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Bottcher to convene panel discussion on homeless crisis

Councilmember Erik Bottcher will host a virtual panel discussion on the city’s homelessness predicament on Mon., Oct. 17, at 6:30 p.m., on Zoom.

Featured panelists will include Shane Cox, assistant commissioner of the city’s Department of Homeless Services; Jacquelyn Simone, policy director at the Coalition for the Homeless; Christine Quinn, president and C.E.O. of WIN (formerly Women In Need), who represented Council District 3 before Corey Johnson and Bottcher; and Douglas James, C.O.O. of CUCS (Center for Urban Services).

“Our country is in the midst of the worst homelessness crisis since the Great Depression,” Bottcher wrote in a statement accompanying an e-flier for the panel. “New Yorkers want to know why this is happening and what’s being done about it. … [W]e will delve into these questions, and more, at a virtual event with a panel of experts on homelessness in New York City.”

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One Comment

  1. John Penley John Penley October 3, 2022

    I know that Norman Siegel is part of a new volunteer homeless outreach project so you should invite him to participate in this.

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