Retirement Housing Foundation Welcomes New Team Members

Yuri Escadon and Andre Perry

Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF), one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of affordable housing and services, has hired two new executive staff members.

On Oct. 3, 2022, Yuri Escandon joined the RHF Team as vice president of affordable housing operations. He oversees the daily operations of Foundation Property Management and RHF Management, Inc., the arm of RHF that is responsible for its 180 affordable housing communities for low income seniors, working families and persons with disabilities.

Escandon brings 20 years of experience in nonprofit affordable housing management, focusing on effective leadership, operational insight, and innovative property management strategies. He is a licensed California Real Estate Broker and is continuing his education at the Davis School of Gerontology.

Andre Perry joined RHF on Oct. 10, 2022, as vice president and COO, a newly created position within the organization that oversees development, acquisitions and affordable housing operations.

Perry brings more than 20 years of experience in the fields of real estate development, affordable housing finance, nonprofit management law, and real estate finance, and most recently served as Manager of the Proposition HHH Unit and Multifamily Tax-Exempt Bond Unit for the City of Los Angeles’s Housing Department (LAHD). He holds a law degree from Wayne State University Law School and university honors degrees in economics and mathematics from Wayne State University. 

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