This week Katie introduces you to ChangeMaker Jacqueline Waggoner the President of Solutions at Enterprise Community Partners. Jacqueline has been with Enterprise for more than 15 years, and previously served as the head of its Southern California office. Her promotion to President of Solutions in late 2020 coincided with Enterprise’s new five-year Strategic Plan, which organizes all of its work around three pillars: increase housing supply, advance racial equity, and build resilience and upward mobility. In part one, Jacqueline shares her inspiration for working in affordable housing, the impact of climate change on housing and the goals of Enterprise’s Equitable Path Forward initiative.
About Jacqueline Waggoner:
Jacqueline is president, Solutions Division, for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. She leads a team of over 300 talented Enterprisers across the country, driving Enterprise’s programmatic, policy and advisory work in alignment with our strategic priorities: Increase Housing Supply, Advance Racial Equity, and Build Upward Mobility and Resilience.
Prior to her promotion to president in October 2020, Jacqueline was vice president and Southern California market leader. She led Enterprise’s affordable housing, community development, investment and strategic programs serving the state’s Central Coast to San Diego, with particular focus to the Los Angeles region.
Jacqueline started with Enterprise in 2005. During her tenure, she has deployed capital, intellectual resources and capacity building tools to achieve Enterprise’s strategic and production goals, leading to more than $1.3 billion in Enterprise investments locally. With her experience in commercial real estate lending spanning more than 24 years, she has worked with the city of Los Angeles, banks and nonprofit developer partners to create local funds for affordable housing, advocate for low-income families and advance Enterprise’s vision of providing affordable homes in vibrant communities.
She serves as vice chair on the 10-member Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Commission, the agency’s governing board, and was appointed by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. She serves as chair of LAHSA’s Ad Hoc Committee on Black People Experiencing Homelessness, which produced a ground-breaking report with 67 recommendations to advance equity and eliminate disparities. Jacqueline is a board member for the Los Angeles Business Council, the California Community Reinvestment Corporation, Restore Neighborhoods LA, Inc., and the board of governors for the California Housing Consortium. Jacqueline additionally serves on the steering committees for LA Thrives, a collaborative advancing equitable transit-oriented development, LA Funders’ Collaborative, a network promoting healthy, equitable and sustainable communities, and the Committee for a Greater LA, a diverse group of civic and community leaders focused on a just pandemic recovery plan.
Prior to joining Enterprise, Jacqueline was vice president of Wells Fargo’s Community Banking Real Estate Group. A Los Angeles native, she has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a master’s degree in urban planning from UCLA.
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