NEW YORK, NY — Nick Lettire, president and chief executive officer of Lettire Construction Corporation, whose many contributions to supportive housing have helped shape numerous developments in New York City for over 16 years, was honored with the 2010 Private Sector Partner of the Year Award from The Supportive Housing Network of New York. The award was presented at the organization’s 2010 Awards Gala on October 25, 2010 in Manhattan, hosted by William Traylor, gala chair and president of Richman Housing Network, and Ted Houghton, executive director of The Supportive Housing Network New York.

Lettire was honored with 2010 Private Sector Partner of the Year Award for his commitment to building high quality supportive housing for New Yorkers as they work to rebuild their lives. Lettire and his company’s latest achievement in this sector is the recently completed Castle Gardens, located at 625 West 140th Street in Harlem. This new green, supportive housing building was co-developed by The Fortune Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to
strengthening the fabric of communities by promoting successful prisoner reentry, is on track for LEED-NC Gold Certification, and provides 114 affordable units, including 50 supportive studio apartments and 13 larger units for homeless individuals and families with incarceration histories.

“I am honored to be recognized by my friends and colleagues in New York’s supportive housing community,” said Lettire. “This type of work is extremely rewarding and I look forward to continuing our company’s mission to provide the best possible quality housing to New Yorkers in need.”

Lettire’s award followed the presentation of Government Partner of the Year to Michael F. Hogan, PhD, commissioner, New York State Office of Mental Heath. The Supportive Housing Network of New York also recognized Residences, Tenants and Neighbor of the Year.