When it comes to the challenges within communities, not all states are the same.

Lack of government funding significantly affects organizations and the Latino and low-income families they serve.  Significant growth of the Latino population within certain U.S. regions increases the need for affordable housing, access to quality healthcare, education, and workforce development training to maintain economic stability.

To complement its historical community development lending activities, RDF is integrating added capacity-building and enterprise consulting services for its prospects, UnidosUS Affiliates, and clients.

Within this framework, we focus on providing critical support services that enhance community development lending opportunities benefitting low-income and Latino communities and the organizations serving them.

RDF has established dedicated business units in growth areas to work with state and local experts in the fields of education, affordable housing, and healthcare in the:

  • East Coast Region
    • Brian Champeau, Sr. Director
    • Ariel G. Behr, Director
    • Peter McDougal, Senior Investment Associate
  • Pacific Northwest Region
    • Amanda Sanchez, Sr. Director
  • U.S. Mexico Border Region
  • South Central Region
    • Frank Escobedo, Sr. Director


Brian Champeau

Sr. Director

Amanda Sanchez

Sr. Director of Education & West Coast Region

Ariel G. Behr

Director of East Coast Region

Frank Escobedo

Sr. Director of Operations