Staff


Board Members

Marc Jahr, NYHC Co-Chair Community Development Futures, LLC

Sydelle Knepper, NYHC Co-Chair SKA Marin CEO and Founder

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

Bernell Grier IMPACCT Brooklyn Executive Director

John L. Kelly Nixon Peabody LLP Partner

Robert O. Lehrman Lodestone Banking Consultancy Advisory Board Chairman

Darryl Seavey Raymond James Tax Credit Funds, Inc. Vice President and Managing Director of Acquisitions

Alexa Sewell Settlement Housing Fund President

Daron Tubian Bank of America Merrill Lynch Senior Vice President and National Director of Permanent Debt Finance

Mathew Wambua Richmac Funding LLC, A Richman Group Company President

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

Carol Lamberg, Lifetime Trustee

Advisory Board

Peter Alizio, A-1 Realty Management
Douglas Apple, Samaritan Village, Inc.
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, First Sterling
Carol Corden, New Destiny Housing
Salvatore D’Avola, Neighborhood Restore/Restored Homes HDFC
Beatriz de la Torre, Robin Hood
Harry DeRienzo, Banana Kelly CIA, Inc.
Amandine Di Santo, Strategic Development and Construction Group, Inc.
Benjamin Dulchin, AHND
Matt Dunbar, Habitat for Humanity New York City
Martin Dunn, Dunn Development Corp.
Kathleen Dunn, KA Dunn Consulting & Development
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
Marianne Garvin, Community Development Corporation of Long Island
Moses Gates, Regional Plan Association
Richard Gerwitz, Citi Community Capital
Mark Ginsberg, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP
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.
Kevin Hoffman, Richman Capital
Bryan Kelly, Fisher Brothers
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
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
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
Bobbie Sackman, LiveON NY
Msgr. Donald Sakano, St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral
Stephen Salup, Starrett Corporation
Pat Sampson, American Express
Eugene Schneur, Omni New York, LLC
Denise Scott, LISC
Kirsten Shaw, Low Income Investment Fund
Tony Shitemi, Urban Architectural Initiatives, RA, PC
Patrick Siconolfi, Community Housing Improvement Program
Martin Siroka, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Mike Skrebutenas, The Community Preservation Corporation
Michael Slattery, REBNY
Ann Soja
William Stein FAIA, Dattner Architects
David Stoopler, WilmerHale
Joe Strasburg, Rent Stabilization Association of NYC, Inc.
Joan Tally, Morgan Stanley
Todd Trehubenko, CBRE Capital Markets
Deborah VanAmerongen, Nixon Peabody LLP
David Walsh, JPMorgan Chase
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, Yuco Real Estate Company

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.

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.

Trailblazer
Citi

Forerunner
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Vanguard
American Express

Innovator
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Supporter
JPMorgan Chase
Monadnock Construction & Monadnock Development

Pathfinder 
CohnReznick
Omni New York
Phipps Houses
RHR Funding
SKA Marin
The Community Preservation Corporation
Wells Fargo

Connector


BNY Mellon
Capital One
Cassin & Cassin
Douglaston Development
Federal Home Loan Bank of NY
Red Stone Equity Partners
SLCE Architects
The Arker Companies
Yuco Real Estate Company, Inc.

YLC Benefactor
BFC Partners
Bronx Pro
CREA, LLC
Nixon Peabody LLP

Pioneer
Concern for Independent Living
Dime Community Bank
Flushing Bank
Forsyth Street
MEGA Contracting Inc.
The Wavecrest Management Team

Leader
A.S.K. Construction, Inc.
AARP New York City
Acacia Network, Inc.
Ariel Property Advisors
Artimus
B&B Supportive
Ballard Spahr LLP
Benchmark Title Agency, LLC
Berkeley Point Capital LLC
Chicago Title
Community Capital Management
Community Development Corporation of Long Island
Con Edison
Construction Risk Partners
Deutsche Bank
Dunn Development Corp.
Emmet, Marvin & Martin, LLP
Enterprise
Exact Capital Group LLC
First Sterling
Fisher Brothers
Glenwood Management Corp.
Goldman Sachs
Gotham Organization
Grassi & Co.
Grenadier Realty Corp./Spring Creek Towers
Hirschen Singer & Epstein LLP
Holland & Knight LLP
Hudson Housing Capital
J.E.S. Plumbing & Heating Corp.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
L+M Development
Lettire Construction Corp.
Lex Terrae
LISC NYC/National Equity Fund, Inc.
Low Income Housing Corp.
M&T Bank
Morgan Stanley
NeighborWorks America
New York City Housing Authority
New York City Housing Development Corporation
New York Concrete Corp.
NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development
NYS Homes and Community Renewal
Phoenix Realty Group, LLC
Preservation Development Partners
Property Resources Corporation
Prudential Mortgage Capital Company
Raymond James Tax Credit Funds, Inc.
Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY)
Rent Stabilization Association
Robinson & Cole LLP
Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.
Settlement Housing Fund
Sidley Austin LLP
Signature Urban Properties LLC
Spieler & Ricca Electrical Co., Inc.
Starrett Companies
TD Bank
The Benjamin Companies
The NHP Foundation
Trinity Financial
Urban Home Ownership Corporation
Windels Marx