mary-ellen-shay-250Current Position

M.E. Shay & Co. - Real Estate Market Analysis and Development Services
1984 - Present

Legislative Advocate
1990 – California Housing Authorities Association
1991 – California Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies
Previous Professional Experience

Previous Professional Experience

Section Chief, State of California Housing and Community Development Department - Pre-Development Loan and Technical Assistance Section; Urban and Rural Land Purchase Programs, California Housing Advisory Services

Program Manager, State of California Housing and Community Development Department - Housing Assistance Program for the Disabled, Rural Assistance Programs, and the HUD National Technical Assistance Program for the Disabled

Staff Member, City of Redding, Planning and Community Development Department - Development and administration of the City's first Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG); Housing Authority local Section 8 Program, including rehabilitation programs.

Director, Self-Help Home Improvement Project, Redding, California. VISTA Volunteer.


B.A., San Francisco State College, 1970; Graduate studies, MPA, University of Southern California

Pertinent Affiliations

• Licensed Real Estate Agent

• Advisory Committee, Federal Home Loan Bank Affordable Housing Program;

  • California Council for Affordable Housing
  • California Housing Consortium Board Member
  • Northern California Association for Non-Profit Housing
  • Southern California Association for Non-Profit Housing
  • National Association of Housing andRedevelopment Officials
  • Sacramento Habitat for Humanity, Past President (1989-1991)