To advance City, State and Federal policies and funding to support the development and preservation of decent and affordable housing for all New Yorkers.

NYHC is a nonprofit affordable housing policy and advocacy organization.  We support decent affordable housing for all New Yorkers. We analyze public policy, educate and convene stakeholders and raise public awareness regarding New York’s need for affordable housing. We are a broad-based coalition comprised of a balanced mix of nonprofit and private developers, owners, managers, professionals, and funders of affordable housing.


Rachel Fee Executive Director [email protected] (646) 923-8542

Jessica Facciponti Director of Policy and Programs [email protected] (646) 923-8540

Reynold Martin Program Associate [email protected] (646) 923-8548

Board Members

Marc Jahr, NYHC Co-Chair Forsyth Street Advisors

Mathew Wambua, NYHC Co-Chair Merchants Capital/Richmac Funding President

Mark A. Willis, NYHC Treasurer NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy Senior Policy Fellow

Chuck Brass Forsyth Street Advisors Partner

Michelle de la Uz Fifth Avenue Committee Executive Director

Ralph Fasano, MA, MED, CRC Concern for Independent Living Executive Director

Todd Gomez Bank of America Merrill Lynch Senior Vice President

Bernell Grier IMPACCT Brooklyn Executive Director

John L. Kelly Nixon Peabody LLP Partner

Sydelle Knepper SKA Marin CEO and Founder

Robert O. Lehrman Lodestone Banking Consultancy Advisory Board Chairman

Alexa Sewell Settlement Housing Fund President

Sharmi Sobhan Chase Community Development Banking Executive Director

Lloyd W. Brown, II; Board Emeritus Citi Managing Director; Director of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and Fair Lending

Carol Lamberg, Lifetime Trustee

Daron Tubian; Board Emeritus Barings Real Estate Managing Director

Advisory Board

Peter Alizio, A-1 Realty Management
Douglas Apple, Consultant
Hercules Argyriou, Mega Contracting
Vic Bach, Community Service Society of New York
Winell Belfonte, CohnReznick LLP
Jim Buckley, University Neighborhood Housing Program
Susan Camerata, The Wavecrest Management Team Ltd.
Bernie Carr, Benchmark Title Agency, LLC
Wellington Chen, Chinatown Partnership
Rob Chiles, Regions Affordable Housing
Andrea Cianfrani, LiveON NY
Carol Corden, New Destiny Housing
Salvatore D’Avola, Neighborhood Restore/Restored Homes HDFC
Beatriz de la Torre, Trinity Wall Street
Harry DeRienzo, Banana Kelly CIA, Inc.
Benjamin Dulchin, AHND
Matt Dunbar, Habitat for Humanity New York City
Kathleen Dunn, KA Dunn Consulting & Development
Martin Dunn, Dunn Development Corp.
Peter Elkowitz, Long Island Housing Partnership, Inc.
Judy Engel, Engel & Partners Inc.
Peter Florey, D&F Development Group
Rella Fogliano, The MacQuesten Companies
Bill Frey, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Sam Ganeshan, Hudson Housing Capital LLC
Moses Gates, Regional Plan Association
Richard Gerwitz, Citi Community Capital
Mark Ginsberg, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP
John Gleber, Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc
Gerald Goldstein, Ezratty Ezratty & Levine
David Goldstein, Goldstein Hall PLLC
Kirk Goodrich, Monadnock Construction
David E. Gross, AIA, GF 55 Partners Inc.
David Hanzel, Capital One
Yoav Haron, Artimus Construction, Inc.
Rashida Henry, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Kevin Hoffman, Richman Capital
Jessica Katz, Citizens Housing and Planning Council
Bryan Kelly, Gotham Organization
Judi Kende, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Aaron Koffman, The Hudson Companies Inc.
Frank Lang, St. Nicks Alliance
Michael Lappin, MLappin & Associates
Jeff Levine, Douglaston Development / Levine Builders
Paimaan Lodhi, REBNY
John Madeo, Mountco Construction and Development Corp.
Dan Margulies, Associated Builders and Owners of Greater New York, Inc.
Sam Marks, LISC NYC
Marvin Markus, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Dan Martin, NYC Housing Partnership
Laura Mascuch, The Supportive Housing Network of NY
Thomas McCormack, BNY Mellon
Felice Michetti, Grenadier Realty Corp.
Jolie Milstein, New York State Association for Affordable Housing
Ron Moelis, L+M Development Partners
Preston Moore, Urban Home Ownership Corp.
Daniel Moritz, The Arker Companies
Niall Murray, Rockabill Consulting & Development
Gwen O’Shea, Community Development Corporation of Long Island
Naima Oyo, BankUnited
Christie Peale, Center for New York City Neighborhoods
Richard Roberts, Red Stone Equity Partners, LLC
Gary Rodney, CREA LLC
Brenda Rosen, Breaking Ground
Robert Rosenberg, RHG Communities
Msgr. Donald Sakano, St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral
Stephen Salup, Starrett Corporation
Eugene Schneur, Omni New York, LLC
Denise Scott, LISC
Kirsten Shaw, Low Income Investment Fund
Tony Shitemi, Urban Architectural Initiatives, RA, PC
Richard Singer, Hirschen Singer & Epstein LLP
Martin Siroka, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Mike Skrebutenas, The Community Preservation Corporation
Ann Soja
William Stein FAIA, Dattner Architects
David Stoopler, WilmerHale
Joe Strasburg, Rent Stabilization Association of NYC, Inc.
Joan Straussman, NeighborWorks
Joan Tally, Morgan Stanley
Todd Trehubenko, CBRE Capital Markets
Deborah VanAmerongen, Nixon Peabody LLP
David Walsh, JPMorgan Chase
Andrew Warren, TD Bank
Adam Weinstein, The Phipps Houses Group
Eli Weiss, Joy Construction Corp.
Steven Weiss, Cannon Heyman & Weiss, LLP
Alan Wiener, Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital
Evelyn Wolff, Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.
Emily Youssouf, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate
Raymond Yu, YucoJohn Gleber, Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc

New York Housing Conference (NYHC) was established in 1973 by Clara Fox, an icon in the affordable housing industry. The organization, formed to protest the Nixon housing moratorium, was co-chaired in by Nancy Le Blanc of Mobilization for Youth. Originally known as the Coalition to Save Housing, the name was changed three years later to New York Housing Conference, and the coalition affiliated with the National Housing Conference to strengthen NYHC’s capacity to advocate for affordable housing policy in the nation’s capital.

In response to the federal government’s retreat from urban housing programs in 1970s, NYHC initially focused on bringing attention to the need for expanded federal housing programs, the preservation of public and private affordable housing developments, and additional investment in government-assisted housing and community development. NYHC has long engaged in education efforts related to the impact of federal housing program changes on the housing needs of New Yorkers.

NYHC’s long history includes advocating for New York City’s low- and middle-income households. In the late 1970s, Clara Fox, in her capacity as Executive Director of Settlement Housing Fund, led the rescue of Manhattan Plaza, the 1688-unit development for performing artists that began the revitalization of Times Square.

After the Reagan Administration ended, support for new construction and substantial rehabilitation, NYHC began to focus on local solutions. NYHC became an effective leader on the local level by playing a major role in supporting Mayor Koch’s 10-year, $5 billion Capital Spending Plan, and by providing critical education in advancing his Housing New York legislation. At the onset of the Bloomberg administration, NYHC presented a review of city housing programs to the Mayor, recommending measures to expand and preserve the city’s affordable housing stock. Many of NYHC’s recommendations were incorporated into the Mayor’s groundbreaking New Housing Marketplace Plan, which he later unveiled at NYHC/NHC’s Annual Awards Luncheon, a premier industry event for networking and housing policy discussion in New York State. The program met with immediate success and was eventually expanded to 165,000 units over 10 years. NYHC was also included in Mayor de Blasio’s Housing Plan Implementation Advisory Board providing input in his ambitious 200,000-unit affordable initiative.

NYHC has effectively maintained a statewide presence over the years. NYHC developed and co-sponsored New York’s first conference on Housing and Environmental Regulation. NYHC has proposed and advocated for major state-wide multi-year housing programs to preserve and revitalize communities, stimulate additional private investment, retain and attract a skilled workforce, create thousands of jobs and generate billions of dollars in economic activity. It has consistently worked to advance the call for affordable housing statewide through coalition building at the grassroots level as well as in partnership with other housing organizations.

After the passing of Clara Fox in 2007, NYHC undertook a structured reorganization under Judy Calogero, incorporating as a 501c3, implementing an education program for housing professionals and creating the Young Leadership Council which offers education, networking and advocacy opportunities to the emerging leaders working in the affordable housing community.

Under the current leadership of Executive Director Rachel Fee, NYHC is reinvigorating its policy presence at city, state and federal level by expanding its advisory board, creating active communication and programs to engage stakeholders and implementing top policy priorities with primary focus on budget advocacy.

Capital One


Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Phipps Houses
RHR Funding
SKA Marin


Cassin & Cassin
Concern For Independent Living
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Red Stone Equity Partners
The Arker Companies
Yuco Real Estate Company, Inc.

YLC Benefactor
Bank of New York Mellon
MDG Design + Construction, LLC
Nixon Peabody LLP
Wells Fargo

Bronx Pro
Dime Community Bank
Flushing Bank
Mega Contracting Group, LLC
Procida Development Companies
Richman Housing Resources LLC
Settlement Housing Fund
The MacQuesten Companies
The Wavecrest Management Team

AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust
Ariel Property Advisors
Azimuth Development Group/Joy Construction Corp.
B&B Urban
Benchmark Title Agency, LLC
Bryan Cave LLP
Chicago Title Insurance Company
Community Capital Management
Con Edison
Deutsche Bank
Douglaston Development
Dunn Development Corp.
Emmet, Marvin & Martin, LLP
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
Erin Construction and Development Co., Inc.
Federated National Land
Forsyth Street
Genesis Companies
Goldman Sachs
Grenadier Realty Corp. / Spring Creek Towers
Hirschen Singer & Epstein LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
Hudson Housing Capital
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Lemle & Wolff Companies
Lettire Construction Corp
LISC NYC / National Equity Fund
Monadnock Construction, Inc. / Monadnock Development LLC
Morgan Stanley
NeighborWorks America
New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development
New York City Housing Development Corporation
New York State Homes and Community Renewal
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
PGIM Real Estate Finance
Phoenix Realty Group, LLC
Property Resources Corporation
Raymond James Tax Credit Funds, Inc.
Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
Regions First Sterling
Robinson & Cole LLP
Selfhelp Community Services, Inc .
Sidley Austin LLP
SLCE Architects LLP
Starrett Companies, LLC
TD Bank
The Gotham Organization, Inc.
The NHP Foundation
Trinity Financial
Universal Contracting of New York Corp.
Urban Home Ownership Corporation
Windels Marx