Innovative Housing Solutions to Address the Homelessness Crisis for Domestic Violence Survivors
Thursday, March 10, 2022 • 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
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Homelessness and Domestic Violence
According to the most recent federal data, approximately 78,000 individuals experience homelessness in New York City and more than half are families with children. At the core of this crisis, is domestic violence which in New York City is the number one driver of family homelessness.
The need for safe, affordable housing among domestic violence survivors and the crisis of homelessness are not unique to New York City: It is a national crisis that has been exacerbated by the pandemic. There are various organizations that have implemented innovative, trauma-informed housing programs locally and across the country, such as rapid rehousing and supportive housing.
Sector leaders and individuals with lived experience share best practices and lessons learned about emerging and existing evidence-based solutions to address the domestic violence and homelessness crisises. Q&A portions will enable attendees to join the conversation and discuss their experiences in the field.
Additional presenters to be added as they’re confirmed
|9:30 AM||Welcome and Opening Remarks|
|9:45 AM||Federal Perspective: A video welcome from Jeff Olivet, Executive Director of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)|
|9:50 AM||The Big Picture: A moderated discussion on the intersectionality between racial and gender inequality, family homelessness and domestic violence, and the effects of this trauma on survivors and their children.
Moderator: Tracy Perrizo, Program Officer, New York City Program, The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
Cecile Noel, Commissioner, New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic Violence and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV)
|10:45 AM||Community-Based Housing Solutions: Leveraging voucher programs and resources to help survivors attain and retain permanent housing
Moderator: Jennifer DeCarli, Deputy Commissioner for Family Justice Centers and Outreach, New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-Based Violence (ENDGBV)
Kim Maloney, New York City CoC Domestic Violence Committee Co-Chair, domestic violence survivor and advocate
|11:45 AM||A New York State Perspective
Remarks from New York State Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal, Chair of the Committee on Social Services
|12:00 PM||Supportive Housing: Best practices to meet the needs of survivors and their families
Moderator: Laura Mascuch, Executive Director, Supportive Housing Network of New York
Isa Martinez-McDonald, Regional Director – Bronx, New Destiny
|12:50 PM||Keynote address by Pauletta Perez, CFO, Snark 22, Board Member, New Destiny Housing, and domestic violence advocate|
Read our policy priorities to address homelessness caused by domestic violence in New York City.
New Destiny thanks Trinity Church Wall Street for hosting the event.
About New Destiny: New Destiny Housing is a 28-year-old nonprofit committed to ending the cycle of domestic violence and homelessness. We develop supportive and affordable housing and, through our HousingLink program, we connect survivors of domestic violence with safe, permanent housing throughout New York City. As both a permanent housing developer and service provider, solely focused on survivors, New Destiny is well-positioned to advocate for the interventions that will help survivors transition from crisis, remain safe, and rebuild their lives.