Dave FerrierWest Sacramento, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) is pleased to announce that Dave Ferrier is RCAC’s new Housing Department director.  Most recently he was Community Housing Improvement Program’s (CHIP) chief executive officer where he has worked for 35 years.

After joining CHIP in January 1983, Ferrier spent 10 years developing affordable rental housing, self-help housing, administering housing rehab programs. In 1993, the CHIP board appointed him to lead the organization.

As RCAC’s new Housing Department director, Ferrier will oversee RCAC’s Development Solutions, Self-Help Housing and Housing Counseling Programs.

“I’m tremendously excited to be able to bring my skills and experience in affordable housing to a larger geographic area.  In particular, I look forward to engaging with nonprofits and local governments in small rural areas that lack capacity to develop housing or operate housing programs,” Ferrier said.

“I have known Dave for more than 30 years, and I have always been impressed with the work that he has done in northern California.  It will be a great boost to our housing program to add his vast experience, management skills and relationships in the rural housing network to our efforts, said Stanley Keasling, RCAC chief executive officer.

Founded in 1978, RCAC provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. RCAC serves rural communities in 13 western states and certain Pacific islands. Services are available to communities with populations of fewer than 50,000, nonprofit organizations, Tribes, farmworkers and colonias. Read about RCAC.

Contact: Julia Helmreich director, Communications, Development and Events
(916) 447-9832 x 1008