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.

Staff

Rachel Fee Executive Director rachel.fee@thenyhc.org (646) 923-8542

Brendan Cheney Director of Policy and Communications brendan.cheney@thenyhc.org (646) 627-6262

Tia Ellis Administrative Manager tia.ellis@thenyhc.org (917) 216-6949

Shakti Robbins-Cubas Housing Policy Analyst shakti.robbins-cubas@thenyhc.org 646-493-5910

Iziah Thompson Senior Policy Analyst iziah.thompson@thenyhc.org 908-922-8783

Board Members

Alexa Sewell, NYHC Co-Chair Settlement Housing

Mathew Wambua, NYHC Co-Chair Merchants Capital President

Mark A. Willis, NYHC Treasurer NYU Furman Center Senior Policy Fellow

Christine Coletta Hirschen Singer & Epstein LLP 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

Marc Jahr Forsyth Street Advisors Senior Advisor

Daniel Moritz The Arker Companies Principal

Gary Rodney Tishman Speyer Managing Director, Affordable Housing Acquisitions & Development

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

Advisory Board

Peter Alizio, A-1 Realty Management
Douglas Apple, 1811 Consulting, LLC
Hercules Argyriou, Mega Contracting
Leo Asen, AARP
Victor Bach, Community Service Society of New York
Winell Belfonte, CohnReznick LLP
Joanie Straussman Brandon, NeighborWorks America
Jim Buckley, University Neighborhood Housing Program
Susan Camerata, The Wavecrest Management Team Ltd.
Bernie Carr, Benchmark Title Agency, LLC
Wellington Chen, Chinatown Partnership
Andrea Cianfrani, LiveON NY
Salvatore D’Avola, Neighborhood Restore/Restored Homes HDFC
Beatriz de la Torre, Trinity Church Wall Street
Serena Deng, The Hudson Companies
Harry DeRienzo, Banana Kelly CIA, Inc.
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
Basha Gerhards, REBNY
Richard Gerwitz, Citi Community Capital
Mark Ginsberg, Curtis + Ginsberg Architects LLP
John Gleber, Mizuho Americas
Gerald Goldstein, Ezratty Ezratty & Levine
David Goldstein, Goldstein Hall PLLC
Kirk Goodrich, Monadnock Development
Marc Greenberg, Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing
David E. Gross, AIA, GF 55 Partners Inc.
Baaba Halm, Enterprise
David Hanzel, Capital One
Yoav Haron, Artimus Construction, Inc.
Rashida Henry, Bank of America
Ted Houghton, Gateway Housing
Jessica Katz, Citizens Housing and Planning Council
Bryan Kelly, Gotham Organization
Stephanie Knepper, SKA Marin
Emily Kurtz, Riseboro
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.
Marvin Markus, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Dan Martin, NYC Housing Partnership
Laura Mascuch, The Supportive Housing Network of NY
Thomas McCormack, BNY Mellon
Moshe McKie-Krisberg, Richman Housing Resources LLC
Jolie Milstein, New York State Association for Affordable Housing
Ron Moelis, L+M Development Partners
Daniel Moritz, The Arker Companies
Niall Murray, Rockabill Consulting & Development
Christie Peale, Center for New York City Neighborhoods
Richard Roberts, Red Stone Equity Partners, LLC
Anthony Richardson, 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
Blair Sebastian, NYS Rural Advocates
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
Arden Sokolow, Douglaston Development
Susan Stamler, United Neighborhood Houses
Amy Stokes, Monadnock
Joan Straussman Brandon, NeighborWorks
Joan Tally, Morgan Stanley
Todd Trehubenko, CBRE Capital Markets
Daron Tubian, Barings Real Estate
Deborah VanAmerongen, Nixon Peabody LLP
Gary Vizioli, Wells Fargo
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
Barika Williams, AHND
Valerie White, LISC NYC
John Woelfling, Dattner Architects
Evelyn Wolff, Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.
Jessica Yager, Win NYC
Emily Youssouf, NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate
Raymond Yu, Yuco

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. Carol Lamberg was Staff Director from 1973 until 2007 and then became Co-Chair from 2008 until 2014. 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.

Trailblazer
Merchants Capital

Pre-Event
Morgan Stanley

Forerunner
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Vanguard
Trinity Financial

Community Impact Gallery
Omni New York LLC

Pioneer & Pathfinder
Citi
RDC Development
LISC NYC
National Equity Fund
Phipps Houses

Connector
The Arker Companies
BNY Mellon
Capital One
Chase
The Community Preservation Corporation
Concern for Independent Living
Federated National Land
Kensington Vanguard Holdings
LIHC Investment Group
NYC HDC
NYC HPD
Procida Construction Corp.
State Bank of India

RLN Benefactor 
Benchmark Title Agency
Mega Contracting Group, LLC
Monadnock Construction Inc.
Nixon Peabody
Tishman Speyer

Leader
All New York Title Agency
Artimus
Beacon Communities LLC
Cassin & Cassin LLC
Cohn Reznick
Dime Community Bank
Douglaston Development
Enterprise Community Partners
Kery LLC
Lemle & Wolff, Inc.
New York State Homes & Community Renewal
Neighborworks America
Property Resources Corporation
PennRose
Richman Housing Resource LLC
RiseBoro Community Partnership
SKA Marin
TD Bank
WellsFargo
YUCO

Housing Champion
BankUnited
BellRow Title Agency
BFC
BRP
Bronx Pro Group LLC
CREA, LLC
Dimeo Construction
Forsyth Street
Goddard Riverside
Hirschen Singer & Epstein LLP
Hudson Housing Capital
Katten Muchin Roseman LLP
LANGAN
M&T Bank
Magnusson Architecture and Planning PC
MBD Community Housing Corp.
The NHP Foundation
REBNY
Red Stone Equity Partners
Robinson+Cole
Settlement Housing
WHEDco