New York’s homeless population is near an all time high, with more than 40,000 New Yorkers living in shelters — including 16,500 children and their parents. Amid the continuing fiscal crunch, New York City and State recently ended a unique rent subsidy program that helped thousands move out of shelters and into apartments, and new federal rent subsidies are nowhere to be found. The search is on for new housing alternatives. What is next for families in the shelters... and those on their way there?
Remarks from: Seth Diamond, Commissioner of New York Department of Homeless Services
Moderated by: Michael Powell, Gotham Columnist, New York Times
Discussion with: Catherine Trapani, HousingLink Director at New Destiny Housing Patrick Markee, Senior Policy Analyst at Coalition for the Homeless Steve Banks, Chief Attorney at Legal Aid Society of New York and others
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This event was made possible thanks to the generous support of Edison Properties, the Milano Foundation and the Sirus Fund.