Cathy Capone Bennett is the first Executive Director of the Twin Cities Housing Alliance (TCHA). TCHA is a newly created non-profit dedicated to addressing housing challenges and strengthening community vitality in the Twin Cities region. Through strategic policy development, education, and impactful advocacy, TCHA works with local governments and allied organizations to ensure affordable, stable, and safe housing is attainable for all in our region.
Cathy is a trusted housing policy expert with 30 years of experience in private-public alliances, program development, and project management in all facets of housing policy, development and redevelopment planning, and strategic implementation. Her entire career has been focused on ensuring that communities are good places for people to live, work and play.
Cathy is also the owner of Bennett Community Consulting and is recognized as a respected, valued community development and real estate Consultant in Minnesota. Cathy has years of experience with a wide range of real estate and community services helping clients and communities thrive and grow. Cathy has provided community development consulting for the public, nonprofit, and private sectors, including the Urban Land Institute and the Regional Council of Mayors. She served as the director of community and economic development for the cities of Mounds View and Roseville and has provided consulting services for several Twin Cities communities, non-profits and the real estate industry. Cathy also serves as a Commissioner on the Chisago County HRA-EDA and a board member of Community Housing Corporation.