February 4, 2009
Brian Cheigh is currently managing an ARRA-funded, 1000+ unit Weatherization Assistance Program as the Community Weatherization Partners Program Coordinator at Enterprise Community Partners. He was previously a Senior Project Manager at the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development, and more recenlty, the Deputy Director for Housing Development at St. Nicholas Neighborhood Preservation Corporation in Brooklyn. While at St. Nicholas, Brian and his team have focused their efforts to ensure the long-term affordability and sustainability of St. Nicholas’ rental housing portfolio through the sale of Inclusionary Housing Benefits and implementation of energy efficient retrofits.
Brian holds a Masters Degree in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was awarded the Graduate Student Community Service Award from his Department for his work with the greater Boston community. He wrote his master’s thesis on the economic revitalization impacts of Dominican entrepreneurs in Lawrence, Massachusetts, a small post-industrial just northwest of Boston. Prior to becoming a City Planner, Brian worked for South Brooklyn Legal Services as a paralegal representing low-income households in Brooklyn on tax controversy disputes and providing know-your-rightsworkshops in immigrant communities all over the City.
Brian serves on the board of Community Tax Aid
, a non-profit that has been preparing tax returns at no cost for low-income taxpayers since 1969.