National homeless service provider HELP USA presents its annual symposium, UPSTREAM: Frontline Solutions to Homelessness on January 31, 2024, in partnership with City & State. Be a part of the conversation as a cross-section of industry leaders identify short-term tactics and long-range strategies to address the impact of migrant populations on NYC’s homeless systems!
The opening panel explored the original intent of The Callahan Consent
Kim Hopper, PhD
Professor of Clinical, Sociomedical Sciences & Adjunct, Professor, School of Law, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Chief Policy Officer, National Alliance to End Homelessness
Richard R. Buery, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer, Robin Hood
Professor, Dana and Andrew Stone Chair in Social Policy, Co-Principal Investigator, Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy
Principal, Bloomberg Associates
Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid Society
President, Monadnock Development & Co-Host, “The Housing Problem” Podcast
Research, Evaluation, and Learning Officer, Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
VP of Transitional Housing, Samaritan Daytop Village
AVP Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Services, HELP USA
Director, Zolberg Institute Project on Cities and Migrants, The New School
Founder & CEO, James Equities LLC
National Sales Director, Lamb Insurance
President & CEO, HELP USA
Danielle Minelli Pagnotta
Executive Director, Providence House
Executive Director, HELP USA
Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
DHS Deputy Commissioner of Intake and Assessment
Chief Strategy Officer, Anthos Home
Wednesday, January 31, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
The Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY
Registration and Breakfast
Welcome Remarks by Anne Williams-Isom, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
Keynote Remarks by Dr. Kim Hopper, PhD, Professor of Clinical, Sociomedical Sciences & Adjunct, Professor, School of Law, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
POLICY: The Callahan Consent Decree
Exploring the original intent of this landmark ruling juxtaposed against the backdrop of New York City’s current homelessness crisis; examining the scope of the ruling and its application to non-Americans; and the finite limits of the ability of any municipality to care for its existing homeless population topped by substantial immigration.
A roundtable discussion with government leaders, nonprofit partners, and business will address current and future policy proposals to cut through red tape and provide lasting solutions to chronic homelessness.
PRACTICE: Housing Migrants – Adapting Existing Models to Serve Non-traditional Population Needs
Listen in as front-line leaders address the challenges and stresses on existing models caused by the migrant influx. Hear how these seasoned homeless services experts adapted systems, reworked procedures, and innovated methods to address the urgent need for jobs, legal aid, and education for adults and families with distinctly different traits than the population the system was designed to serve.
FINDINGS: Real Stories from Residents
A conversation with individuals who arrived in NYC as immigrants will provide case-based examples of how our services, systems, and policies are impacting those on the receiving end, especially in the quest to find employment. Learn the latest findings revealed in a research report focused on the outcomes of migrants who have access to job placement programs.
Luncheon - Moderated Roundtables presented by Lamb Insurance
FORECAST: Removing Obstacles to Long-Term Housing Stability for Migrants
Join experts from government, academia, and business as they share a vision for adjusting our approach to affordable housing and reducing barriers to economic independence. Listen as they explore concepts such as Shrinking Cities, Workforce Integration, Affordable Housing Preservation Funds, and other ideas that will permanently reduce stresses on existing systems and remove barriers that prevent migrants from rapidly exiting transitional housing, accelerating permanent, long-term stability.
Afternoon Plenary Presentation
CONNECTIONS: Networking, Coffee, Cake, & Closing Remarks
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