917 Fairlington Drive 863 602 5166
Lakeland, Florida 33813-1234 HerbertHernandez2@gmail.com
AFFORDABLE HOUSING CEO
High integrity, mission focused and visionary leader known for his ability to cre ate
successful outcomes in complex situations through creativity and perseverance. Team
builder and collaborative partner with superior track record of revenue enhancement
through grant writing, resourceful management and real estate development. Additional
areas of expertise include:
Resident Programs and Services Customer Service Conflict Resolution
Organizational Improvement Team Building Implementation of Best Practices
Government Regulations Cost Management Government Relations
Strategic Planning Project Management Human Resources Management
Revenue Enhancement Finance and Budgeting Policy/Procedure De velopment
Public Housing Low Income Tax Credit Housing Housing Choice Vouchers
Hernandez Properties Virginia, Florida
Own and manage single-family homes and condominiums as rental property.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 1995-2011
Lakeland Housing Authority Lakeland, Florida
Utilized Low Income Housing Tax Credits and other sources totaling $43 million
to modernize/construct 247 apartments since 2007.
Grew agency total revenues from $5 million to $25 million in 15 years.
Only agency in Florida to win so many tax credits, be its own lead developer, and
manage its own tax credit properties.
Produced income streams from real estate development in excess of several
hundred thousand dollars each year.
Generated 70% expansion of the High Performing Housing Choice Voucher
Implemented 1999 HOPE VI Revitalization Plan including Section 5h and
Section 32 homeownership plans for condominium conversion and
homeownership sales of 60+ homes.
o Demolished 380 public housing apartments and relocated 343 families.
o Constructed/renovated 236 apartments.
Established 501(c)(3) Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO)
to assist in implementation of affordable housing plans.
Created property management company to manage tax credit properties.
Won 23 NAHRO awards since 1996 and numerous other FAHRO and HUD
awards. Many of these awards related to innovative resident services programs
such as YouthBuild, 21st Century After-School Learning programs, office and
maintenance skills trainee programs, and partnerships with local community
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 1990-1995
ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 1986-1990
MODERNIZATION COORDINATOR 1983-1986
HOUSING PLANNER 1982-1983
Petersburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Petersburg, Virginia
Implemented full range of affordable housing and redevelopment programs
including neighborhood CDBG housing rehabilitation programs.
Earned High Performing status for both public housing and housing choice
Converted public housing apartments to affordable town homes.
NAHRO Certificate of Merit for Drug Elimination Program and NAHRO Agency
Award of Excellence for Homeownership Program.
Recipient of more program grants over a three-year period than any other
Housing Authority in Virginia.
Senior Vice-President Elect of the Virginia Association of Housing and
Community Development Officials.
REAL ESTATE SALESMAN 1980-1985
Century 21 Virginia Homes Unlimited Midlothian, Virginia
Tri-City Realty Colonial Heights, Virginia
Sold homes for a firm which developed four subdivisions of passive solar homes.
Skilled in solar energy design, financing, housing market analysis, federal and
state home ownership programs, real estate sales.
American Solar Energy Builders Chesterfield, Virginia
Specialized in carpentry subcontracting for new homes, additions and remodeling.
BACHELOR OF CITY PLANNING University of Virginia
American Institute of Planners Student Award for Outstanding Achievement. Five-year
professional degree program from the School of Architecture. Selected for residency on The
Certified Housing Choice Voucher Specialist – 2011
Florida Housing Authorities Risk Management Insureds Board of Directors, 1997 – 2011,
Vice-President – 2003 – 2011
Lakeland-Polk Housing Corporation, Secretary/Treasurer – 1996 – 2011
Rutgers PHA Executive Director Certification Program Coursework– 2000 – 2008
Section 8 Homeownership Training– 2003
Appointed by Governor Chiles and Governor Bush to Florida Affordable Housing Study
Commission – 1998 – 2003
Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine – 1998 – 2002
Certified Section 8 Manager – 2002
Supervisory Certificate Skills Program for Housing Authorities – 2001
Certified in HOPE VI Mixed Finance Procurement – 1999
Leadership/Meyers Briggs Type Indicator – 1999
Leadership Lakeland – 1998
Virginia Association of Housing and Community Development Officials, 1985 – 1995,
Senior Vice-President Elect – 1995
Vice-President for Housing – 1993 – 1995
Vice-President for Administration and Finance – 1991 – 1993
Dale Carnegie Graduate – 1994
Certified Public Housing Manager – 1993
Petersburg Housing Corporation, Executive Director – 1992 – 1995
Petersburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Incentive Award – 1989
Petersburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Special Liaison Award – 1986
Certified in HUD Procurement –1984
National Association of Realtors – 1980 – 1985
Coach of City of Worcester Baseball Champions (young teens) – 1976
Worcester Cooperation Council Incorporated – 1975 – 1976
American Institute of Planners (AIP) Student Award for Outstanding Achievement – 1975
AIP Aid to Minority Planning Students Scholarship – 1973 – 1975
University of Virginia Intermediate Honors – 1972
Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship – 1970 – 1973