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Top Government Officials and Industry Leaders Set to Convene to Discuss Housing Plus Services

On Oct. 19, 2017, at the new Albany Capital Center, top New York State and federal officials will meet with leaders in the fields of affordable senior housing and service provision to discuss how to address the ever-growing demand for affordable senior housing with services throughout New York State. While some providers have had success in developing these housing models in New York, with a rapidly growing senior population, it is clear that more must be done to avoid a housing crisis.

As a step in working toward a solution to the growing affordable senior housing shortage, the LeadingAge NY and Enterprise Community Partners Second Annual Symposium on Healthy Senior Housing will bring together practitioners with experience and success in developing these models, government leaders, and individuals involved in the fields of both housing development and health care service provision. Items to be addressed include the current state of housing plus services in New York, overcoming the obstacles to developing this housing, and how to develop an advocacy strategy to support bringing the housing plus services model into New York.

Speakers include RuthAnne Visnauskas, Commissioner and CEO of New York State Homes and Community Renewal; John Cochran, Deputy Director of the Executive Division of the New York State Office for the Aging; Mark Kissinger, Special Advisor to the Commissioner of Health in the New York State Department of Health; and Lynne Patton, Regional Administrator for Region II for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. A keynote address will also be given by Nancy Rockett Eldridge, CEO of the Well Home Network and a nationally recognized expert with 37 years of leadership experience in housing and health policy with a focus on elderly, low-income populations.

Registration and more information about the program is available here. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event! Should you have any questions, please contact Sara Neitzel at 518-867-8835 or sneitzel@leadingageny.org.