Irma Poe

Irma Poe retired from full-time employment in 2013, after eleven years with the Corporation for Supportive Housing* (CSH); the last six as Senior Program Manager. Over a 30+ years career in the supportive housing industry, Irma held several increasingly demanding positions: Director of Tenant Services, Occupancy Specialist and Certified Housing Manager for Community Housing Partnership (CHP) San Francisco (1990-1996); Resident Services Director for Resources for Community Development (RCD) Berkeley, 1997-2001; CSH, where she was initially hired as Program Officer for Program Monitoring and Quality Assurance. Irma was deployed from CSH’s Northern CA region to provide technical assistance, training, grants monitoring and advocacy in 56 CA counties and more than 20 states.

Since 2013, Irma continues to be employed as a supportive housing consultant, contracted by CSH, the SF Mayors Office of Housing, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp (TNDC) and other SF bay-area affordable/supportive housing entities, to provide training and technical assistance to supportive housing stakeholders; she is currently under contract with Chinatown CDC (CCDC), SF. Since 1992, Irma has served on the board of directors of several non-profit corporations committed to providing quality affordable housing, economic development opportunity, and other assistance to special needs households, e.g. TNDC, Community Housing Development Corp., North Richmond (CHDCNR), East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO); she is currently serving a third board term with CCDC.