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Tuesday June 9, 2009 New York City: Please Participate In The 9th Annual Supportive Housing Conference Details can be found through the following Link: http://www.shnny.org/conferenceworkshops.html
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We will soon be announcing our next Community Forum to address housing policy issues. (Details to be annouced here.)_______________________________________________On October 27 we held a meeting: "Creating Affordable Housing and Supportive Housing During New York's Budget Crisis: Advocating For Effective Policy" 7:30 PM at Jewish Community Center In Manhattan (Amsterdam Ave. and W.76 Street) Join us for an evening that will inform and empower us to better persuade the City to adopt reasonable proposals to create affordable housing and supportive housing. A panel of leading advocates will discuss the current housing crises, the proposals crafted by housing experts to ameliorate the scarcity of affordable housing and supportive housing, as well as to let us know what we can do as a community to help bring about the implementation of these necessary housing initiatives.(Panalists include, Laura Jervis, Executive Director of West Side Federation of Senior Supportive Housing, Michael Golub, Member Services Coordinator of Supportive Housing Network of NY, Joseph Weisbord, Staff Director of Housing First! The discussion will be moderated by Richard Sussman, Policy Coordinator of Beyond Shelter Coalition.) Admission is Free, We welcome your participation.
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New York, NY. Beyond Shelter Coalition periodically holds public policy forums where city government officials along the political spectrum meet with represntatives of housing assistance organizations and independent experts at a round table discussion. The pannel participants then answer questions from members of the public in attendance. Beyond Shelter Coalition also holds Community Meetings at which one or more experts will help set in motion a strategy for advocating on behalf of our housing aganda
Rabbi Alan Schwartz has been continuing with the Upper West Side communal efforts stemming from the Public Policy Forum took place on May 7, 2003 at Congregation Ohab Zedek. Unlike most of our other forums that are open to the public, this forum was particularly for Clergy and Lay leaders of all faiths. Speakers included leading housing experts, city government representatives and clergy active in low income housing for the poor and homeless. We are seeking to further cooperation among peoples of all faiths in our area with the guidance of our spiritual leadership.
During 2002 we held policy forums on April 22 and October 10th.
On October 10th the policy forum was co-sponsored with The Supportive Housing Network of NY and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan. The forum focussed on the Blueprint for Ending Homelessness written by the Supportive Housing Network of NY as well as on the Housing First! plan. The speakers included: Ted Houghton of the Supportive Hosuing Network (Author of the "Blueprint"); Joe Weisbord, Director of Housing First Campaign for affordable Housing; and Laura Tavormina, Deputy Director of West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing. Rabbi Robert Levine Served as moderator.
On April 22nd the public forum was on how New York City can expand affordable housing for homeless and low-income persons.The speakers at the April event included:Honorable Jerilyn Perine, Commissioner, NYC Department of Housing,Preservation and Development; Mary Brosnahan-Sullivan,Executive Director, The Coalition For The Homeless; and Gale Brewer, City Council member representing the Upper West Side. The moderator was Rabbi Robert N. Levine of Congregation Rodeph Sholom
The April Forum was co-sponsored by Beyond Shelter Coalition of West Side Synagogues and Jewish Institutions for Permanent Affordable Housing for Low-Income and Homeless New Yorkers, The JCC in Manhattan and by the Interfaith Assembly on Housing and Homelessness.
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Beyond Shelter Coalition facilitates educational programs on meeting the challenges of providing people without homes or having difficulty affording housing with adequate low income housing. These programs, held at Synagogues and Jewish Day Schools, contain both current housing policy information as well as moral teachings on these issues from a Jewish perspective.
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