On December 4, 2019, the New York Housing Conference (NYHC) awarded Joseph Shuldiner, executive director of the Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY), with their 2019 Clara Fox Award for Outstanding Achievement.
The award honors Shuldiner’s decades of service to the public and affordable housing industry. He held several positions at the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development from 1973 to 1986, was the general manager of the New York City Housing Authority from 1986 to 1990, and was the executive director of the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles from 1990 to 1993. In 1993 he was nominated by President Bill Clinton to serve as HUD’s Assistant Secretary of Public and Indian Housing, a position he held until 1995. From 1995 to 1999, Shuldiner was the executive director of the Chicago Housing Authority, and from 1999 until 2007 he was the president/senior partner of his own PHA consulting company Joseph Shuldiner & Associates, Inc. In 2007, Shuldiner became the executive director of MHACY, where he has led the housing authority’s complete portfolio conversion through the RAD program, helping MHACY to secure around $350 million through LIHTCs, bonds, and other funding sources to finance this process.
“I think his legacy is that all the places he’s touched are the better for it, and we will have these units far into the future because he made that contribution,” said NYCHA Chair & CEO Gregory Russ of Shuldiner’s legacy in a video about Shuldiner’s career.
“The thing I’m the most proud of is that I’ve tried to engage the residents everywhere, and I understand the concept that we’re in service, and I hope that a lot of what I’ve done has made people’s lives better,” said Shuldiner.
CLPHA congratulates Mr. Shuldiner on this prestigious award and thanks him for his decades of leadership in the public and affordable housing industry.