Joint Legislative Budget Hearing - Housing
February 5, 2020
1:00 PM
Hearing Room B, Legislative Office Building, Albany


RuthAnne Visnauskas
Commissioner, New York State Homes & Community Renewal

Jolie Milstein
President & CEO, New York State Association of Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH)

Judi Kende
New York Market Leader, Enterprise Community Partners

Lorraine Collins
Director of Public Policy and External Affairs

Rachel Fee
Executive Director, NY Housing Conference

Laura Mascuch
Executive Director, Supportive Housing Network of NY

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

Blair W. Sebastian
Director, New York State Rural Advocates

Jeff Keller
Executive Director, New York State Rural Housing Coalition

Colin McKnight
Deputy Director

Mathew Dunbar
Vice President of External Affairs, Habitat for Humanity of New York City

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

Christie Peale
CEO & Exec. Director, Center for NYC Neighborhoods

Michael McKee
Treasurer, Tenants Political Action Committee

Felix Guzman
Leader, VOCAL-NY

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

Pablo EstupiƱan
Deputy Director

Melissa Sklarz
Senior Government Affairs Strategist, SAGE

Perry Junjulas
Executive Director, Albany Damien Center

Oksana Mironova
Housing Policy Analyst, Community Service Society of New York

Adam Zaranko
President, New York Land Bank Association

Kirsten Keefe
Senior Attorney, Empire Justice Center

Richard Flores

Pharra Souffrant Forrest

Zohran Kwame Mamdani

Boris Santos

Written Testimony
Lauren Nye
Director of Development, Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development

Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (anhd)

Richard Trouth
Executive Director, Brooklyn Neighborhood Services

Kevin Quinn
Supervising Attorney, Center for Elder Law & Justice

Michelle A.L. Bashaw
Homeowner Counselor, Housing Assistance Program of Essex County, Inc.

Susan Boss
Executive Director, The Housing Council at Path Stone

Daniel Wolff
President, Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Inc.

Jacob Inwald
Director, Legal Services NYC, Demand Justice

Connie Lassandro
President, Long Island Housing Services, Inc.

NYS Nurses Association

Robert Galbraith
Senior Research Analyst, Public Accountability Initiative

Laura Felts
Executive Director, United Tenants of Albany (UTA)

Mary Robinson
CEO, Habitat for Humanity of New York State

Lucy Block
Research and Policy Associate, Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD)

Alex Fennell
Network Director at Churches United for Fair Housing (CUFFH)

Shelly Nortz
Deputy Executive Director for Policy, Coalition for the Homeless

NY Health Home Coalition

Eric Lee
Director of Policy and Planning, Homeless Services United

LeadingAge New York

David C. Schopp
Chief Executive Officer. Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc.

Legal Aid Society, Civil

Laurie Lambirx
Deputy Director of Litigation, Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc. (LAWNY)

Barbara Finkelstein
Chief Executive Officer, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

Yoselin Genao-Estrella
Executive Director, Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens, CDC, Inc.

Joan M. Catalano
Executive Director, Northfield Community LDC of Staten Island, Inc.

Noell Eberts
Supervising Attorney, Consumer Protection Unit, New York Legal Assistant Group (NYLAG)

Nathylin Flowers Adesegun

The Western New York Law Center

Mariah Lopez
Executive Director, STARR, Strategic Transgender Alliance For Radical Reform