Director of Lending Initiatives
Cali Slepin joined National Housing Trust in 2021 and currently serves as the Director of Lending Initiatives. Cali leads the Lending team’s involvement in local efforts to support the preservation of small buildings. This work blends policy and lending, advocating for the right financing tools to stabilize DC-area families in place and preserve naturally occurring affordable housing.
Cali runs NHT’s TOPA Earnest Money Deposit Loan Program, which helped over 400 households pursue their TOPA rights in 2022. Additionally, she works on NHT’s homeownership initiative with Amazon, is a participant on the Small Buildings Collaborative, and serves as a core team member for DC’s Connecting Capital and Communities initiative.
Cali graduated with a Master of City Planning degree from UC Berkeley, focusing on affordable housing finance and community land trust policy. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies and Anthropology from Oberlin College.