Jerilyn Perine was named the Executive Director of the Citizens Housing & Planning Council late in 2006. Since then she has built a talented team to spearhead a high impact agenda to improve the quality of public debate, inform public policy, promote new ideas, and engage a wide audience to improve NYC neighborhoods.
Their work has addressed a wide range of issues from the impact of prevailing wages on affordable housing; recommendations to aid the large inventory of over mortgaged, distressed rental buildings in NYC; and Making Room, a project that brings together research, innovative design, and regulatory reform to provide more housing choices for a growing and diverse 21st century population.
An urban planner with 30 years of experience in housing and community development in New York City, Ms. Perine was appointed by both Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg to lead America’s largest municipal housing agency with more than 3000 employees and an annual operating and capital budget of $800 million. She held this position from July 2000 through March 2004.
Ms. Perine was the author of Mayor Bloomberg’s New Housing Marketplace Plan, announced in 2002.
Under Mayor Giuliani, Ms. Perine designed and managed programs designed to return 50,000 units of tax foreclosed residential property to local, private ownership and to prevent future cycles of abandonment.
Ms. Perine has collaborated with housing and community development professionals in Belfast, Liverpool, Vienna, and Leipzig that has helped to spur new program designs in New York and provided guidance to other cities derived from New York City’s extensive experience in creating and preserving housing. Ms. Perine is also an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s School of International Public Affairs.
Organized by: AIANY Housing Committee