Truckee Tahoe Workforce Housing Agency appoints Heidi Volkhardt Allstead as new Executive Director

Submitted to the Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Truckee Tahoe Workforce Housing Agency Board of Directors has selected Heidi Volkhardt Allstead as its new Executive Director. After an extensive search, Allstead emerged as the leading candidate for the agency, succeeding the outgoing Director, Emily Vitas.

With over 20 years of leadership experience, Heidi’s professional experience and core values align seamlessly with the agency’s mission and vision. Throughout her career, she has been deeply involved in supporting various organizations in the greater Truckee-Tahoe region, playing a crucial role in developing strategies, implementing best practices, managing programs, and building sustainable and capacity-building projects.

Heidi Volkhardt Allstead

Notably, Heidi previously served as the Executive Director for the Martis Fund, where she supported the stewardship of nearly $13 million in grantmaking dollars for various projects, including a number of local workforce housing initiatives. Her core values, which emphasize strategic vision, collaboration, and relationship-building, make her an excellent fit for the role of Executive Director.

“Hiring a new Executive Director for this unique and vital role in our region was bittersweet. Emily was instrumental in providing vision and a strong foundation for the future. The TTWHA is at a turning point, where vision gets translated to action. We are confident that with Heidi’s leadership and organizational expertise, TTWHA will grow to provide benefit to our entire community and be a model for others beyond our region of collaboration across lines to achieve stability through the housing of critical workforce” shared Stephanie Holloway, Placer County Deputy County Executive Officer and TTWHA Board Member.

Among her numerous accomplishments in workforce housing, Heidi successfully collaborated with community partners such as Mountain Housing Council, Placer County, Town of Truckee, TTWHA, and Sierra Business Council to support local housing projects. During her tenure, the Martis Fund administered over $4 million for regional housing projects and programs. Heidi’s expertise extended to the successful management of the Martis Fund Down Payment Assistance Program, disbursing over $2.5 million in loans to more than 50 families.

“I have witnessed the growth and success of the TTWHA with Emily at the helm, and I am honored
to continue the agency’s legacy,” said Heidi. “I am confident that, together with the Board of Directors and our community partners, we can achieve even greater milestones in advancing the agency’s mission and implementing the recently approved 5-year strategic plan.”

The Truckee Tahoe Workforce Housing Agency is proud to welcome Heidi and is certain that her leadership will further strengthen the agency’s commitment to facilitating housing solutions for the entire Truckee Tahoe workforce.

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