LINC Housing has announced that Hunter L. Johnson, longtime president and CEO, is retiring. Rebecca Clark, an affordable housing industry veteran, was set to take over the top post Nov. 10.
Under Johnson’s leadership, LINC has grown into one of the most productive nonprofit affordable housing builders in California. When he started at LINC, the company had about 1,000 units in its portfolio. Today, LINC can take credit for helping to develop more than 7,500 homes in 73 communities throughout the state. In addition, Johnson was instrumental in the launch of the LINC Cares residents services department and SEED Partners, a mission driven energy and water services company.
“Spending two decades with the same organization makes it a part of who you are,” said Johnson in a statement. "It's been my pleasure to work with such a talented staff and dedicated volunteer board. I’m pleased that Becky will take the reins, and I know she’ll provide excellent leadership and direction to the organization.”
Clark brings more than 25 years of experience to the Long Beach-based nonprofit. She founded Clark Consulting Group, a consulting firm that provides expertise on affordable housing and community development to clients throughout California, including LINC Housing. Prior to establishing her consulting firm, Clark served as CEO to National Community Renaissance and executive vice president at BRIDGE Housing.