The Fair Housing of Marin (FHOM) Board of Directors has appointed Caroline Peattie as executive director, effective immediately.
Prior to her appointment Peattie was serving as the housing director of the organization. She has 17 years of experience at FHOM and 26 years in the fair housing field.
Peattie began her fair housing work in 1987 at ECHO Fair Housing in Hayward and eventually became executive director of Sentinel Fair Housing in Oakland. Nancy Kenyon, FHOM’s founding Executive Director, hired Peattie as a Fair Housing Specialist in 1996.
She eventually became housing director at FHOM, supervising the fair housing and foreclosure counseling programs. She planned, researched, and co-authored Marin County’s 2010 Analysis of Impediments.
She also played an integral part in planning and conducting innovative fair housing investigative projects, such as the HUD-award winning Residential Care Facility Race Audit, numerous Voice Identification Audits, and a full range of other audit investigations across insurance, mortgage lending, sales, and rental housing markets.
In 2009, Peattie was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Fair Housing Alliance.
“The board is thrilled to have Caroline as the head of the FHOM team,” said Paula Allen, Fair Housing of Marin’s board president.
Peattie received her undergraduate education from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and earned a masters degree in the Management of Human Services at the Florence Heller School of Social Welfare at Brandeis University.