The Winter Thought Leader Speaker Series is back! Each cold and dreary winter month, we will feature a hot and exciting topic impacting affordable housing, followed by a Q&A moderated by a member of NYHC’s Rising Leaders Network.

This year, our series theme is Housing as a National Issue.

We are excited to announce that Peggy Bailey, the Vice President for Housing Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), will be our February Thought Leader! On February 13th, she will discuss housing affordability and the consistent gap between incomes and rents for people with low incomes, the impact of the affordable housing crisis on the health care system, and how the healthcare and housing communities can best partner to address the problem.

Bailey’s career has been dedicated to building connections between the housing and healthcare communities. In her current role, she oversees the Center’s work to protect and expand access to affordable housing for people with low incomes. Prior to being VP of CBPP, Bailey served as CBPP’s director of “Connect the Dots: Bridging Systems for Better Health,” an initiative that identifies opportunities to strengthen the link between housing programs and health policy.

Prior to joining CBPP in January 2016, Bailey served as Director of Health Systems Integration for the Corporation for Supportive Housing, where she focused on finding sustainable funding sources for the services that people with histories of homelessness and chronic health conditions need to maintain their housing. In addition, she worked with health care partners to improve their understanding of the housing sector and to identify ways they could make appropriate investments in rental assistance and capital projects. This included working with states to expand Medicaid coverage for housing-related services for highly vulnerable populations and helping the housing sector strategically build partnerships with health-sector stakeholders.

Shambhavi Manglik, a Rising Leaders Network member and Senior Program Officer at the Robin Hood Foundation, will moderate the event. At Robin Hood, Shambhavi manages the Foundation’s housing and homelessness grant portfolio and investments focused on the intersection of health and housing.

LMHQ 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10038
February 13th, 6-8pm
Light refreshments will be served.