Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Up for Growth, President and CEO, New York State Association for Affordable Housing
Jolie Milstein is President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH), Executive Director of House New York Inc. and a Managing Member of Closing USA Affordable Housing, NYSAFAH’s joint venture title insurance company.
Jolie joined NYSAFAH from Praxis Housing, where she was responsible for creating the organization’s permanent supportive housing developments. Jolie’s background in economic development, business management, and finance includes tenure as Executive Director of the Ulster County Development Corporation, Senior Director for Economic Development at the New York City Partnership, Business Manager for Paperhouse Productions, and Commercial and Residential Mortgage Investment Banker at First Boston Corporation.
A licensed architect, Jolie holds a BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley, a Master of Architecture from UCLA and the Architecture Association and a Master of Public and Private Management from Yale University. She is also adjunct faculty at the Fordham University Real Estate Institute.