Irvine, Calif.—WNC, a national investor in real estate and community development initiatives, announced today that its founder and Chairman of the Board, Will Cooper Sr., was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the California Housing Consortium. He received the award at the 2013 Senior Policy Forum & California Housing Hall of Fame Awards held in Sacramento on May 16.
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes those individuals who have made a profound impact and demonstrated a substantial contribution toward advancing the cause of affordable housing in California. Cooper Sr. received the award as a recognized leader in affordable housing, having testified before committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives regarding the sector.
Cooper Sr. is Director Emeritus of California Housing Consortium, which he cofounded in 1997 as the statewide housing advocacy organization representing a united front in a non-partisan effort to advance housing and community development across California. He founded WNC in 1971 to specialize in the development and syndication of affordable rental housing properties.