Katz Gets an Affordable Housing Pro

John Crotty, who was the executive vice president of the city’s Housing Development Corporation before he left to head up the affordable-housing finance division of J.P. Morgan, has signed on as an unpaid adviser to City Councilwoman Melinda Katz’s comptroller campaign.

“He is a well-respected voice in City politics and will be an invaluable asset as a policy adviser on finance issues – most specifically in utilizing the Comptroller’s position to expand affordable housing for New Yorkers,” Katz told me in a statement.

Crotty’s work in the field of affordable housing could help Katz defend against criticism that she’s too closely tied to real estate interests.

Katz Gets an Affordable Housing Pro