Stephen A. Strain has worked in California’s affordable housing industry since March 2000. He began his work as a consultant and was admitted to the California State Bar in 2006. He specializes in state and federal low-income housing tax-credit law, tax-exempt bond financing, real property law and syndication. His clients include both for-profit and non-profit organizations. During his time in the affordable housing industry he has contributed to more than 100 affordable housing developments that have resulted in more than 10,000 affordable rental units in California, Arizona and Hawaii. He has worked with public agencies such as HUD, the California Housing Finance Agency, the California Department of Housing and Community Development, the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee, the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee, the California Pollution Control Finance Authority, the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco and numerous local government agencies throughout the State of California as well as private financing partners such as Chase, Citi, Umpqua Bank, RaboBank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, RBC Capital, WNC & Associates, NEF, Hunt Capital, Enterprise, Redstone Capital, Aegon and Boston Financial.
• State Bar of California
• J.D. University of the Pacific-McGeorge School of Law (Order of the Coif, 2005)
• B.A. University of California-Santa Barbara (History, 1996)
• California State Bar Association
• Sacramento County Bar Association