Hannah Blitzer is a Senior Advisor for the Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development in New York City, where she focuses on affordable and public housing policy. In this role, she serves as the primary liaison between City Hall and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), and the Housing Development Corporation (HDC).
Prior to joining the staff of the Mayor’s office, Hannah held several positions at the Low Income Investment Fund (LIIF), a nonprofit loan fund that provides capital solutions to support healthy communities. Most recently, as LIIF’s Director, National Strategic Initiatives, she conducted research and led the development of new products and programs. Before that, she spent seven years as a transactional lender, as a Senior Loan Officer at LIIF and earlier as a Vice President/Relationship Manager at Citi Community Capital. In those roles, she underwrote acquisition, predevelopment, construction, and permanent loans as well as New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) investments to finance multi-family affordable housing, community facilities, and commercial properties. Hannah previously worked on the grantmaking team at the Robin Hood Foundation and as an educational advocate at Advocates for Children of New York. Hannah has a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from Yale School of Management.