Join the Coro Infrastructure Group for Affordable Housing 101, where we’ll walk through case studies of affordable projects from square one. Leading us are Coro alums Nicole Clare (LNY20), Director of Housing Development, Settlement Housing Fund for the non-profit perspective and Adam Hellegers (LNY17), Attorney, L&M Development for the for-profit perspective.

You’ll find out:

  • How much does it cost? Understanding development and construction expenses
  • Who will the building serve? Developing the building program (unit size, eligibility requirements, amenities, and services)
  • How to finance a project? Outlining options based on anticipated costs, building income, and available subsidies
  • How do ongoing operations work? Explaining the tenant eligibility and selection process, building management, and ongoing oversight requirements

Nicole Clare, Director of Housing Development at Settlement Housing Fund has primary responsibility for all housing development projects, including new construction and rehabilitation, and oversees asset management.  Previously, Nicole was a Community Development Project Manager at Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, where she was directly responsible for the development of affordable housing units.

Adam Hellegers is Associate General Counsel, General Counsel of the New York Affordable Housing Preservation Fund and a co-director of the Preservation development group at L&M Development Partners Inc.  Previously, Adam was an attorney at Michael Levitt & Rubenstein LLC, the New York City Housing Development Corporation and Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP.


Before the event, take a few minutes to look at this guide from the Center for Urban Pedagogy: What is Affordable Housing? And play a round or two of Inside the Rent from the Citizen Housing and Planning Council.​​​

When: Wednesday, March 30th , 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Where: Settlement Housing Fund, Inc.
247 West 37th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, 4th floor


Infrastructure Group tours are free but a fully refundable reservation fee of $10 is charged when you register. If you attend, you will be refunded your reservation fee in cash at the event. The fee will not be refunded to those who RSVP but who do not attend.

Please enter the number attending in the registration box. Do not enter a dollar amount. The dollar amount will be calculated based on the number attending.