What does an equitable buyout program look like for New York City? 


Inform the development of the City’s Housing Mobility & Land Acquisition Program.

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Christie Peale

CEO, Executive Director, Center for NYC Neighborhoods (CNYCN)

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Elizabeth Greenstein

Chief of Staff, Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations (HRO)


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Aisha Balogun

Special Projects Associate, Housing Solutions Lab at NYU Furman Center


Amy Chan

New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (NYS HCR)

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Amy Chester

Managing Director, Rebuild by Design

Annie Stefanski

Deputy Director, Neighborhood Restore HDFC

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Anthony Coker

Program Manager, Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Bo Chung

Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)

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Britney Dixon

Coalition Coordinator and Grant Administrator, Far Rockaway Arverne Nonprofit Coalition

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Debra Ack

Special Project Coordinator, East New York Community Land Trust & Justice For The Jewel Streets Coalition

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Desiree Thomas

Vice President/Director of Climate Finance, TruFund Financial Services

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Dmitri Johnson

Climate Adaptation Practitioner, TNC Climate Adaptation Team

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Elizabeth Oh


Jacob Ahola

New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM)

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Joseph Tirone

Real Estate Team Leader, Joe Tirone Team, Compass

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Kate Boicourt

Director, Climate Resilient Coasts and Watersheds, Environmental Defense Fund

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Kelly Leilani Main

Executive Director, Buy-In Community Planning

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Lucy Cummings

Director, Faith Sector Resilience, New York Disaster Interfaith Services (NYDIS)

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Mallory Rutigliano

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)


Michael Marrella

Department of City Planning (NYC DCP)

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Michael Sandler

Department of Housing Preservation & Development (NYC HPD)

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Roger Gendron

President, The New Hamilton Beach Civic Association Inc.

Sangu Iyer

Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP)

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Tallant Burley

Mayor’s Office of Climate & Environmental Justice (MOCEJ)

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Thaddeus Pawlowski

Managing Director, Columbia University, Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes

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Tyler Taba

Director of Resilience, Waterfront Alliance