Jose Cintron recently retired from government service after a distinguished career in the field of housing and community development in which he served for close to forty years. During that time, he held various senior executive level jobs in federal, state, county and city governments. In those roles, he was afforded the opportunity to influence strategic public policy formulation at all levels, and also to be responsible for implementing said policies and producing impactful results for the constituencies he has helped to foster. He is now joining forces with Marcus Goodson to form a consultant and development company to apply his experience and knowledge gained during his lifetime, to continue pursuing his passion of providing assistance to local communities to improve the quality of life for the residents of neighborhoods across the Country. Born in Spanish Harlem, New York he was raised in public housing and has never forgotten the opportunities that were provided to him, and fiercely believes that he will continue to make a difference in the lives of others in his work with CINMARC and Associates.
His twenty-year HUD career concluded at the end of 2017, serving as the HUD Lead for disaster relief efforts in Florida after Hurricane Irma caused a high level of damage in the State. Prior to that, he served as the Miami Field Office Director, named to that post in March of 2015. His other HUD service encompassed two years as the Regional Public Housing Director, and an additional fourteen years during which time he held positions as the Secretary’s Representative (Regional Director) for New York and New Jersey (appointed by Secretary Henry Cisneros), Field Office Director for the Florida State Office, Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public and Indian Housing, Acting Director of Community Planning and Development of the Miami Field Office, and Development Coordinator for the Public and Indian Office of Miami. During this period, he also served as the “Change Agent” (appointed by Secretary Andrew Cuomo) responsible for the reorganization of the HUD Public Housing Division.
Prior to originally joining HUD, Mr. Cintron spent almost two decades working in the City of New York. Here as well, he responded to many different challenges with commitment, creativity and excellence. His NYC highlights included Chairing the Board of Estimate (the governing board of the city) as the Representative of Mayor Edward I. Koch; serving as the Vice-President of the New York School Construction Authority, holding the position of Assistant Commissioner for Community Development and Neighborhood Preservation for the NYC Housing and Preservation Department, and as Director of several other divisions in various NYC Departments including the Housing Development Corporation, the Community Development Agency, the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, and the local Community Planning Board for the District known as East Harlem. In addition, early in his career he led the East Harlem Office for the Honorable Congressman Charles B. Rangel. Mr. Cintron also served with distinction in senior executive leadership positions in Miami Dade County, serving as the Director of the Office of Community and Economic Development, and later as the Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Public Housing Authority, before returning to work at HUD in 2010.
Mr. Cintron has developed a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience in the inner-workings of local and federal government operations. He has developed a unique understanding of creating complex local redevelopment strategies and has had great success in implementing those strategies. He has been a respected professional for many years and is looking forward to continuing his work at CINMARC and Associates.