Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Housing
February 2, 2021
9:30 a.m.


RuthAnne Visnauskas
Commissioner & CEO, New York State Homes & Community Renewal

Lorraine Collins
Senior Director of Policy and External Affairs, Enterprise Community Partners

Laura Mascuch
Executive Director, Supportive Housing Network of NY

Jolie Milstein
President & CEO, New York State Association for Affordable Housing, NYSAFAH

Emily Goldstein
Director of Advocacy and Organizing, Association of Neighborhood & Housing Development

Rachel Fee
Executive Director, NY Housing Conference

Mark Streb
Executive Director, Neighborhood Preservation Coalition of New York State, Inc.

Blair W. Sebastian
Director, New York State Rural Advocates

Anita Long
Member, Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA)

William J. Simmons
President, NYS Public Housing Authority Directors Association

Jay Flemma
Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York

Rebecca Garrard
Campaigns Manager for Housing Justice, Citizen Action-NY

Michael McKee
Treasurer, Tenants Political Action Committee

Kirsten Keefe
Senior Attorney, Empire Justice Center

Michael Hollingsworth
Member, Crown Heights Tenant Union

Carlos Ronisky
Tenant Leader, Cooper Square Committee

Vincia Barber
Member, 1616 President Street Tenant Association

Allie Dentinger
Organizer, City-Wide Tenant Union of Rochester

Judith Douglas
Member, 249 E 37th Street Tenant’s Association

Viola Bibins
Member, Housing Organizers for People Empowerr in East Brooklyn (HOPE)

Charisma White
Member, VOCAL-NY

Sonia Perez
Member, Make The Road NY

Written Testimony
Jordan Cooper
Lead Organizer, CASA

Juan Nuez
President, Tenant Association at 2770-2780 Kingsbridge Terrace

Christine Peale
Executive Director and CEO of the Center for NYC Neighborhoods

CHIP, Community Housing Improvement

Mary Robinson
CEO, Habitat for Humanity of NYS

Sara Neitzel
Senior Policy Analyst, LeadingAge NY

Jacob Inwald
Director of Foreclosure Prevention at Legal Services NYC

Celia Medrano
Member, Make the Road NY

Resident, Community Board 1

Pamela Joy Eisman, Tenant

Melissa Sklarz
Senior Government Relation Strategist, SAGA

Anne Greenberg
Vice President, Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association

John K. Carroll
The Legal Aid Society, Civil

Zillow Group

Daniel Carinci

Charles King
Senior Policy Analyst, The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York


Catholic Charities

Housing Works

Syracuse Tenants Union


United Neighborhood Housing


Affordable Housing Partners

Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, Inc

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Brooklyn Bar Association


Life Budget


Law NY

NeighborWorks Homeownership Center

Northfield LDC


The Legal Project

Long Island Housing Services


Western NY Law Center