Nikki A. Beasley

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Nikki A. Beasley

Position: Executive Director, Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services

Nikki A. Beasley is the Executive Director  of Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services , Inc. ; she  joined the organization in 2016 after retiring from a 25 year career in banking and financial services ; Although new to housing , she had a strong infinity to community and service. Because of  her leadership ; RNHS has doubled it’s property  management rental portfolio for low to  moderate income families through multifamily acquisition ; established the organization’s Changing the Narrative of Homeownership Initiative; started  the Lender Ready program  in 2017 assisting over 100 new first time home buyer‘s secure ownership;  established RNHS Money Matter’s  Series  which the  organization host monthly; and became small site infill developers in 2018.

RNHS has also become a staple in the housing conversation throughout the Bay Area and Region advocating, for tenant and landlord rights, consumer affairs, fair housing,  working with municipality to address zoning and creating equable programs  for it’s residents; through the organization’s mission and focus to lift up homeownership as a tool to addressing housing need(s);the work was launched as RNHS launched it’s Filbert Promise Homeownership project in  2018; this acquisition started the  organization’s conversation and advocacy around uncoupling race and income related to the lack of subsidy for production of homeownership  projects targeting  80- 120 % AMI (Area median income aka Missing Middle,  Workforce Housing) addressing  the wealth  gap and disparity in  communities of color; this development project as  sparked a new  initiative that Nikki has launched the Emerging Developers program in 2020; assisting Black developers, addressing  the barriers new developers face in securing projects.