CA Health & Safety Code Section 50902


Appointed members of the board shall be able persons broadly reflective of the economic, cultural, and social diversity of the state, including ethnic minorities and women. However, it is not intended that formulas or specific ratios be applied in order to achieve that diversity.


The Governor shall select four of his or her seven appointees from among the following categories: (1) an elected official of a city or county engaged in the planning or implementation of a housing, housing-assistance, or housing-rehabilitation program; (2) a person experienced in residential real estate in the savings and loan, mortgage banking, or commercial banking industry; (3) a person experienced as a builder of residential housing; (4) a person experienced in organized labor in the residential construction industry; (5) a person experienced in the management of rental or cooperative housing occupied by lower income households; (6) a person experienced in manufactured housing finance and development; and (7) a person representing the public. Not more than one person from each category may serve on the board at any one time, except that two members may be appointed by the Governor to represent the public.


The Governor shall also appoint two members who are residents of rental or cooperative housing financed by the agency or who are persons experienced in counseling, assisting, or representing tenants.


At least one of the members appointed by the Governor shall be a resident of a rural or nonmetropolitan area.


At least one of the members appointed by the Governor shall have specific knowledge of bonds and related financial instruments, interest rate swaps, and risk management.


The Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly shall each appoint a person representing the public. The term of members of the board shall be six years. Any person appointed to fill a vacancy on the board shall serve only for the remainder of the unexpired term. Members of the board shall, subject to continued qualification, be eligible for reappointment. If a member of the board ceases to meet the qualifications specified in this section, the membership of that person on the board shall be terminated.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

§ 50902’s source at ca​.gov