Senator Parker Interviews Darryl C. Towns, Commissioner/CEO, NYS Homes and Community Renewal

On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Senator Parker interviewed Darryl C. Towns, whom in 2011 was appointed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to lead NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) as Commissioner/CEO. HCR includes all the state’s integrated housing and community renewal agencies and programs, and implements the Governor’s bold housing and community renewal agenda.

As the Commissioner of the State’s integrated housing and community renewal agencies and programs, Mr. Towns’ is charged with the application and execution of the Governor’s new House NY Program, an unprecedented $1 billion investment over the next five years to create and preserve more than 14,000 housing units. This is the largest state investment in affordable housing in nearly two decades and augments HCR’s annual base funding to administer more than $1.5 billion to expand affordable housing opportunities and build strong communities. Additionally, HCR soundly manages a portfolio of more than 190,000 multifamily units.

Prior to his appointment, Commissioner/CEO Towns served in the NYS Assembly for 18 years, where he chaired the Banking Committee as well as the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus.

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