Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Monday, November 26


A panel on vacant property, housing policy, and homelessness

Time: 12 – 3pm (includes lunch reception)

Organized by Picture the Homeless and the Charles H. Revson Fellowship

Location: Columbia University, Faculty House (Enter through the gate on 116th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive)

Price: FREE

There are enough potential apartments in vacant buildings and lots in Manhattan alone to house every homeless person on the streets and in the shelters citywide. Yet municipal housing policy has no unified strategy to address this massive dilemma, and existing initiatives focus on developing expensive housing that accelerates gentrification. Join us to learn about new strategies to develop joint solutions to issues of housing, homelessness, job creation, and systemic change.

Featured speakers include:

· Prof. Peter Marcuse, Columbia University

· Rabbi Michael Feinberg, Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition

· Leaders of the Housing Campaign at Picture the Homeless

Introduction by Sudhir Venkatesh, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Charles H. Revson Fellowship Program and the Center for Urban Research and Policy, Columbia University

For more information, call Sam J. Miller at 646-314-6423 or email sam@picturethehomeless.org

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