Kaye Matheny Joins HR&A’s New York Office

Kaye Matheny, former Chief of Staff and Deputy Commissioner for the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, joins HR&A.


HR&A welcomes Kaye Matheny as a Principal. Her deep experience with public-private development and urban planning will advance our clients’ economic development and public policy goals in New York City and abroad. Her experience at the forefront of housing finance further broadens the capacity of the firm. Kaye’s prior experience as an accomplished consultant, combined with her leadership of the nation’s largest housing agency, demonstrates her potent skill set. We are thrilled to have her join our New York office. Immediately, Kaye will serve as Project Manager for the New York Rising Community Reconstruction Program’s efforts in the Rockaways, Breezy Point, Howard Beach, and Broad Channel.


Kaye’s achievements at the City’s Housing Preservation and Development Department (HPD) included leading the Bloomberg administration’s housing response to Hurricane Sandy, helping to launch the initiative to build New York City’s first micro-unit building, and re-writing the 10-year New Housing Marketplace Plan to ensure HPD could continue to meet its 165,000 unit target and maintain the stability of families and neighborhoods during the housing market downturn.


For over thirty years, HR&A has provided strategic advisory services for some of the most complex neighborhood, downtown, campus, and regional development projects across North America and abroad. With Kaye joining the firm, we look forward to continuing to support the economic development and public policy goals of our clients. As a leading expert at the intersection of policy, housing, and urban development, Kaye will concentrate on directing planning, policy and financing projects that respond to Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the northeast region and future threats related to climate change, in addition to supporting our work on housing and development projects.


Please join us in welcoming Kaye to HR&A. She can be reached at kmatheny@hraadvisors.com.