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Claire Haaga Altman

Claire Haaga Altman

Executive Vice President

Claire is an accomplished leader and innovator in affordable housing and the health and human services sector. She has over 30 years of experience developing affordable housing, and implementing advances in community development, health, human services and employment for underserved populations.

As Executive Vice President for Housing and Community Development at Capalino+Company, Claire Altman assists clients in strategizing and implementing approaches to develop, finance, and build community support for affordable, mixed income and supportive housing.

Claire began her career at the Vera Institute of Justice where her early innovations included EASYRIDE, the precursor to Access-A-Ride, the first paratransit service in New York City for elderly and disabled persons, and Neighborhood Work Project, a day labor program employing ex-offenders.

Claire founded Housing & Services, Inc. (HSI), a not for profit organization that helps address homelessness in NYC through the development and management of permanent supportive housing.  During her 19 years as President of HSI, Claire pioneered the development of $350 million of affordable and supportive housing.

Claire has spent the last 13 years leading not-for-profit organizations in the aging, housing, human service and health fields. Most recently, she served as COO of HealthCare Chaplaincy and as CEO of Volunteers of America GNY, where she had oversight of housing for 2500 individuals with behavioral health issues, homeless individuals and families, veterans and the elderly.

Claire earned her J.D. from Fordham University, an M.P.A. in Urban Planning from the NYU Wagner School, and her B.A. from St. Louis University.

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