Matthew Fortini, Director
Finance and Budget Division
Matthew Fortini currently serves as the Director of Finance and Budget. Mr. Fortini previously served as Director of Administrative Services for the agency.
Mr. Fortini has over 28 years of public service experience having served in a variety of capacities with numerous agencies. Prior to joining the LACDA, Mr. Fortini was Assistant Division Manager for the City of Orlando, Parks Division. He also served as the Administrative Services Director for the City of Casselberry, Florida.
An experienced Manager, Mr. Fortini brings to the LACDA experience in Public Administration including managing Human Resources, Information Technology, Risk Management, Marketing, Purchasing, Facilities Management, and Parks and Recreation. His broad background and keen understanding of the operational needs of the organization provide the tools necessary to assess needs expeditiously and implement rapid solutions. Throughout his career, Mr. Fortini has been recognized as an excellent operations manager capable of finding efficiencies and developing staff to their fullest potential.
Mr. Fortini believes that public agencies should offer the highest level of customer service, and provide expertly managed services to all of its customers to maximize the efficiencies of the agency. He is also a strong proponent of operating his units in an efficient and effective manner commonly found within the private sector.
Mr. Fortini holds a Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Management from Penn State University.
Tracie Mann currently serves as the Director of the Housing Assistance Division (HAD) since 2019. Her objective is to fulfill our vision of going beyond Building Better Lives and Better Neighborhoods.
Tracie oversees more than 200 full-time employees and an annual budget in excess of $400 million. She began her career with the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) in 2010, as the first Manager to oversee operations at the Antelope Valley Office, then as a Manager in the Alhambra headquarters office having oversight responsibility of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Special Needs programs, which include Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing, Continuum of Care, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS, Project-Based Vouchers, Family Self-Sufficiency, Family Unification, Moderate Rehabilitation, and Mainstream. In that capacity, she also oversaw the Housing Advisor Unit, Homeless Incentive Program and Measure H activities.
HAD continues to be proud partners in the County’s Homeless Initiative in their commitment to end homelessness throughout Los Angeles County, and established partnerships with nine other Public Housing Agencies to nine for the Homeless Incentive Program (HIP). Additionally, HAD is proud to receive an additional 1,964 Emergency Housing Vouchers made available through the American Rescue Plan. HAD administers housing assistance for nearly 30,000 individuals and families in Los Angeles County.
Tracie has more than 30 years of public service experience. She began her career in a case management-level position and worked her way up through the ranks, including as a public housing property manager. Tracie has extensive program knowledge, as well as considerable experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with external organizations and community leaders. Additionally, Tracie currently serves as a member of the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities’ (CLPHA) Tenant-Based Committee.
Additionally, Tracie has been committed to finding ways to increase the number of property owners participating in the LACDA’s rental assistance programs and provided guidance in the implementation of a new business model, Open Doors that launched on January 1, 2020. Under Tracie’s leadership, the HAD successfully expended nearly $1.3 million to secure housing for nearly 1,100 families. Moreover, Tracie had an essential part in the LA County COVID-19 and other rent relief programs, deploying over $200 million to residential tenants and property owners.
Tracie holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from California State University San Bernardino.