Prior to joining Habitat, Jerry Zuniga ed a neighborhood revitalization program for Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley for over 8 years. During his tenure, his program became a community leader in home preservation services to low-income homeowners. By leveraging a vast network of contractors and volunteers, the program delivered over $5 million in market-rate renovation and preservation services per year.
While Jerry brings with him a vast knowledge of revitalization program development, his passion lies in serving the growing aging population. Jerry is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS), a designation through the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and actively serves on aging advisory councils in the Bay Area. Additionally, in partnership with the National Council on Aging (NCOA), Jerry co-developed the falls prevention training module for NCOA’s Aging Mastery Program (AMP).
His commitment to revitalization is not only professional, but spills into his personal life too. When he is not serving the community, Jerry spends his spare time restoring his 1930s Taylor-Wheeler home here in Fresno with his wife, two children and dog. When asked what he enjoys most about being a part of Habitat, Jerry responded, “Habitat allows me to be a conduit for positive change in my community. As a father, the greatest gift I can give to my children is a legacy of a life of positive and impactful service.”