Caring for Our Loved Ones
At Innovative Development and Living Solutions of California (IDLS), our mission is to provide safe, decent and affordable housing options for needy residents of California with a particular focus on the elderly and disabled.
What We Do
Non-Profit Housing Corporation
IDLS is a non-profit (501c3) niche market housing development corporation operating in Fresno County.
Affordable Senior Living
The primary goal of IDLS is to develop and operate affordable senior assisted living facilities targeted to low-income seniors.
Senior Niche Housing
In Fresno County alone, there is an estimated 50,000 seniors (65+) who could qualify to live in affordable assisted living, if option existed. A solution focused on compassionate care is exactly what Fresno needs.
Michael has 20 years of experience in urban planning, real estate, public policy, housing, redevelopment, and transportation planning. He is the former Housing and Community Development Manager for the City of Fresno where he successfully managed the creation of over 1,000 new affordable housing units. He founded Sigala Inc in 2007.
Michael’s experience also spans several years of private consultation with the California companies of Keyser Marston Associates and BAE. He was on the transition team for the Presidio of San Francisco, and has conducted market, feasibility, housing, and redevelopment studies for numerous localities across California.
Michael holds a Bachelors of Economics and a Masters of City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley where he concentrated on economic development and transportation planning. Michael Sigala is a native of Fresno, Ca.
Sue Austin has been an assisted living professional for over 20 years. She currently operates her own consulting firm that offers referral and placement services for seniors. This services helps to meet the needs of those in search of retirement/independent living, residential care, dementia care, and skilled nursing facilities. She meets with families, provides personal tours, visits different facilities, and answers the many difficult questions that come up during this process. Before owning her own company, Sue was the Executive Director for The Windham, one of Fresno’s largest senior communities, for over eight years. The Windham offers 200 unites of independent and assisted living and is a successful and well regarded community in Fresno.
Over the past 17 years Marisa has been involved in various capacities of multi-family and governmental development. In project management capacities she has overseen projects from site selection to certificate of occupancy. Specializing in elderly assisted living she has worked with and for some of the leading developers and operators in assisted living. She also has extensive experience in contract administration, program administration, facility maintenance, and property management.
Marisa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of California at Berkeley.
Salvador Gonzales is Chief Operating Officer at Lance-Kashian & Company, and has been with the company since 2011. Sal comes with an extensive background in Governmental Affairs working for former Lieutenant Governor, Mr. Cruz Bustamante, since 1995. Later he started his own consulting business to support clients in the Central Valley, Southern, and Northern California. In 2009 he became a partner in a newly formed Redevelopment Agency consulting firm called The Triangle Associates.
Sal is responsible for day-to-day activities at Lance-Kashian & Company, Shops at River Park, Palmdon, and other entities. He is responsible for overseeing Property Management, Asset Management, and Office Administration. Sal holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. Mr. Gonzales was Board Member of the Tulare-Kings and Fresno-Madera BIA and is currently a member of the Urban Land Institute and International Council of Shopping Centers.
Leah Simon-Weisberg is the Legal Director of Tenants Together. Before joining TT, Leah was the managing attorney of the Anti-Predatory Lending and Home Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Practice at Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA). Leah previously served as co-Executive Director of the Eviction Defense Network (EDN) in Los Angeles, California. At EDN, Leah litigated over 1,000 unlawful detainer cases on behalf of tenants facing eviction in Los Angeles County. Leah has extensive experience providing education to legal services providers and tenants facing eviction.
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