The Policy and Planning department applies a planning-oriented perspective to support the Agency’s mission and strategic goals. Initiatives include research, analysis, reporting, interagency partnerships and advocacy. Richard has led the Agency’s strategic planning efforts and Moving to Work (MTW) planning and reporting, as well as serving as SAHA’s representative for various interagency efforts. Under his policy activities, he has represented SAHA at local, state and national forums, advocating for affordable housing issues. Prior to joining SAHA, Richard served as a Community Development Manager for the City of San Antonio.