Bill Crawley was appointed Vice President of Development for NYCHA in June 2014. He leads the team that works on NextGeneration NYCHA, the preservation and development plan to ensure the sustainability of safe, clean, and affordable homes for current and future public housing residents in New York City. Mr. Crawley is responsible for working with agency partners to develop preservation and recapitalization strategies for NYCHA and other sites. His efforts include working directly with NYCHA residents on these plans.
Mr. Crawley brings to NYCHA extensive experience in financing, developing and managing affordable housing, public policy, and law. Before establishing his own consulting practice, he was CEO of the Newark Downtown Core Redevelopment Corp, where he focused on leveraging public and private investments, Mr. Crawley played a key part in the creation of the Prudential Center Sports complex, a transformative project for Newark’s downtown. Before that he worked as an Underwriter and Acquisitions Officer for the National Equity Fund, as a Vice President of Business Development for the National Credit Union Foundation, and at several area community development organizations, including the East New York Urban Youth Corp CDC. Mr. Crawley began his career in Mayor David Dinkins’ Office of Legislative Affairs.
Mr. Crawley received a Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse College, a Master of Science in real estate from Johns Hopkins University, and a degree from Boston University School of Law. He is a Coro Foundation Fellow in NYC Public Affairs.