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Senior Program Director
Enterprise Community Partners Inc.
Monica Gonzalez is senior program director for Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. Monica relocated to New Orleans in 2008 after three years in Enterprise’s San Antonio office. Based in New Orleans, where Enterprise has invested nearly $450 million in loans, grants and equity towards the production of over 12,000 affordable homes in Louisiana and Mississippi in the years following Hurricane Katrina. Monica manages Enterprise’s capacity building and technical assistance work in the region as well as managing the Enterprise Louisiana Loan Fund and coordinating resident services for Faubourg Lafitte. She works closely with nonprofit and for-profit affordable housing developers to integrate sustainable building practices into their projects with an emphasis on incorporating cost-effective solutions through the Enterprise Green Communities criteria.
Before joining Enterprise, Monica was the Associate Director of Guadalupe Home, a transitional home for women and children in San Antonio. She has worked with various populations including at risk youth, the homeless, and HIV/AIDS infected persons and families. She has a master's degree in social work from Our Lady of the Lake University and bachelor's degree in psychology from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX. Monica currently serves as Chair for USGBC Louisiana Board of Directors, chair for the Greater New Orleans American Heart Association’s Multicultural Initiatives Committee and is a member of Rotary Club of Mid-City New Orleans.