CHPC held its 59th Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Over 1,000 attended to celebrate the achievements of this year’s honorees and hear keynote speaker Errol Louis address the crowd at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square.

The 2018 honorees were Shola Olatoye of the New York City Housing Authority, Jim Buckley of the University Neighborhood Housing Program, Mathew Wambua of Richmac Funding, and BFC Partners.

Olatoye received the Roger Starr Award for Public Service in recognition of her strong, innovative leadership at the helm of the city’s public housing agency. Buckley received the Ibo Balton Community Planner award as acknowledgment of his dedicated career in the Bronx. Wambua’s management of the new multifamily affordable housing lender Richmac earned him the Impact Award for Community Investment. BFC Partners received the Impact Award for Housing in honor of creating New York City’s first affordable housing for LGBT seniors in partnership with SAGE.

CHPC also introduced new Executive Director Jessica Katz and paid thanks to her recently retired predecessor, Jerilyn Perine.

Finally, journalist Errol Louis was this year’s Insight Award recipient for his contributions to the public discourse in New York City. His address focused on the history and persistence of residential segregation in the city.

To see the full set of photos from the luncheon, find them on our Facebook page. Thanks to all who supported this year’s event!