Cathy Creswell says that having a safe, affordable home is more than about housing — it’s about people’s health, economic stability and children’s education.

With more than 30 years of experience in affordable housing, Creswell has worked in government and private organizations. She was a Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency commissioner, an acting director at the California Department of Housing and Community Development, and is a current board member at the nonprofit organization Mutual Housing California.

Read the full interview here.