Andrew Linder practices in the development and financing of affordable housing in New York City.
As Associate General Counsel and Supportive Housing Counsel for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development from 2008 until 2019, Andy worked on a number of HPD’s affordable housing programs and initiatives, including the Supportive Housing Loan Program, Senior Affordable Rental Apartments Program, and NYC 15/15 Rental Assistance Program, and closed hundreds of projects using the full range of tools available for affordable housing in New York City, including low income housing tax credits, HDC and HFA bond financing, inclusionary housing, real property tax exemptions and abatements, and Section 8 housing assistance. Andy also represented the City in the creation and funding of the New York City Acquisition Loan Fund and other joint public / private credit facilities for the financing of low income housing.
Prior to his work at HPD, Andy was a real estate attorney at large and boutique law firms in New York City representing banks and institutional lenders in construction and permanent financing of real estate, as well as developers and owners of residential and commercial property. Andy received his law degree from New York University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Princeton University.