Sam Moss: Remembering Peter Neuendorff
Peter Neuendorff came to Caritas Management Corporation in 1986 to work as a property manager for the Mission Housing Development Corporation portfolio. He worked his way up the ladder to become President of Caritas in 1992, a position he held until 2016, when he moved to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to enjoy his retirement.
Peter Neuendorff represented all of the best things about the bond between the Mission Housing and Caritas Management families.
We were buoyed by his endless work ethic, his intelligence, and most of all, by his heart and soul. Peter supported our organizations — and our missions — with everything he had, and because of him we’ll be here for another fifty years.
Peter was also a champion for anyone who couldn’t champion for themselves, and he did it in a way that made you want to stand up and be heard. He would become one of my most important mentors, believing in me at a time when no one in the San Francisco Affordable Housing Industry at large would even give me the time of day.
What saddens me, besides losing one of my closest friends and confidants, is that I owe Peter a personal debt that I’ll never be able to repay. Perhaps one day, there will someone I can support and empower, in the same way that Peter made me want to strive for what others said was impossible.
With a heavy heart,
|Sam Moss, Executive Director|
Mission Housing Development Corporation