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Alex Vega

For the past 10 years Alex Vega has been deeply committed to helping families achieve the dream of homeownership as Director of Lending Services for local non-profit VCCDC. Through his work and expertise in the mortgage industry, Alex has played an invaluable role in helping VCCDC reach its mission of strengthening the community by empowering low-to-moderate income families through homeownership and financial education.

Alex’s focus is on addressing the growing homeownership affordability gap facing very low, low, and moderate-income families living in Ventura County & Santa Barbara County by providing them with access to amortized and deferred subordinate loans made possible through affordable housing advocacy and capital raised from financial institutions, intermediaries, foundations, municipalities, and state and federal government.  Under Alex’s leadership, the VCCDC lending division has provided over $7M in down payment assistance and over $105M in first mortgage loans to first-time homebuyers, many who thought having a home in of their own in Ventura County was near impossible.

He holds a B.A. in International Business Administration from CSU Fullerton. He is endorsed by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and is a licensed real estate broker with 20 years in the mortgage and finance industry.

Alex is a long-time Ventura County resident. He currently resides in Ventura with his two sons.


Instructed by: Diana Tere

Diana was born & raised in French Polynesia Tahiti and moved to Santa Barbara 25 years ago. She started instructing Salsa & Bachata Dancing troughout the community and in the last 13 years at the Santa Barbara Dance Center & the Bunnie Curtis Dance studio in Carpinteria. She started her own Salsa Dance Team Emotion Aumiri. She is recently started a Brazilian Samba Dancing Group with her Partner Romy.  She has donated her time to many different organizations in Santa Barbara & Ventura counties. Diana Also Sells Real estate in Santa Barbara & Ventura County for the Last 10 years.


Charity: Ventura County Community Development Corporation

VCCDC’s mission is to strengthen and sustain vibrant communities by empowering individuals and families to build wealth through education and homeownership with a primary focus on serving low- to moderate-income clients.

Learn more about Ventura County Community Development Corporation

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