UPSTREAM 2024: Frontline Solutions to Homelessness


UPSTREAM 2024: Frontline Solutions to Homelessness


UPSTREAM 2024 was a Sold-Out Success!

An at-capacity room of 325 industry professionals heard from the top minds in housing and homeless services about the impact of the migrant influx on New York City’s systems during an inspiring day of remarks, presentations, panels, and roundtables.

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Dan Lehman, HELP USA CEO and President

Anthony Williams, Board Chair

Opening Remarks

Anne Williams-Isom

New York City Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services


Keynote Presentation

Dr. Kim Hopper, PhD

Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences & Adjunct Professor, School of Law, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health


POLICY: The Callahan Consent Decree

Richard R. Buery, Jr., Robin Hood Foundation; Joshua Goldfein, The Legal Aid Society; Linda Gibbs, Bloomberg Associates; Achilles Kallergis, The New School; Molly Wasow Park, NYC Department of Social Services

PRACTICE: Housing Migrants

Liza Schwartzwald, The New York Immigration Coalition; Jerry Heaney, Samaritan Daytop Village; Danielle Minelli-Pagnotta, Providence House; Connie Morales, HELP USA; Rudy Racine, Equus Workforce Solutions; Aqueelah Winston, NYC Department of Homeless Services


FINDINGS: Real Stories from Residents

Dr. Camila Gripp, Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, Maryanne Schretzman, NYC Center for Innovation through Data Intelligence, Ashwin Parulkar, HELP USA, Residents from HELP USA’s Queens Sanctuary Site



Steve Berg, National Alliance to End Homelessness; Ralph R. Ortega, City & State NY


FORECAST: Removing Obstacles to Housing Stability

Kirk Goodrich, Monadnock Development; Shane Cox, Anthos Home; Ted Houghton, Gateway Housing; Douglas James, James Equities LLC



Keynote Presentation

Dr. Dennis Culhane, Professor, Dana and Andrew Stone Chair in Social Policy, Co-Principal Investigator, Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy





Jan 31, 2024


8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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