On December 9 2010, NHC and its regional affiliate the New York Housing Conference (NYHC), hosted their annual awards luncheon at the Hilton New York in Manhattan. This annual fundraising event, unwritten by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, honors those who have made New York a better place to work and live.
The luncheon is one of the largest gatherings of housing professionals in the nation and this year was no different. Over 1,200 housing professionals attended the luncheon and helped raise over $600,000 to help fund NHC's and NYHC's advocacy efforts to move affordable housing to a first-tier issue on both the New York and national policy agendas.
Alfred Dellibovi, President of Federal Home Loan Banks of New York, served as luncheon Chairman. Rafael Cestero, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, provided special remarks and introduced a surprise video from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Thank you to all the supporters, participants and honorees who are championing the cause of affordable housing in New York and across the country.
William R. Frey, Senior Vice President and Eastern Region Executive, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
The Bluestone Organization
F•E•G•S Health and Human Services System
Marc Jahr, President, New York Housing Development Corporation
Four policy symposiums were held prior to the event and included panels on tax credits, green development financing, affrodable housing post midterm elections and government funding options.
The luncheon provides essential support for NYHC's and NHC's housing policies and programs in New York City, Albany and Washington, DC. These p rograms are vital to develop and maintain affordable housing for all New Yorkers and all in America.
View more images from the luncheon on Facebook
View special video tributes to this year's honorees on YouTube
Visit NHC Open House to read more about the luncheon