The purpose of the Mayor’s Housing Task Force is to:

1. Understand Hudson’s current housing needs via review past and current professionally prepared reports as well as through studying best practices & successful strategies for housing development.

2. Develop near- mid-and long-term actionable solutions e.g. municipal resolutions, financing sources, public-private partnerships with a timeline that will work in tandem with the DRI in the near term.

3. Build community consensus for solutions via ongoing, transparent communication and inclusive outreach.


Rick Rector, City of Hudson Mayor

Matthew Nelson, Community Preservation Corporation, Vice President, Production and Product Manager (Mortgage Lending)

Dominic Merante, Special Needs Housing Coordinator

Randall Martin, Hudson Housing Authority, Vice Chair of the Board

Tim Mattice, Hudson Housing Authority, Executive Director

Mark Morgan-Pérez, Argent Partners LLC, Real Estate & Affordable Housing Development

Brenda Adams, Columbia County Habitat for Humanity, Executive Director

Sheena Salvino, Hudson Community Development & Planning, Director

Luisa Burgos-Thillet, Resident

F. Michael Tucker, Columbia Economic Development Corporation, President & CEO

Rebecca Wolff, Affordable Housing Hudson, Poet

Daniel Kent, Executive Director, Galvan Initiatives Foundation

Tiffany Garriga, Majority Leader Hudson Common Council & Chair of Housing & Transportation Committee


NYS Department of Homes & Community Renewal Representatives:

Darren Scott,  Upstate East Director of Development

Crystal Robinson-Loffler, New York Main Street Program


Additional Reading


All meetings are open to the public.
The members of this task force are volunteers of the Mayor’s Housing Task Force and have no authority.
The notes shared below should not be considered to be Meeting Minutes.
The next meeting is scheduled for March 30 at 1pm at 1 North Front Street.
Note: The City of Hudson has recently created a Common Council Committee on Housing and Transportation. This Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of the Month at 6:45pm at City Hall.