CDF's Habitat Volunteer Day
(L-R): CDF's Annette Billingsley, SVP; Debbie Koski, AVP; Judy Kong-Cheung, SVP; Terce Sandifer, SVP; Doua Vang, AVP; Louie So, VP; Ted Holman, VP

In Brief

Union Bank sponsors RHF banquet

Union Bank was pleased to sponsor the 52nd annual meeting and banquet for the Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF) in February. RHF makes a difference in its communities by providing housing options and services for older adults, economically disadvantaged families, and persons with disabilities. RHF communities are located in 25 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


Union Bank Lends a Hand to Habitat for Humanity in Daly City

A group of Union Bank volunteers got hands-on experience in real estate development recently — by rolling up their sleeves on a construction site.

Employees from the bank's Real Estate Industries group spent a full day working on Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco's largest project — a three-story affordable housing condominium development in Daly City. Slated to be finished later this year, the $15 million project will allow 36 families to become homeowners. The Union Bank team assisted with a range of construction tasks, including laying concrete, clearing debris, landscaping and installing screen doors.


CDF Executive Named a "2012 Young Leader"

Terce Sandifer, CDF Senior Vice President and Originations Manager, was named one of five "up-and-comers" in the affordable housing industry by Affordable Housing Finance magazine. The magazine noted Sandifer's role in pioneering the CDF group's combined debt/equity financing in order to provide swifter, more efficient and more reliable transactions for CDF customers.


WHCHC Beam-Signing
(L-R): CDF's Johanna Gullick, SVP; Jessica Mackenzie, AVP; and Perica Bell, VP; Perla Eston, President, Inclusive Homes; and Robin Conerly, Executive Director and Ramon Mendez, Jr., Board Chair, WHCHC


Affordable Housing Development Celebrated With Beam-Signing

Community leaders and elected officials joined staff members from the West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation (WHCHC) recently to celebrate the ongoing construction of a 32-unit affordable housing development in West Hollywood. Participants signed a commemorative beam to mark progress of the Courtyard at La Brea, a five-story development that will provide housing to low-income households as well as people with disabilities and transition-age youth.

Separately, Union Bank was honored to receive the "Building For the Future Award" by WHCHC at a gala celebration held in West Hollywood in March.