About the Author
Andrew Cuomo is a New York native. An attorney, at twenty-eight he founded Housing Enterprise for Less Privileged (HELP), which became the nation’s largest private provider of transitional housing for the homeless. He practiced law as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan and served as campaign manager for his father, Mario M. Cuomo, in his successful 1982 race for governor of New York. At thirty-nine Andrew Cuomo was named Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Clinton administration and won awards from Harvard for his innovation and success at passing major legislation.