Matthew O. Franklin

Matthew O. "Matt" Franklin joined MidPen Housing Corporation as President in July 2008. Matt is responsible for the strategic direction of MidPen and oversees all areas of the company including real estate development, property and asset management, corporate administration and resident services. Matt came to MidPen from an appointed post as Executive Director of the San Francisco's Mayor's Office of Housing where he coordinated all City housing policy and oversaw the financing for 3,500 new affordable rental units and the compliance monitoring for 24,000 existing affordable units.

Matt's previous roles include Director of California's Department of Housing and Community Development where he was the Governor's lead housing policy advisor; Vice President of Emerging Markets for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage where he managed multi-billion dollar programs producing more than 100,000 loans nationwide for low-moderate-income and minority customers; and senior positions at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under President Clinton.

Matt currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Housing Trust, the California Housing Consortium and the Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California. He held previous board posts on the California Housing Finance Agency and the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee. Matt received his MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and his bachelor's in political science from Colgate University. He also attended the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.