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How Amendments to the NYS Brownfield Cleanup Program will Affect Affordable Housing Developments

The New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) was created in 2003 to incentivize private-sector remediation and promote brownfield redevelopment for the revitalization of economically blighted communities. In recent years, the program has become crucial in closing funding gaps for affordable housing projects, with BCP tax credits becoming acceptable equity for syndicators. Instead of avoiding contaminated properties, affordable housing development teams are seeking them out in hopes of being eligible for the BCP.

Significant amendments to the BCP were made with the passage of the NYS budget on April 9, 2022, which will almost certainly affect affordable housing brownfield redevelopment. 

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About the Author
Jennifer Gillen, PG
Director of Environmental

Jennifer has 15 years of experience at LaBella and has held various roles. including the Phase I ESA Program Manager, the Phase II ESA Program Manager, the Brownfield Remediation Program Manager, and the Environmental Operations Manager. In addition to working on hundreds of Phase I and II ESAs throughout her career, she has managed numerous projects in the NYSDEC Brownfield Cleanup Program and coordinated frequently with other leaders at LaBella to provide a comprehensive suite of services to her clients.

As Director of Environmental, Jennifer is responsible for managerial oversight of the firm’s environmental consulting and construction projects and personnel. She is also focused on building client partnerships, developing new service offerings, and expanding into new geographic areas.

About the Author
Richard Kampf, PG, LEP
NYC Regional Manager

Richard is the Regional Manager for LaBella’s New York City office. He has over 25 years of experience in environmental consulting, with a focus on site investigation, remediation, and redevelopment of contaminated properties throughout the New York Tri-State region. His clients include developers, real property owners and investors, Fortune 100 companies, municipalities, regulatory agencies, and attorneys. Richard’s proven success in providing cost-beneficial, value-added services is rooted in his commitment to achieving client objectives, his practical approach to environmental risk management, and his creative leadership.