housing

Catherine A. Bauer Lifetime Achievement Award

Alice Talcott is an expert in the financing and structuring of affordable rental housing and an active advocate and leading voice for non-profit developers on statewide housing finance issues. Over the past 30 years, she has taken the lead in the financing of over 13,000 affordable homes in California. In the process, she has trained and mentored many throughout the industry and successfully pushed public and private partners for improvements to their programs, policies and terms.

As SVP of Housing Finance at MidPen Housing, she leads the team in the funding of over 5,000 units currently in the development pipeline and directs financing regulatory advocacy efforts. Prior to joining MidPen in 2014, Alice worked for 14 years at Community Economics, where she assisted non-profit developers throughout the state in the financing of affordable housing. Her experience also includes six years at the Mayor’s Office of Housing in San Francisco.

Alice is on the Board of Governors for the California Housing Consortium (CHC) and has served on the NPH board, where she has been active in policy issues and has represented NPH on multiple statewide task forces for CDLAC and TCAC.

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Secretary Tomiquia Moss
California’s Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency

Inspirational Leader Award

Tomiquia Moss is the Secretary of California’s Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency. As Secretary, Tomiquia leads and oversees 12 entities, including 40 boards and bureaus, collectively responsible for the preservation and expansion of safe, affordable housing, efforts to prevent and end homelessness, protect consumers, and safeguard Californians’ civil rights. Tomiquia brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit and public sectors with expertise in housing and homelessness, public policy, civil rights, and community development.

Prior to her appointment as Secretary, Tomiquia founded and led All Home, a Bay Area organization advancing regional solutions to disrupt the cycles that perpetuate homelessness and poverty. She was the CEO of Hamilton Families, which offers emergency, transitional, and permanent housing services for families experiencing homelessness. She previously served directly under the mayors of both San Francisco and Oakland, and as the Executive Director of the HOPE SF Initiative.

Tomiquia has been the board president for both SPUR and NPH. She co-chaired the Bay Area Council’s Homelessness Committee, and the statewide Black Leadership Council. She also served as an Advisory Committee member for the Bay Area Housing Finance Authority from its inception until her appointment as Secretary. She remains a board member of the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation.

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Tom Lauderbach
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation

Unsung Hero Award

Tom Lauderbach’s career in affordable housing spans more than 40 years. As a VISTA volunteer at the North of Market Planning Coalition in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, he was a co-founder of Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC). In 1988, at the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, Tom took on many development challenges, but importantly, he then began his work mentoring and training staff who would then go on to lead affordable housing development, finance, and advocacy across the region and state. For more than a decade Tom served as a real estate development consultant to nonprofit service providers managing development and construction of special needs housing. Among others he worked with Building Futures, a small non-profit in Alameda, and Burbank Housing in Santa Rosa. In 2013, he returned to TNDC to lead the development of seven SF Housing Authority properties.

At TNDC, Tom took on a leadership role in the organization’s efforts to build organizational diversity, inclusivity, and move the organization towards racial equity. He spearheaded the organization’s involvement and training curriculum in NPH’s Bay Area Housing Internship Program (BAHIP) and successfully and carefully trained a new generation of housers that continue to refer to Tom as their first cherished affordable housing and/or career mentor.

Tom dedicated his professional life to serving the community, including not only affordable housing development, but also through participatory action and relationship-building with residents, colleagues, and future housers of all backgrounds. Throughout his career, Tom kept residents at the center of his work.

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