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CFH Welcomes George Nashak

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Care for the Homeless (CFH) is pleased to announce the appointment of George Nashak as its Executive Director. Many know Nashak as the current Executive Vice President of HELP USA and the former Deputy Commissioner for Adult Services for the New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS).

As Executive Vice President of HELP USA, Nashak oversees the operations of the organization’s $100 million portfolio of housing and supportive services for homeless people. Before joining HELP in 2012, he spent eight years at DHS, first as Assistant Commissioner for Housing and Program Planning, working on the New York/New York III Agreement and other permanent housing initiatives for homeless clients. Then, as Deputy Commissioner for Adult Services, he was responsible for the single adult shelter system, street homelessness services, and the re-housing of homeless adults.  Prior to his stint at DHS, Nashak served as Vice President of the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health and directed the Str…

Homelessness is Solvable: Key Suggestions from Our Policy Forum

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Suggestions to End Homelessness On June 14th, Care for the Homeless and the LIU Brooklyn MPA Program held a Policy Forum on Preventing and Ending Homelessness in New York City. Over 300 people came together to discuss how to prevent and end homelessness in New York City. The Forum included multiple panels and presentations on a range of pressing topics involving homelessness. It featured panelists who were educators, advocates, policy makers, service providers and experts in the field, including a number of people with the lived experience of homelessness.
The Policy and Advocacy team at Care for the Homeless and staff from LIU’s MPA program compiled a list of suggestions that were shared by the speakers and panelists during the Forum and the attendees who added their ideas to our suggestion box. It was our promise that we would put all the suggestions together and circulate it to Forum participants and New York City policymakers. Some of these suggestions are small or very incremental,…