Kate Hartley

Kate (she/her) is the Housing Accelerator Fund’s Chief Lending and Investment Officer. She brings a wealth of diverse experience to the role. Most recently, she served as the Director of the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, where she oversaw the development of over 8,000 affordable homes between 2014 and 2019, managing an annual budget of $200-300 million. Prior to her Mayor’s Office service, she worked as a senior development specialist for the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, where she managed the public financing, interdepartmental project approvals, and community relations on multiple affordable developments in San Francisco. Kate also spent four years as a financial consultant with the California Housing Partnership Corporation, specializing in low-income housing tax credit syndications, tax-exempt bond issuances, state funding programs, and portfolio analyses for affordable housing developers. Kate began her work in the field as both a market-rate and nonprofit housing developer, working on family, senior, and special needs housing. She graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and received an M.A. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California’s Berkeley Law School. She lives with her family in Oakland.