On May 19th, RxHome hosted a virtual Town Hall to discuss the mayoral candidates’ platforms on housing and homelessness. We presented RxHome's NYC mayoral candidate Voter Guide and a group of experts responded to the candidates’ different approaches to ending homelessness.

Check out the recording here!

Panelists

  • Ana Bautista, MSW, is the Tenant Support Coordinator at New Destiny Housing Corp’s Morris location. She brings her eight years of Domestic Violence work experience from various sectors to a 38 unit service enriched, permanent and affordable housing development in the Mount Hope section of the Bronx.
  • Tiffany Griffin is a community advocate who believes having a home should not be treated as a privilege but more as a right.
  • Robert M. Hayes is the President and CEO of Community Healthcare Network. Mr. Hayes has deep experience in mission-driven organizations as a founder of the National and New York Coalitions for the Homeless, winning the nation’s first Right to Shelter court ruling and leading the Medicare Rights Center.
  • Ebonie Holden is a community advocate who cares deeply about homelessness and believes there is a lack of affordable housing that is actually affordable
  • Adam Wawrynek is the Senior Regional Director at a New York City-based non-profit, overseeing a portfolio of programs that serve homeless and at-risk veterans and families across NYC and Long Island. He has experience with program design and development, successfully launching services such as the original Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) programs, rapid re-housing projects, the VA’s GPD Transition-in-Place pilot, and a variety of other housing-focused services.
  • Rev. Sharon White-Harrigan is the Executive Director of The Women’s Community Justice Association, a gender-specific, trauma-informed, advocacy for justice agency that uplifts and amplifies the voices of all women who are experts through their life experiences and efforts.
  • Dr. Van Yu is Chief Medical Officer of the Center Urban Community Services (CUCS) and its healthcare affiliate Janian Medical Care, which provides on-site psychiatric care, primary care and nursing care to people with lived experience of homelessness at outreach programs, shelters, safe haven and supportive housing programs.