New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) fosters the creation and preservation of high quality affordable housing, while working strategically to revitalize neighborhoods and communities throughout the Empire State. Under the leadership of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and Commissioner RuthAnne Visnaukas, HCR is a vibrant, innovative agency that integrates and leverages New York State’s housing resources. We have offices in New York City, Albany, Buffalo and Syracuse, and employ a diverse workforce of professionals who are hard-working and committed to serving low and moderate income families. Our mission is far reaching, encompassing single and multifamily housing finance, home improvement, rent regulation, housing subsidies, and community development. We partner regularly with a variety of public and private stakeholders.
Achieving this mission requires a wide range of skills and backgrounds in public policy, administration, real estate, architecture, finance, law and many other areas of expertise. We seek to provide a workplace environment that is productive, flexible, accountable, ethical and caring. Our employees are empowered to make a difference where they live and work. We offer competitive pay and a comprehensive benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision, retirement and family-friendly policies.
The Assistant Counsel will have responsibility for two compliance functions. First, the Assistant Counsel will support HCR’s response to Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests it receives including coordination of requests and responses. The attorney will provide legal assessments and evaluation of all FOIL requests to determine agency's obligation to respond and prepare responses, including written objections when appropriate.
Second, the Assistant Counsel will support the vetting of potential borrowers and projects that HCR will finance. This includes implementation of an updated vendor responsibility questionnaire and vetting procedures to ensure that the Agency is only doing business with reputable partners. The attorney will provide legal guidance to the General Counsel and other executive staff regarding these matters.
Duties & Responsibilities:
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and employee will be expected to perform other reasonably related duties as assigned.
What we offer:
TO APPLY, please send resume and cover letter to: Jobopportunities@nyshcr.org
New York State is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)