Michelle Espinosa Coulter is the Director of Artist Housing with Meta Housing Corporation.
Since 2006, she has managed the development of 21 affordable housing projects, with 1540 units, and $530 million Total Development Costs. She is responsible for public and private financing, design development, and program development. She has expanded Meta Housing’s arts colony model from projects that improve the physical, mental, and social health of seniors through arts programming, to projects that give refuge from Southern California’s housing crisis to low-income working artists and their families. By serving Art Share Los Angeles, she hopes to increase and improve housing opportunities for artists.
Ms. Coulter holds a dual M.A. in Urban Planning from UCLA and M.S. in Accounting. Prior to her career in community development, she enjoyed a 7-year career in public accounting and with the Federal Reserve Bank.
Michelle lives in Eagle Rock, is married to Chris Coulter, who is a principal in the Glendale school district. They are the very proud parents of a daughter, Siena.
*** Meta is a mission-driven, for-profit organization whose communities cultivate pride, resilience, and happiness, not just in our city and financing partners, but in the thousands of residents who call Meta communities home. Our tenants aren’t just financially supported with our affordable housing, our service providers constantly customize tutoring, life skill training, and health and nutrition programs, so that our tenants are happy and engaged civic participants.