Ava Kuo Promoted to Associate Director
of Housing Development 
at First Community Housing 
San Jose, CA, February 26, 2020 – Ava Kuo has been promoted to Associate Director of Housing Development at First Community Housing (FCH), a local non-profit housing developer. “I am excited to announce the promotion of Ava from Senior Project Manager to Associate Director of Housing Development,” notes Regina Celestin Williams, Director of Housing Development. “Ava has been with FCH for more than 4 years and has contributed greatly to her role on the Development Team by managing two of FCH's new housing developments under construction, securing competitive statewide funding for FCH's developments such as an award of Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities funding and tax-exempt bond financing, and breaking ground on a development project that had been in FCH’s pipeline for more than 10 years among other things.” 
Ms. Kuo has more than 15 years of experience in affordable housing development. Prior to moving to the Bay Area in 2014, she helped to develop affordable housing in Chicago, Boston, Sacramento, Raleigh, NC, and Hyattsville, MD. She also provided technical assistance to businesses in Chicago for the region’s Clean Air Counts campaign. Her credentials include a Masters in Regional Planning from UNC Chapel Hill and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.  
FCH President and CEO, Geoff Morgan notes, “Over the years, Ava has gone beyond expertly managing our most difficult developments, to assuming a leadership role and the training of our project management team. It is only fitting that this leadership is recognized through her promotion.” 
Ava will continue to manage some of FCH's most innovative and complex developments and to share her significant experience with the development team through mentoring and increased leadership of special projects going forward. Help us to congratulate Ava on her new promotion. 
About FCH
First Community Housing is a non-profit, public benefit Housing Development Corporation, located in San José, California and is organized and staffed to develop, construct and manage multi-family, affordable housing. Since 1986, FCH has created housing for more than 3,900 San Francisco Bay Area residents. Affordability levels at FCH developments range from 20-60% of the area median income with 90% of these residents at 50% or below the median. FCH locates its developments in transit-rich neighborhoods and offers free annual transit passes to its Santa Clara County tenants. FCH is resident-centric and offers resident programs such as community gardens, healthy food access, classes in digital literacy, job-skill enhancement and more. See a video overview here:
Geoffrey Morgan, President & CEO, First Community Housing, (408) 291-8650 x19