The Saint Joseph Community Land Trust has a new executive director.
The nonprofit, which aims to improve the quality of life for individuals and families who cannot afford housing, recently announced Jean Diaz is taking the reigns of the land trust. He replaces former Executive Director Cathy Kope.
Diaz, according to SJCLT, brings an extensive background in public/private real estate, public/private financing and nonprofit leadership to the organization. The hope is his leadership will help SJCLT to expand its programs designed to help Tahoe Basin employees and residents find affordable homes.
Diaz has been a board member of several nonprofits supporting seniors, public education and community development in addition to working in financial oversight positions for school districts and municipal entities.
In stating his excitement about the position, Diaz spoke of the land trust’s critical mission.
“I am very pleased to join the Saint Joseph Community Land Trust and am impressed by the various programs already in place to serve the low and moderate-income residents of Tahoe Basin. Providing decent affordable homes is not only important for residents, but is critical to the Tahoe Basin’s employers and their ability to attract and retain employees.”