Friday, February 17, 2017

RuthAnne Visnauskas Replaces Jamie Rubin As Commissioner Of Homes & Community Renewal And Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Board Of Directors Chairperson

Reported last Friday that NY State Commissioner of Homes & Community Renewal & Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Chair Jamie Rubin was appointed Director of NY State Operations by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

At last evening's RIOC Board of Directors meeting, Acting RIOC Board Chair Alex Valella announced that Mr. Rubin's resignation was effective today and he would be replaced by RuthAnne Visnauskas as DHCR Commissioner and RIOC Board Chair.

 Image of Mr Rubin And Ms Visnauskas From The Real Deal

Here's Mr. Valella's reporting to the RIOC Board on new Chair.

According to Ms.Visnauskas DHCR biography:
RuthAnne Visnauskas, Executive Deputy Commissioner for Housing Development, is responsible for strategic leadership and oversight of all housing and finance programs for NY State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR).

Prior to joining HCR, RuthAnne was Managing Director of the Housing Advisory Board for the Robin Hood Foundation. Robin Hood is New York's largest poverty-fighting organization. The Housing Advisory Board was established to fund initiatives to advance the quantity and quality of affordable housing for low-income New Yorkers.

Previously RuthAnne held several key positions at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), including the role of Commissioner from September 2014 to February 2015. HPD is the nation’s largest municipal housing agency, in charge of the development and preservation of affordable housing and the enforcement of the City’s Housing Maintenance Code....