Victor Cirilo has over 19 years of experience in the fields of affordable housing and public policy. He is a “cum laude” graduate of Rutgers University Newark with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. As the Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Passaic, he was the first CHAP awardee under the new HUD Rental Assistance Demonstrating Program (RAD) to close a Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)/RAD deal in New Jersey. He has personally closed deals under the LIHTC model and deals utilizing the traditional private financing model. Mr. Cirilo is experienced at creating non-profit community housing development corporations, private affiliates, and also utilizing non-profits as development partners. He has worked with housing authorities of all sizes and has leveraged numerous public and private financing initiatives utilizing public housing capital funds, low income housing tax credits, community development block grant funds, developer fees, and HOME funds.
Mr. Cirilo is the President of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials New Jersey chapter and Treasurer of the New Jersey Association of Housing & Redevelopment Authorities. He has presented at conferences and workshops on RAD, public housing risk management, maintenance management, as well as safety and security at affordable housing sites. He is also serving his second elected term as Councilman in the Township of West Orange, NJ. He serves on the board of the James A. Degnan Senior Citizen home and has served on the John Renna Senior Citizen House Board and the West Orange Public Library where he served as Chairman. In 2005 he was awarded the All American Young Man Award by the Hispanics for Progress Organization of the Oranges. In 2007 he was honored as a Grand Marshall of the New Jersey Hispanic Parade and in 2012 he was selected by the Boys & Girls Club as Councilman of the Year.