Joint Legislative Budget Hearing: Housing

February 03, 2010

 New York State Senate Finance Committee Chair Carl Kruger and Assembly Ways and Means Committee Chair Herman “Denny” Farrell will conduct a joint budget hearing to examine the Governor’s proposed budget relating to the development and preservation of housing across the state.
When: February 3 @ 1 P.M.
Where: Hearing Room B – Legislative Office Building
Expected to Testify
NYS Division of Housing & Community Renewal: Brian Lawlor, Acting Commissioner             
NYS Housing & Finance Authority: Judd Levy, Acting President & CEO
Neighborhood Preservation Coalition of NYS: Jessica Vasquez, Executive Director & Dennis Hannatly, Board Member
NYS Rural Housing Coalition: Blair Sebastian, Executive Director
NYS Rural Advocates: Nancy Berkowitz, Director
Habitat for Humanity of NYC: Paige Bellenbaum, Director of Advocacy
NY Association of Homes & Services for the Aging: Ken Harris, Director of Center for Senior Living & Community Service
Empire State Housing Alliance: Joan Roby-Davison, Coordinator
NYS Association for Affordable Housing: Duncan Barrett, President& Alison Badgett, Executive Director
Neighbor Works Alliance of NYS/ Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City: Hilary Lamishaw, Director & Bernell Grier, Interim Director
Supportive Housing Network of NY: Ted Houghton, Executive Director
Hunger Action Network: Andreas Krienfall, Upstate Director
The Preservation Company of Peekskill: Karen Gorden & Anna Rivera
Otsego Rural Housing Assistance Inc.: Sheryl Champen-Brown
Hearing will be streamed live online at
** For a full calendar of joint budget hearings visit: