Ann Sewill is the General Manager of the City of Los Angeles’ Housing Department, responsible for direction and oversight of the City’s programs for housing preservation development, accessible housing production, community investment, rent stabilization and code compliance. Prior to joining LAHD in July 2020, Ms. Sewill was the Vice President, Health & Housing, at the California Community Foundation, overseeing grant making, lending, public policy and advocacy portfolios, working to develop affordable housing to stabilize communities and end homelessness, and to address root causes affecting the health of Angelenos.
Before joining the foundation in June 2006, Sewill was Vice President and California Director of Enterprise Community Partners; Assistant General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department; CEO of the Los Angeles Community Design Center (now Abode Communities), and Housing Director for the City of Santa Monica. She also worked with the Los Angeles offices of the California Department of Housing and Community Development, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
In the past Sewill has served as a director of the Los Angeles branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Affordable Housing Advisory Council of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, the Loan and Grant Committee of the California Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing, and of Mercy Housing California. She currently serves on the boards of the California Housing Corporation and the Los Angeles Development Fund.