Board Director Robert Jones
Mr. Jones has extensive experience in housing as a professional and as a volunteer. For nine years Mr. Jones has served on the board and is one of the founders of the EPA CAN DO, a Community Housing and Development Organization (CHDO) whose main mission is to create and maintain affordable housing and to promote community economic development. Mr. Jones has been engaged over the years in Community Homeownership and Preservation Programs, which are programs to help existing homeowners stay in their homes through foreclosure intervention counseling and by providing foreclosure prevention educational workshops.
Mr. Jones served on the OICW board, which is a local job-training program serving East Palo Alto. Mr. Jones also spent five years as Project Developer for Eden Housing, Inc. and was the recipient of a fellowship from the non-profit Housing Association of Northern California where he spent eighteen months learning the technical aspect of affordable housing development. This training, combined with his previous experience as an independent real estate agent for Coldwell Banker, Century 21 and Adger Realty, equipped him with the practical experience of buying and selling real estate, development of new construction single family homes, as well as, multi-family apartments. Mr. Jones tenure with Eden Housing prepared him for his leadership role with EPA CAN DO. Mr. Jones, while with EPA CAN DO, helped the City of East Palo Alto develop a below market rate housing program which he managed for five years. Mr. Jones was a former board member of Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto. Also, Mr. Jones has served as a board member for the East Palo Alto Senior Center, Inc.
Mr. Jones has participated in many community and civic events and activities that work to improve the community.
Mr. Jones is a graduate of San Jose State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master Degree in Counselor Education.
Term: 10/17 to 11/18