Announcing New Board Member: Dennis LaCaria
We are excited to welcome Dennis LaCaria to SHC’s Board of Directors.
Dennis is the Managing Partner of gruppoETICO, which was established in 2019 to improve lives and strengthen communities through building quality housing for families and individuals at (and below) 30% of Area Median Income. gruppoETICO is committed to the principles of Housing First. Immediately prior to gruppoETICO, Dennis worked for Mecklenburg County Government; he was responsible for crafting the community services delivery model and initiated the work to re-evaluate MWSBE participation as well as reconstituting the Continuum of Care under the County. Dennis also had, as part of his portfolio, an affordable housing strategy; he was able to get the first affordable housing policy adopted by the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners. Dennis has completed more than $2B in the acquisition, disposition, and development, including through public-private partnerships; and operated more than 22MM square feet of buildings in the public and private sectors. A Veteran of the U.S. Navy, Dennis has also been a contractor, planner, and manufacturer’s representative. Dennis has recently completed a term as a governing board member of the CoC. Dennis is married to Courtney; together, they live with children, dogs, chickens, ducks, pygmy goats, and alpaca.
We look forward to helping more neighbors in our community with Dennis on our team!