Levar Martin

Chief Program Officer

San Antonio, Texas

Email: lmartin@nalcab.org |Direct Line: 210.775.6054

Levar Martin is an executive member of the National Association of Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) leadership who has extensive programmatic experience in the areas of data analysis and research, and technical assistance to member organizations and government entities around affordable housing and policy.

As the NALCAB’s Director of Programs, he oversees NALCAB’s national program areas of equitable neighborhood development, small business investment, family financial capability and rural capacity building program, which includes the rural revolving loan fund. Levar also drives NALCAB’s work in building the capacity of small business lenders and minority serving Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs); and integrating financial capability across asset building programs.

Prior to joining NALCAB, Levar worked as a manager for a small business and completed his internship with the City of San Antonio’s Department of Planning and Community Development, focusing on Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Urban Studies from Trinity University and a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

Levar currently serves on the San Antonio Housing Authority’s Moving to Work Advisory Committee, the City of San Antonio’s Vacant Building Advisory Committee, BB&T’s Texas Advisory Committee, and RAISE Texas’ Board of Directors. He is the 2018 recipient of the Rising Star Award for Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Texas at San Antonio for his outstanding professional progression in the discipline of urban planning and was recently selected to the NeighborWorks America Achieving Excellence Executive Leadership program at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.