Kris Hanson | Principal/CEO
As the former Director of Affordable Housing with the Vancouver Housing Authority, Kris Hanson maintained oversight of all aspects of the 3,000 unit portfolio, consisting of affordable and market rate apartments. Kris worked closely with a variety of third party management companies to ensure that budgets were being met, liability concerns were addressed, and the properties were being successfully managed. In addition, she directly oversaw several housing authority properties. Throughout her 14 years at the housing authority, Kris worked with business leaders across the industry while emphasizing the Vancouver Housing Authority values.
Since 2009, Kris also served as the Executive Director of Columbia Non-Profit Housing, a 501(c)(3) organization focused on the development and ownership of affordable housing units for seniors and the disabled. She was instrumental in obtaining funding for recent 9% tax credit projects for the nonprofit. Prior to joining the VHA, Kris worked as an Asset Manager and Acquisition Specialist for a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit syndicator in Portland, OR where she learned about the development and management of tax credit properties. Kris received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State University Chico.