The New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) is the nation’s largest municipal housing preservation and development agency. Its mission is to promote quality housing and diverse, thriving neighborhoods for New Yorkers through loan and development programs for new affordable housing, preservation of the affordability of the existing housing stock, enforcement of housing quality standards, and educational programs for tenants and building owners. HPD is tasked with fulfilling the Mayor’s Housing New York: A Five-Borough, Ten-Year Plan to create and preserve 300,000 affordable units for New Yorkers at the very lowest incomes to those in the middle class.
The Division of Inclusionary Housing is part of HPD's Office of Development, which plays a key role in the implementation of the Mayor’s Housing New York plan. The Inclusionary Housing unit reviews and approves Inclusionary Housing (IH) projects containing permanently affordable housing, as well as Cure projects. In certain areas where harassment of tenants has occurred, owners are required to cure the harassment by providing low-income units as a percentage of the residential or hotel floor area.
HPD's Inclusionary Housing unit is seeking an experienced Executive Director of Inclusionary Housing to help manage our growing team and pipeline, under the direction of the Associate Commissioner of Housing Incentives. The Executive Director of Inclusionary Housing will be an individual with specialized planning, zoning, policy, analytical, underwriting and negotiating skills, essential to supporting the Associate Commissioner in addressing the increased volume of requests to perform complex financial analyses on private re-zonings and special projects that are seeking City subsidy. The IH program deals with complex policy and financial issues at a rapid pace. This fast-paced program requires an individual that can handle all aspects of the program effectively while assisting in training new staff and implementing new ideas in order to facilitate the development of permanently affordable housing that is financially feasible and compliant with the New York City Zoning Resolution.
The Executive Director will guide and oversee all Inclusionary Housing transaction activities, interact with a variety of public and private partners on complex multifamily real estate transactions, and provide key support to the program during a time of growth. A successful candidate will demonstrate experience managing program growth and expansion.