The “Faith-Based Housing: Prophets and Profits” panel discussion focused on how a successful collaboration between a faith-based organization and private developer should yield a new complex that is a credit to the community while providing long-term financial benefits.

Faith-Based Housing In Westchester County: A Panel Discussion

Faith-Based Housing In Westchester County: A Panel Discussion

Faith-Based Housing In Westchester County: A Panel Discussion

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
78 N Broadway, White Plains, NY
8:00-11:30 am

The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University’s Land Use Law Center, along with its partners, the law firm of Goldstein Hall PLLC, the Housing Action Council, and the NHP Foundation, host the third annual Hudson Valley Affordable Housing Summit. The summit brought together experts from community development, lending, real estate, and the faith community to discuss ways that affordable housing can be created. The keynote address was  given by Westchester County Executive George Latimer and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro.   



Tiffany Zezula
Deputy Director, Land Use Law Center

Westchester County Executive
George Latimer

Dutchess County Executive
Marc Molinaro

Session 1: Opportunity Zones: Turning Opportunity into Success
Moderator: Jason Labate, Esq., Goldstein Hall
Mary Amato, CPA Partner, CohnReznick
Thomas McGrath, Senior Vice President and Director of Upstate Revitalization, Community Preservation Corporation
Karen Przypyszny, SVP Equity Placement, National Equity Funds

Session 2: Affordable Housing Approaches: One Size Does Not Fit All
Moderator: Rose Noonan, Esq., Executive Director, Housing Action Council
Christopher N. Gomez, AICP, Commissioner of Planning, City of White Plains
Sean Kearney, Kearney Realty & Development Group
Lisa Tarricone, Director Systems Advocacy, Westchester Independent Living Center

Session 3: Faith Based Housing: Prophets and Profits
Moderator: David McKay Wilson, Tax Watch Columnist, Journal News
Frank Cerbini, Vice President Acquisitions, NHPF
Colin Jarvis, Executive Director, The Newburgh Ministry, Inc.
Richard Roberts, Principal and Managing Director of Acquisitions, Redstone Equity Partners
James A. Ryan, RLA, Principal, JMC Site Development Consultants
Karen D’Attore, Executive Director, IFCA
Jason Labate, Sr. Associate, Goldstein Hall PLLC

About the Land Use Law Center
Established in 1993, the Land Use Law Center is dedicated to fostering the development of sustainable communities and regions through the promotion of innovative land use strategies and dispute resolution techniques. Through the work of its programs, centers, and institutes, the Land Use Law Center offers conferences, seminars, clinics, academic law school courses, continuing legal education programsaudio podcasts, and frequent publications and resources on contemporary land use, real estate, and environmental issues.

About Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University
Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law, (Pace Law) offers J.D. and Masters of Law degrees in both Environmental and International Law, as well as a series of joint degree programs including a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) in Environmental Law. The school, housed on the University’s campus in White Plains, NY, opened its doors in 1976 and has over 8,500 alumni around the world. The school maintains a unique philosophy and approach to legal education that strikes an important balance between practice and theory. For more information visit

About the Housing Action Council
Incorporated in 1974, the Housing Action Council is a regional not-for-profit organization dedicated to expanding housing opportunities for low and moderate income households throughout Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, and New York counties and other parts of the Hudson Region. During its early years, the Housing Action Council assisted Westchester County in creating the Urban County Consortium which now administers millions of dollars annually in federal funds for housing and community development; assisted Westchester County to create a Housing Office within the Westchester County Department of Social Services; and created Westhab which has grown to be a major not-for-profit developer and management organization serving Westchester County. The Housing Action Council now provides technical assistance, through its Housing Development Center to community based organizations and inexperienced and small developers to develop affordable housing.

About Goldstein Hall PLLC
Goldstein Hall PLLC is a full service real estate law firm with a concentration in affordable housing and community development. Since our inception in 2006, we have been proud to continue to enhance our reputation as a smart, reputable, and responsive firm that believes our achievements are deeply rooted in the community and in your success. Our firm’s main Practice Areas are: affordable housing and community development; real estate; nonprofit formation and governance; cooperative and condominium law; litigation; banking and finance; commercial leasing; and corporate formation and governance. Our diverse staff of senior associates, associates, and counsels are committed to exceeding client expectations in a range of matters where skilled, creative legal representation is crucial. With extensive experience and personal approach in all our practice areas, our team works to anticipate our client’s needs and provide solutions that have helped our them to achieve their goals.