Remembering Richard Froehlich


Richard M. Froehlich
1963 - 2021

Remembering Rich Froehlich - A Message from HDC President Eric Enderlin, Deputy Mayor Vicki Been, & HPD Commissioner Louise Carroll:

Many of you have learned by now of the sudden passing of our dear friend and colleague, Rich Froehlich, First Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the New York City Housing Development Corporation.

This is an incredible loss for us all and for the whole of our city. Rich was a tremendous leader in our field and a remarkable individual, whose kindness and open heart touched so many. His brilliance and creativity will have a lasting impact on every aspect of the affordable housing industry and New York City is truly a better place thanks to him.

Rich held numerous leadership positions over the course of nearly two decades at HDC. During this time, he helped us to solve some of our city’s most challenging problems. Most recently, Rich played an integral role in the design and implementation of the Mayor’s housing plan. Rich pushed at every turn to secure more of the resources we need to do this critically important work and demonstrated his commitment to advocacy in his role as President of the National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies. Rich was also a deeply dedicated scholar, serving for many years as an adjunct professor at Columbia University where he spread his wealth of knowledge and passion for affordable housing and public finance to the next generation.

Rich helped build and shape every aspect of HDC and had a profound impact on the industry. We will miss him dearly. 

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Rich's family has provided the following regarding making a donation in Rich's memory: 

In lieu of flowers or other gifts, please consider supporting any of the following: New Destiny, an organization aiding survivors of domestic violence, The Stonewall Chorale, two organizations that Rich supported consistently over the years, or the SUNY Downstate Joseph DiVito D. Scholarship and Education Fund.

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