Fair Housing Director, Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, Milwaukee, WI
Bethany Sanchez directs the Fair Lending Program at the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, a 40-year old private nonprofit civil rights organization. Bethany has over 30 years of experience working in the housing and community development sector in California and Wisconsin. Early in her career, she ran a nonprofit home repair program and then developed affordable housing. She now develops and operates programs to combat predatory lending and foreclosure, working to ensure that every credit-worthy borrower has equal access to fairly priced credit. Bethany partners with local, state and national groups to create programs and policies to promote fair and affordable housing and equitable community development. She is the immediate past chair of NCRC’s board of directors, and is an active leader in Milwaukee’s homeownership consortium called Take Root Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Affordable Housing Coalition, the Alliance for Economic Inclusion, the Wisconsin Consumer Roundtable.