Barbara Fair, TSHA Commissioner, Vice Chairperson and Treasurer

barbarafairBarbara M. Fair is a graduate of New York University School of Law and a member of

the New York State Bar. Ms. Fair was First Deputy Counsel for the New York State

Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) for ten years and served as

Acting General Counsel. Ms. Fair was also the agency’s Ethics Officer for many years.

Ms. Fair’s administrative and policy initiatives included initiating, in concert with the

NYS Office of the Aging, a comprehensive program to assist elderly tenants in

accessing community support services after retiring from state service. Ms. Fair

worked three years for the Greystone Corporation surveying the physical condition

and building code compliance of multi-family projects, state-wide. Ms. Fair is an

on-call Disaster Assistance Employee for the Department of Homeland Security

Federal Emergency Management Agency. A permanent resident of Southampton

since 1995, Ms. Fair has committed substantial time to community service. She is

currently a board member of the Town of Southampton Housing Authority, the

president of the North Sea Community Association, a member and past secretary of

the North Sea Citizens Advisory Council, and participates in the Suffolk County Bar

Association’s foreclosure program representing homeowners.