Policy Breakfast: New Strategies for Homeless Shelter Exits

News & Events | April 10th 2015

With nearly 60,000 individuals in New York City’s shelter system, and homelessness on the rise, there is a desperate need for effective strategies to prevent and reduce homelessness.

On Tuesday April 7th, 2015, the NYU Furman Center hosted more than 100 participants and guests at the NYU School of Law for a policy breakfast on strategies for bringing New York City residents out of homelessness. Leaders from city agencies and the development community spoke about opportunities to help homeless families move into existing housing units and to develop new housing stock to meet the needs of the homeless.

Panelists included:

  • Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, City of New York
  • Kirk Goodrich, Director of Development, Monadnock Construction
  • Sally Greenspan, Program Director, Enterprise Community Partners
  • Alexa Sewell, President, Settlement Housing Fund

NYU Furman Center Director Mark Willis moderated the panel.

This event was the second of two policy breakfasts the NYU Furman Center hosted this spring focused on strategies for reducing homelessness in New York City. The first event, hosted in March, focused on strategies for preventing homelessness. More information on the first event is available here.

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