Building on more than two decades of experience in housing development and policy, Preston Prince took the helm of Fresno Housing in 2007. Prince shaped his housing philosophy through his experiences at the Seattle-based nonprofit Common Ground, Kitsap County Housing Authority, and the Seattle Housing Authority. Prince combines creativity in housing development with a community-based leadership style that has allowed him to leverage resources to address the housing and community development needs of the diverse communities of Fresno County.
In an effort to link Fresno Housing with local communities, and to raise the level of awareness within the county of the role housing plays for low-income households, Prince has forged crucial partnerships with public and private agencies, elected officials, residents, community members, businesses, schools, and nonprofits. He has worked with the private and public sectors to bring much needed financial resources to create vibrant and healthy neighborhoods throughout Fresno County and has been dedicated to the broad goal of improving the health, wealth, and education of all Fresno County residents.
Prince is a member of the Fresno Bridge Academy, Economic Development Corporation, and the Fresno Workforce Investment Boards. In 2007, he was recognized by the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) as an Outstanding Director. In 2013, he was elected by his peers as President of NAHRO, putting Fresno Housing at the core of national discussions on housing policy.
Prince is married to a school teacher and enjoys golf and running marathons.
Deputy Executive Director
In her position with Fresno Housing, Tracewell Hanrahan assists the Executive Director in assuring that the agency operates effectively, efficiently, and in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. She oversees all agency operations, the Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing programs, as well as Resident Services and other programs.
She is the former Executive Officer for School Leadership at Fresno Unified School District. In her position with Fresno Unified, she served on the superintendent’s executive cabinet and co-chaired the Commission on Workforce Readiness and Career Technical Education, where she led workforce development and business community engagement initiatives.
Hanrahan has also worked for a double bottom-line private equity fund and managed financial operations of business units of corporations. She has been involved in an array of community activities, including the Regional Jobs Initiative and the Fresno West Coalition for Economic Development.
Hanrahan is the mother of five children and participates on several committees and boards at her children’s schools.
Chief of Staff / Director of Strategic Initiatives & Housing Programs
With over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit/public sector, Angie Nguyen joined Fresno Housing in November 2009 to oversee the agency’s Homeless Initiatives. In 2013, she became the Senior Manager of Resident Services to oversee the coordination and expansion of services within all agency housing programs and grow the agency’s affordable housing portfolio.
Today, as the Chief of Staff and Director of Strategic Initiatives & Housing Programs, Nguyen’s responsibilities have expanded to ensure the agency aligns our efforts, policies, and partnerships with local and national best practices that promote quality housing, engaged residents, and vibrant communities.
Nguyen led Fresno’s efforts in the 100,000 Homes Campaign in early 2010, which has since evolved into Built for Zero. She is actively engaged in local, state, and federal initiatives such as the Birth through 3rd Grade (B3), Grade Level Reading, Starting Smart and Strong, and various initiatives related to addressing homelessness. Nguyen has served as Chair & Executive Board Member of the Fresno Madera Continuum of Care and currently serves on the B3 Policy Cabinet and Executive Board of the Fresno Housing Education Corps.
Emily De La Guerra
Director of Finance & Administrative Services
Emily De La Guerra joined Fresno Housing in 2011, and has served in various capacities across the agency. As part of the Executive Leadership team, she acts as the director in charge of business and finance functions, works closely with other members of the Executive Team to develop and implement the overall strategy for the organization, and acts as an internal consultant to ensure departmental strategies are aligned with operational and financial goals. As the Director of Finance and Administrative Services, she is responsible for the financial stewardship and overall efficiency and effectiveness of the organization. De La Guerra oversees the strategic direction and operations of Accounting and Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Policy and Evaluation, and Administrative Services departments. She manages an annual operating and capital budget of over $200 million dollars and the human resources for over 220 employees.
De La Guerra currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Jane Addams Community Development Corporation and the Advisory Board for Self-Help Federal Credit Union. Prior to joining Fresno Housing, De La Guerra owned and managed a consulting firm that focused on small business operations and marketing. She was born in San Jose, CA, earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Finance from the California State University, East Bay, and now resides in Fresno with her husband and two children.
Director of Planning & Development
As the Director of Planning & Development, Michael Duarte is responsible for multifamily housing real estate transactions for Fresno Housing. Since joining Fresno Housing in January 2007, Duarte has been instrumental in leading the development of thousands of new, quality affordable housing units with investments exceeding $600 million.
Duarte has experience working with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) demolition and disposition application process, low-income public housing mixed-finance, HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration, project-based Section 8, HOPE VI, McKinney-Vento Supportive Housing Program, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco Affordable Housing Program, Neighborhood Stabilization Program, Mental Health Services Act program funding, Multifamily Housing Program, and Veterans Housing and Homelessness Prevention program administered by the State of California and both four percent and nine percent Low-Income Housing Tax Credit programs.
Duarte has worked on projects targeting rehabilitation and creation of new public housing, senior housing, family housing, and permanent supportive housing for the homeless. Developments completed include mixed-use and mixed-income projects and often focus on neighborhood redevelopment and investment. Michael serves on the Housing California Board and is a lifelong resident of Fresno County.