Paul C. Perez Jr. is a passionate and dedicated individual who has solidified himself as a professional and a “champion for change” within the Western New York community. Born and raised in the South Bronx, NY, Paul witnessed firsthand the social inequities, violence, and poverty that plagued his beloved community. Paul witnessed firsthand the social inequities, violence, and poverty that plagued his beloved community and wanted to be an advocate and leader for systems change for historically disenfranchised communities. Paul earned his Bachelors of Arts in history from the State University at the College of Buffalo and his Masters in Public Administration. While finishing his bachelor’s degree, Paul began Urban Fellow with the Mayor’s Office under the Division of Citizen’s Services. Shortly he served as Community Organizer for Citizen Action of NY and Evergreen Health Services. He later became a licensed mortgage loan officer and certified HUD counselor at NACA. He closed 84 single/multifamily loans totaling $14.8 million during his tenure.
His skill set and service to the community later elevated him to an opportunity to serve as the Director of Lending at Neighborworks Community Partners. He currently is the Home HeadQuarters Site Director for Buffalo. Paul owns and operates his real estate development company Better Living Interest LLC, and his trucking logistics company Better Logistics Interest LLC. Paul is a distinguished Prince Hall Free and Accepted Mason of Ionic Lodge #88 and treasurer for Agents for Advocacy non for-profit organization. Paul is a champion for the people, and his goal is to continue to be a member and role model in the community and beyond.