Greater Albuquerque Housing Partnership

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Felipe Rael - Executive Director

Felipe joined the GAHP from the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority, where he provided debt and equity solutions for affordable housing development throughout New Mexico.  In 2014 the Department provided debt and equity financing for over 1,000 units of affordable housing for New Mexico families.  Prior to MFA he held management positions at Arbor Commercial Mortgage, Bank of America, Berkshire Mortgage and Bascom Group.  Felipe was born and raised in Taos and holds degrees from Claremont McKenna College and an MBA in Finance from the Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and training for endurance races throughout the west. Felipe has been at the GAHP since 2014.


Tim Matthews - Asset Management Associate

Tim comes to the GAHP from the Boy Scouts of America, where he served as the Executive Officer for the El Valle Manzano District Committee.  He has over three years of fundraising and recruiting experience.  Tim brings strong leadership skills to the GAHP.  Tim has a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from Austin College. Tim moved to the Albuquerque area in 2014 and has been with the GAHP since 2016.

David Poole - Social Services Coordinator

An Albuquerque native, David has had a varied career as a musician, teacher, carpenter and writer. He comes to the GAHP after 27 years with the La Mesa Presbyterian Church, located in the International District. While teaching and directing music, he was also involved in the church’s food pantry, the beautification of the neighborhood, the founding of the La Mesa Arts Academy, and providing free after-school arts education. Other adventures include the Albuquerque Opportunity Center, a shelter for homeless men, and New Mexico Women’s Global Pathways, a non-profit building economic opportunity for refugee women and girls.