Jan Lindenthal-Cox (she/her) has dedicated her career to addressing economic and social inequity by creating affordable housing opportunities for low income community members across the Bay Area. During her more than 30 years in the SF Bay Area, Jan has overseen the development of more than 5,000 affordable homes across dozens of properties many of which have won national and global awards of excellence. Prior to joining the HAF, Jan led the Development Team for MidPen Housing, one of the nation’s largest non-profit developers and owners of affordable housing with real estate assets totaling well over $1 Billion. In this role she managed a team of 50+ professionals and a pipeline of more than 5,000 units. Jan also served as the Executive Sponsor for MidPen’s Collective Voices for Equity Council, helping to shape and lead MidPen’s Equity Agenda.
Jan has received numerous industry recognitions including the Inspirational Non-Profit Leader Award from the Non Profit Housing Association and the Pioneer Award from the Affordable Housing Management Industry of Northern California, both awarded in 2022. In 2017 Jan was recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as a “Woman of Influence in Real Estate” and in 2013 as one of the “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business”, Jan’s expertise in housing and community development is widely sought. She has served on the Boards of the California Coalition for Rural Housing (CCRH), Silicon Valley @ Home and Build It Green and has been an active supporter of and trainer/mentor for CCRH’s Internship Program for Diversity in Community Development and currently serves on the Advisory Committee for CCRH’s Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program.
Prior to MidPen, Jan held leadership posts at South County Housing, the Santa Clara County Housing Authority and the Central New York Planning and Development Board. Jan has a bachelor’s from Hamilton College and a master’s degree from Tufts University Center for Public Service.