NYU Wagner alumnus RuthAnne Visnauskas Appointed as HPD Commissioner for NYC

NYU Wagner alumna RuthAnne Visnauskas has been appointed to serve as the next Commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD).

Ms. Visnauskas has been serving as the deputy commissioner for development at the agency. She will replace the current Commissioner, Mathew M. Wambua, who is departing to take the position of President of RHR Funding LLC, part of The Richman Group of Companies’ mortgage lending business.

Commented Ms. Visnauskas, “I am grateful to the Mayor for putting his trust in me, and I am thrilled to take on this challenge.  In the nearly eight years since I came to HPD, we have experienced a national hosing book, weathered a recession, and are moving into a recovery. Through it all our commissioners and staff positioned the agency to exceed expectations and to better serve those most in need.”

Ms. Vinauskas received a Masters in Urban Planning from Wagner. Prior to joining HPD, she was the Diretor of Housing for Clinton Housing Development Companies. To read more about her appointment, click here.