Averting Crisis: Community Strategies for Supporting Families and Preventing Homelessness

The Bloomberg administration has invested new dollars and creativity in preventing family homelessness. As the number of families in shelter begins to drop, what more can New York do to help families stay in their homes and out of crisis?  In a new report, the Center for NYC Affairs proposes the city unify its many family support programs to institutionalize a neighborhood-based safety net. Can the lessons of prevention transcend the longstanding inflexibility of government? A Panel Discussion with: Linda Gibbs, Department of Homeless Services Sharon McDonald,National Alliance to End Homelessness Melissa Mowery, CAMBA HomeBase Program