Statement on the Appointment of Vicki Been as Commissioner of NYC HPD
The NYU Furman Center congratulates Vicki Been on her appointment as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
Vicki has dedicated the last 25 years of her career to identifying practical solutions to address the most pressing housing and land use challenges in New York City and across the nation. As director of the NYU Furman Center, she has tirelessly spearheaded a rigorous, objective research agenda that continues to shape policymaking. Her vision and leadership have been an inspiration and an asset to the NYU Furman Center, the NYU School of Law, and the New York City housing community.
We applaud Mayor de Blasio for recognizing Vicki's tremendous talent and leadership and offer her our warmest congratulations as she embarks on this exciting new challenge.
Read the NYU Furman Center's press release (PDF).
Watch the Mayor's press conference (Vicki's introduction and statement starts at 28:30).