Nixon Peabody affordable housing strategic policy advisor Deborah Vanamerongen honored with City & State New York’s “Above & Beyond” award

March 29, 2018

Media Relations Manager
Jaszver Bauzon

New York, NY. Nixon Peabody LLP Affordable Housing Strategic Policy Advisor Deborah VanAmerongen is recognized by City & State New York’s “Above & Beyond” award for her work in affordable housing.

The “Above & Beyond” award honors 30 remarkable women in the state of New York for their positive impact, influence, and forward-moving work in the fields of law & lobbying, real estate, government, education, health and labor.

Deborah is the former NYC director of multifamily housing to the U.S. Department Housing and Urban Development and New York state housing commissioner. She now draws on this experience working closely alongside Nixon Peabody’s affordable housing attorneys to uncover creative solutions to affordable-housing development and preservation issues.

“The affordability of housing impacts every New Yorker trying to make a living in our great city and state. When you’re worried about having a secure roof over your head, it’s difficult to focus on getting your kids to school on time or having a warm meal for your family. This is the root of the work we do in our affordable housing practice at Nixon Peabody,” said Deborah VanAmerongen.

Deborah focuses her practice collaborating with housing developers, owners, managers and funders in finding new markets and opportunities, and partnering with community groups and stakeholders. She also draws on her government experience to obtain the necessary city and state approvals to ensure that development and preservation projects come to life.

City & State New York’s “Above & Beyond” award recipients include Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Veronique “Ronnie” Hakim.

“I am honored to be included among these remarkable women who all have an impact on the lives of New Yorkers,” said Deborah.

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