This year, the conference will focus on how our community will implement Mayor de Blasio’s and Governor Cuomo’s collective commitments to creating 35,000 units of supportive housing over the next fifteen years. There will be panels on how to fill the gaps left by uncertainty in the Low Income Housing Tax Credit market and financing preservation projects. We’ll have panels on promoting leadership among people of color, federal policy, and different approaches to effective property management. Additional workshops will cover partnering with faith-based organizations, alternative approaches to resolving conflict, dealing with domestic/intimate partner violence, and more. Back by popular demand are the participatory movement and meditation workshops and hoarding expert Lee Shuer to talk about bringing the Buried in Treasure approach into supportive housing.
The New York State Supportive Housing Conference is the single best place for supportive housing’s leaders to learn what is going on in our world. We expect 1,500 guests this year and will hear from more than 100 experts, innovators and leaders in the field.