Ann Sewill is the General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA). Ms. Sewill plans and directs all activities and operations that drive HCIDLA’s mission of promoting livable and prosperous communities through the development and preservation of decent, safe, and affordable housing, neighborhood investment and social services. Ms. Sewill brings 30 years of experience in local housing and community development work to this role.
Prior to joining the HCIDLA in July 2020, Ms. Sewill served as Vice President at the California Community Foundation for 14 years, overseeing the health and housing portfolio. Her work included grant making, lending, public policy and advocacy portfolios, supporting the development of affordable housing to stabilize communities and end homelessness, and to address root causes affecting the health of Angelenos.
From 1997 to 2006, Ms. Sewill was Vice President and California Director of Enterprise Community Partners, establishing and directing regional offices involved with housing finance, tax credit syndication, investor and national advocacy work. She supported partners – including the City of Los Angeles – with loans, grants and training focused on developing housing and community facilities.
Previous employment includes a year as Assistant General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department (now HCIDLA); eight years as CEO of the Los Angeles Community Design Center (now Abode Communities), and four years as Housing Director for the City of Santa Monica. She also worked with the Los Angeles offices of the California Department of Housing and Community Development, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Ms. Sewill has served as a director of the Los Angeles branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Affordable Housing Advisory Council of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, the Loan and Grant Committee of the California Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing. She currently serves on the boards of the California Community Reinvestment Corporation and of Mercy Housing California and chairs the Southern California Leadership Council of Enterprise Community Partners. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from University of California, Davis and a Master of Arts in Urban Planning from UCLA.