Director of Housing

Mee Heh Risdon joined A Community of Friends in November 2017 and currently serves as Director of Housing.

Ms. Risdon has a nearly 20-year career working in non-profit project management positions. As the Director of Housing, she is responsible for ACOF’s acquisitions program to ensure a strong pipeline of projects as well as a consistent quality of development across its portfolio.

Prior positions before joining ACOF include community consulting work where she helped communities housing elements and housing and economic development plans. She also served as the Senior Loan Officer at CHS where she originated $83 million in loans to 35 supportive housing developments throughout Los Angeles County and as the Senior Project Manager at Mercy Housing where she managed multiple $10-$40 million affordable housing developments throughout all phases of development. Mee Heh was also the Senior Project Manager at Beyond Shelter Housing Development Corporation (BSHDC) managing interdisciplinary development teams from predevelopment through construction for multi-unit properties. At BSHDC, she helped secure financing for four family developments totaling over $40 million.

Mee Heh received her MA in City Planning, concentration in Housing Community and Economic Development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and her BA in Urban Studies with a concentration in Community Organizations from Stanford University.