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CARING Housing Ministries is an organization whose caring heart drives our purpose, but whose entrepreneurial brain provides the engine. As CARING Housing Ministries President Nancy Spring reminds us, an entrepreneurial brain dictates: no margin, no mission, but without the mission, the margin has no importance in our business.

We continually accomplish our mission through the management of overall community needs while never losing sight of our personal commitment to the individual residents. Our attention to detail in management and oversight helps foster successful ongoing relationships and maintains communities that are both socially and fiscally fit.

Our expertise includes:

  • Program regulatory excellence
  • Human resources
  • Information technology
  • Purchasing
  • Legal
  • Advocacy
  • Public relations
  • Insurance
  • Land acquisition
  • Redevelopment/development
  • Construction
  • Funding programs
Nancy Spring
Nancy Spring

Nancy Spring has been part of the Front Porch family since 1991, when she joined California Lutheran Homes as administrator of Southland Lutheran Home and Geriatric Center. She became CARING Housing Ministries' executive director in 1993 and assumed her current post as president in 2006. Spring's experience in administration and affordable housing dates back more than 35 years and has earned her national recognition for her leadership, with honors including the Meritorious Service Award from the California Association Homes and Services for the Aging, the Rotary Award of Recognition, and the Leader of the Decade award from OAHA. Her extensive knowledge of administration of non-profit government programs adds another important layer to her expertise.
Soraya Diaz
Soraya S. Diaz
Director of Operations

Soraya S. Diaz is both a tax credit and occupancy specialist who has served CARING Housing Ministries for 29 years, formally as the assistant vice president. Today, she utilizes her years of accounting, budget development, community management and operations experience to oversee the day-to-day operations for all CARING Housing Ministries communities. Her wide-ranging responsibilities include interpreting and implementing regulatory occupancy requirements and managing our talented team of occupancy, fiscal specialists and building engineers.
Barbara Schwerdt
Barbara Schwerdt
Director of Training and Education

Barbara Schwerdt has been coordinating the training needs of CARING Housing Ministries' staff since 2001, and also develops curriculum and leads all training programs. She is both a tax credit and occupancy credit specialist who developed her expertise working with CARING Housing Ministries' core clientele, beginning in 1990 as an administrator at Pilgrim Tower for the Deaf and Elderly. Everything from her educational background (she has a Bachelor of Arts in Deaf Studies with a minor in Gerontology), to her extensive experience in senior administration has led to her thorough understanding of the importance of proper staff training and education.