Poverty Discussion Group

Date: 11/05/2010
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: The Puck Building, Mulberry Conference Room, 3072
295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604  map

The Wagner Policy Alliance is pleased to present the new student-led Poverty Discussion Group. The group will bring together students who are interested in issues related to domestic poverty and low-income families/communities to have informal brown bag discussions the first Friday of every month.

The second meeting of the group will discuss topics in affordable housing with guest speaker Sarah Gerecke, Executive Director of the Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. Ms. Gerecke will present the topics of place-based investments vs. people-based investments in low-income residents and housing. Before working for the Furman Center, Ms. Gerecke was head of the Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of NYC from 2001-2009, and previous to that worked at various positions in New York City government including for the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

Please join us for the discussion.