Ms. Gonzalez is a Senior Development Consultant with BETCO Housing Lab. In this role she strategizes site selection for clients, works with debt and equity providers to ensure a timely closing, and assists clients with post award activities. Her career in affordable housing began in 2011 working for a multifamily affordable housing developer. Ms. Gonzalez's responsibilities included analyzing potential developments for competitiveness, negotiating site acquisition, determining project feasibility, submitting applications to state agencies, coordinating meetings with political representatives and neighborhood stakeholders. She also worked with the construction and management teams from ground break to lease up to ensure timely delivery of buildings. During her time as a Development Manager, Ms. Gonzalez worked in Texas, Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, and Virginia.
After working as a Development Manager, Ms. Gonzalez worked for JPMorgan Chase as a Commercial Banker. She was responsible for originating construction loans for affordable housing developments in the central United States. She helped clients finance residential and commercial developments using housing tax credits, historic tax credits, new market tax credits and various other financing sources. Ms. Gonzalez has experience working with funding sources such as the Housing Tax Credit Program, HOME program, AHP Program, and others.
Juli is originally from Del Rio, Texas. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008.
Senior Development Consultant
HOUSING LAB was created in 2011 and is a subsidiary of Grantworks, Inc. that was founded in 1979. The parent company, Grantworks, Inc., has been providing Community Development services across the State of Texas since its inception. Both companies were established by Mr. Bruce Spitzengel and their offices are headquartered in Austin, Texas. BETCO Consulting is certified by the State of Texas as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB).
The firm consists of two Multifamily Housing and four Community Development experts with a combined 112 years of experience working with local, state and federal resources to administer, implement and monitor various housing and community development programs.
HOUSING LAB is a full service housing development consulting firm. The firm specializes in the securing of funds for the development of affordable housing via programs such as Housing Tax Credits (9% and 4%), HOME, Federal Home Loan Bank and other public funds. Our firm has also developed a sophisticated geospatial tool to analyze numerous areas for optimal site selection to meet the needs of our clients.
We have the tools and experience necessary to provide guidance in maneuvering through intricate financial and programmatic structures with one or more funding sources to assist our clients with the development of quality affordable housing.