Monica Abeita is MFA’s director of policy and planning where she oversees federal and state housing policy, strategic planning, resource development and data collection. She is a native New Mexican who has worked for the past 17 years in housing, community and economic development. Before coming to MFA, Ms. Abeita was the long-range planner and interim planning director for the Town of Taos, economic development planner for the Pueblo of Sandia, and the Indian tourism program manager for the New Mexico Tourism Department. She also operated her own consulting firm where she developed and implemented economic development plans and projects in Northern New Mexico and wrote affordable housing plans and grants. Ms. Abeita has a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and a master’s degree in community and regional planning.
On staff with MFA since 2016, Amanda Aragon has been in the housing industry for 15 years. Before coming to MFA, Ms. Aragon was a compliance specialist working with HUD, LIHTC, HOME, RTC and USDA properties.
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