LISC NYC’s celebrated it’s 30 years of building sustainable communities at their annual Big Apple Innovation Awards ceremony on October 26, 2010. Each year LISC NYC recognizes those who made significant contributions to community development in New York City.
Commissioner Rafael E. Cestero of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development received the Robert Brandwein Public Partner award. Bridge Street Development Corporation, 300 Putnam Avenue, received the Innovation of the Year award.
Of particular note, Carol Lamberg received the Leah Schneider Lifetime Achievement Award. Like Leah, Carol is an incredibly smart, creative and tireless advocate of affordable housing and community development. This award reflects her innovation and continued dedication to creating economically and ethnically diverse neighborhoods. Marc Jahr, President of the New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC), presented Carol with the award.
Since 1983, Carol has served as Executive Director of Settlement Housing Fund which has produced over 8,700 apartments in 56 developments in NYC. She is co-chair of NHC’s affiliate, the New York Housing Conference (NYHC), and serves on our Executive Committee.
NHC would like to congratulate Carol on all her achievements, for her inspiration and dedication to the housing field, NHC and NYHC.