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Tale of Two Cities: Public housing and Family Poverty in New York and Chicago

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 9:00 am to 11:00 am

The Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Chicago tore down its high-rises, but what did the city do to build up the people who lived there? The New York City Housing Authority has done better than most in providing decent, affordable homes, yet many residents live in deep poverty. Join us for a discussion about public housing and the needs of resident families and children. Panelists will discuss the structural challenges of inequality and racial segregation that continue to isolate public housing communities and efforts to connect residents to opportunity. 

SPEAKERS: 
Michael Kelly, General Manager, New York City Housing Authority
Susan J. Popkin, Senior Fellow and Director of the Program on Neighborhoods and Youth Development, The Urban Institute and author of No Simple Solutions: Transforming Public Housing in Chicago
Aixa Torres, President, Alfred E. Smith Resident Association
Alex Schwartz, Professor, The New School/Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy
Talib Hudson, PhD student, The New School/Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy                         
David Garza, Executive Director, Henry Street Settlement

Presented by The New School's Center for NYC Affairs and cosponsored by Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy.

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