Civic Leader Award Winner---Ilene Weinreb Honorary Award
Joseph Villarreal oversees programs that provide affordable housing and supportive services to over 25,000 residents of Contra Costa County. During his twelve-year tenure at HACCC, has partnered its project-based voucher program with Contra Costa County’s affordable housing program to fund 1,435 new or preserved affordable housing units. Additionally, HACCC has another 400-500 PBV units in its current pipeline. Prior to HACCC, Joseph worked at the Benicia, Alameda County, and Oakland Housing Authorities. He serves as a Board Member for the Kennedy King Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Community Housing Development Corporation, where he is the immediate past-President. He is past President of the California Association of Housing Authorities, a former member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), and the past President of NAHRO’s Pacific Southwest Region.