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Homeless and Housing Meeting Agenda: July 6, 2021

Date: Tuesday, July 6, 2021  

Time: 9:30 am-10:30 am

Location: We meet via video Conference using ZOOM.US

Chair person(s): Sharon Jasprizza, MSCC

WELCOME / INTRODUCTIONS

  • Housekeeping (Zoom protocols) Signing in, copying chat, muting, etc.
  • Introductions, welcoming new members, updates from Councilman’s Corey Johnson’s office
  • Please email subject and speaker suggestions by the 15th of each month
  • Items to Triage: In order to give time to pressing topics, please forward items at least 24 hours prior to meetings

PURPOSE

To share knowledge, ideas, and resources to identify problems and find solutions to the homeless crisis.

Today’s meeting agenda has an emphasis on using NYC Housing Connect’s new website, vouchers, Adaptive Reuse and other housing initiatives, and program developments

2 min

POLICY MEETING UPDATES

The prior 8:30 Homeless and Housing Policy meeting wrap-up as presented by selected participating members.

5 min 

SPECIAL INTRODUCTION(S) AND OR UPDATES: 

  • Natalie Naculich, HCC, WSNA: Housing activism updates: Rent Stabilization Board actions 
  • Daniel Pichinson, Ryan Chelsea Clinton, updates
  • Richard Perkins, Housing Works
  • Tarik French, Assets Protection Outreach Coordinator G496, tarik.French@target.com
  • Nieves Taveras, Encore Community Services

8 min

COMMITTEES

Anyone wanting to be involved with any of our programs/projects let us know via email or chat.

ADAPTIVE REUSE TOGETHER: HOTELS TO HOUSING

Ted Houghton, President of Gateway Housing

5 min

MSCC’s HEALTHCARE ACCESS & COORDINATION FOR NYC HOMELESS REPORT

The report focuses on healthcare obstacles that confront (unhoused) people, and pathways to improve health access and outcomes for our community.

5 min

BETH ISRAEL HOSPITAL Held over for August

  • Adaptive Reuse: Medical Respite Bed facility
  • Road blocks to using Beth Israel’s closed wings for medical respite bed (Arthur Schwartz)
  • Working group development

HOUSING CONNECT

  • How to use the website to search and apply for housing
  • Addressing: housing rental subsidies (vouchers), SCRIE, DRIE, SNAPS, etc.

Speaker(s): NYC Housing Preservation & Development: Aileen Reynolds, Executive Director of Housing Opportunity, Asset & Property Management; Latisha Wright, Outreach Coordinator, Marketing and Affordability Oversight

15/20 min

PUBLIC CONCERNS

  • Other

8 min

ACTION LIST

  • Planning committee with Mount Sinai about their unused hospital wings
  • Luks Wolfe, Comptroller’s Office:
  • Summary of today’s actions

2 min

PROGRAM UPDATES

  • Street Sheets: ready for distribution
  • Urban Garden
  • Workshops
  • Workshop Street Sheets

5 min

ANNOUNCEMENTS / EVENTS

  • Other announcements from our committee members?

2 min

AOB

  • Topic Suggests:
    • Housing mentally ill people in prison
    • Talking points and having our voices heard
    • Public bathrooms (Portable bathroom for Hotels plazas)
  • Speaker Suggestions: All suggestions are welcomed
  • New Members: Thank you for joining, feel free to tell us about your needs or schedule a presentation, and connect with anyone within this network
  • Next Meeting: 9:30 am, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 (The first Tuesday of every month) 

2 min

HOW TO ZOOM

  • Download the basic FREE app and become familiar with Zoom: https://zoom.us, create a FREE account.

ADDENDUM A: SPEAKERS BIO AND INFORMATION

Latisha Wright | Outreach CoordinatorHPD- Marketing & Affordability Oversight ProgramWrightL@hpd.nyc.gov

Universal Bio:
Alex and Latisha are Outreach Coordinators with the Marketing and Oversight team at Housing Preservation and Development. Their team provides oversight to the Affordable Housing Lotteries that markets on Housing Connect. Today, they will speak briefly about the housing lotteries, housing connect, and how you can prepare, and apply to a housing lottery.

Below are helpful resource links you can share with your clients about Housing Connect and the housing lotteries:

Housing Connect About Page:  https://housingconnect.nyc.gov/PublicWeb/about-us

Housing Connect Learn Page:  https://housingconnect.nyc.gov/PublicWeb/about-us/training

Income Guide:  https://a806-housingconnect.nyc.gov/nyclottery/instructionPDFs/Income_Guide_en.pdf

After You Apply:  https://a806-housingconnect.nyc.gov/nyclottery/instructionPDFs/After_You_Apply_en.pdf

Resources Page:  https://www1.nyc.gov/site/housingportal/index.page