Office of the General Counsel

The Office of General Counsel has the responsibility for advising and representing the Authority in all legal matters. These matters include such areas as compliance with Federal, State and local Laws and Regulations, lease enforcement, resident grievances, employee grievances and disciplinary hearings, collective bargaining with unions representing Authority employees, equal employment and human rights matters, and contracts with vendors providing goods and services to the Authority.

The Office of General Counsel also works with the Authority Planning & Development team with regard to overseeing and coordinating legal issues in connection with the Authority’s ongoing programs for acquisition and construction of new affordable housing and the re-habilitation of existing developments.

The Authority’s General Counsel serves as its Freedom of Information Officer. Requests for documents should be directed to him.

Joseph M. Brennan currently serves as General Counsel. He can be reached at:

Joseph M. Brennan
General Counsel
Albany Housing Authority
200 South Pearl Street
Albany, New York 12202
Phone: (518) 641-7534
Fax: (518) 641-7545
E-mail: jbrennan@albanyhousing.org