NYS Housing and Community Renewal Veteran Will Serve as New Albany Regional Director
New York, NY, May 1, 2013 – The Community Preservation Corporation (CPC), a leading non-profit lender for affordable housing throughout New York State, announced today that Michael Skrebutenas, former President of Housing Preservation and Executive Deputy Commissioner at the New York State Housing and Community Renewal (NYSHCR), has joined as Senior Vice President and Regional Director of CPC’s Albany office.
“With his extensive experience in both the public and private sector, Michael’s in-depth understanding of the housing industry will ensure that the Albany field office continues its tradition of high-quality work of providing much needed affordable housing to the community,” said Rafael E. Cestero, President and CEO, The Community Preservation Corporation. “Michael’s presence will undoubtedly be a tremendous asset to the Albany office and to CPC as a whole, as we continue to stabilize, strengthen, and sustain neighborhoods throughout New York. I am thrilled to welcome him to the CPC family.”
Mr. Skrebutenas has nearly 20 years of experience in housing and public service both nationally and dedicated to New York State. While at NYSHCR, he served as President, Housing Preservation and Executive Deputy Commissioner since 2009. Prior to his work at NYSHCR, he has served as Deputy Secretary, Economic Development and Housing for the New York State Executive Chamber and as a development project manager for various non-profit community development organizations. He also served in the Clinton White House. Mr. Skrebutenas holds a BA in political science from Columbia University, a JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and an MS in Urban Planning from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
In his role as Regional Director, Mr. Skrebutenas will be responsible for managing and directing all operations of CPC’s Albany and Eastern New York Region, which includes overseeing the activities of the Field Office; ensuring that mortgage offerings and commitment letters accurately reflect CPC’s underwriting guidelines and standards; reporting on Field Office activities; and managing Albany community relations.
Contact: Eric Bederman, VP/Communications
212-895-5300, ext. 482 [email protected]