Blanca Mendoza-Navarro

Executive Director

Blanca Mendoza-Navarro was raised in the Central Valley where she attended school in a small community. Growing up she labored in the valley’s fields as a farmworker with her family. She attended Heald College where she received an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies, afterwards she attended DeVry University where she studied Business Administration. While Blanca was working in retail and manufacturing, she found her niche in housing. Blanca has over 20 years of experience in public and affordable housing programs working with various Housing Agencies and Community Partners bringing with her experience in Property Management. Blanca’s experience includes Low-Income Public Housing, Farm labor, Migrant, HUD Multi-Family, Affordable Housing including all levels of HOME and Tax Credit, Project-based Vouchers, Home Key, RAD Conversions, and Permanent Supportive Housing. Blanca has received the following certifications: California Certified Residential Manager Certification (CCRM), Tax Credit Specialist (TCS), Blended Occupancy Specialist (BOS), HOME, Certified Farm Labor Manager, Assisted Housing Manager, and Mental Health First Aid. Blanca has a passion for ensuring compliance and accuracy while maximizing the efficiency of projects she is involved in. Her goal is to make all communities better and stronger by empowering employees with training and support through her effective leadership.

Alex Estrada

Financial Manager

Alex Estrada was raised in the Central Valley where he attended school up to his graduation from Fresno State with a Bachelor of Business Administration with an accounting concentration. Alex is currently continuing his education enrolled in a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at California State University, Stanislaus, with a concentration in accounting. His professional background includes previously serving as an internal auditor at a local credit union and as an accountant with the City of Madera. Alex is a passionate advocate for education, mentorship, and the transference of knowledge. He enjoys helping and watching others grow and pursue their educational and career goals. On his days off, Alex enjoys playing various sports and spending time with his two rottweilers.

Lucia Lopez

Housing Services Manager

Lucia was born and raised in Madera. Although she has ventured out of Madera, she found herself back to the central valley and is raising her children in Madera. Lucia is a kindhearted individual and has a passion for helping others in her community.
Lucia joined the Housing Authority of the City of Madera (HACM) in 2014. Lucia has 10 years of housing experience. She started as the office assistant in 2014. In 2015 Lucia became a Housing Choice Voucher Occupancy Specialists II. Then in 2016 she transitioned into the Resident Opportunity Supportive Services Coordinator. In 2021 she was overseeing both grant positions, which were the Resident Opportunity Supportive Services Coordinator (ROSS) & Family Self Sufficiency Coordinator (FSS). Lucia became the Housing Services Manager in 2022 and now oversees the Housing Services Staff. Lucia holds the following certifications, Self-Sufficiency Service Coordination, Self-Sufficiency Service Coordinator, and Family Self Sufficiency Specialists.

Jared Garza

Maintenance Manager

Jared was born and raised in Fresno. He was raised around and learned the various construction trades. Being brought up in this environment he was able to see and experience the value of taking pride in hard work and enjoying the fruits of that work from an early age. He has seen the importance of how proper and continued training is key to enjoying and offering quality work. Education is a lifelong endeavor and not limited to a formal education but also, gleaning from the knowledge and experience of others. It brings Jared great joy using his time, knowledge and acquired talents to help, guide and instruct others with his volunteer work and with his coworkers. He brings these ideals and way of thinking along with over 15 years of multi-family housing maintenance experience to the team. He is excited to use his experience and positive outlook to contribute and help continue to build a strong and productive team at the Housing Authorities of the City of Madera.

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