On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, CHPC hosted its 57th Annual Luncheon. The event was a great success, with almost 1,000 members of New York City’s housing industry in attendance at the Marriott Grand Marquis in Times Square.

You can view more photos of the event on our Facebook page.

The event’s honorees were Jeffrey Levine of Douglaston Development; Louise Carroll of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development; James Rubin, Commissioner of NYS Homes and Community Renewal; and Mariadele Priest on behalf of Capital One Bank.

This year’s Impact Award for Community Investment went to Capital One Bank; Mariadele Priest accepted this award as part of this great team and on behalf of the rest of her colleagues. Introduced by Bob Lehrman, Capital One’s acceptance can be seen below.

In honor of former CHPC Executive Director and NYC housing commissioner Roger Starr, whose namesake award went this year to Jamie Rubin, the event’s program included selected quotes and remembrances of the dynamic Starr. We also celebrated the passage of the Zoning for Quality and Affordability and Mandatory Inclusionary Housing amendments to the city’s zoning resolution with a fun video.

This year’s Roger Starr Public Service Awardee, Jamie Rubin, was presented by Richard Roberts

CHPC was pleased to present the 2016 Impact Award for Housing to Jeff Levine, a New York City native whose work has helped transform many neighborhoods around the city. Filmmaker Joanna Arnow produced a lovely film in honor of Jeff.

Arnow’s short video in honor of Jeff can be seen above, along with Jeff’s acceptance of this year’s Impact Award for Housing below.

HPD Commissioner Vicki Been gave a warm introduction to the recipient of this year’s Ibo Balton Award for Community Planning, Louise Carroll. CHPC was proud to recognize the hard work and achievements of Louise, currently Associate Commissioner of Housing Incentives. This year’s Ibo Balton Award can be seen below, presented by Commissioner Been and the Ibo Balton Selection Committee.

CHPC would like to thank our sponsors, Douglaston Development, Nixon Peabody, and Douglaston Development, for their generous support of this year’s Luncheon. See you next year!