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Building a Housing First Approach and Implementing Inclusive Best Practices (CSocD58 Side Event)
14 Feb 2020 -  In accordance with the priority theme for the 58th Session of the Commission for Social Development, this side event will focus on affordable housing and the Housing First approach. The panel will highlight the creation of the Housing First approach and its successful adoption into national policy in Finland, the current state of affordable housing, domestically and abroad, and showcase current successful grassroots work while offering venues for action.

Mr. Jyrki Terva, Acting Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations

Dr. Sam Tsemberis, Pathways Housing First

James Carras, Harvard Kennedy School Juha Kaakinen, Y-Foundation Jean Quinn, UNANIMA International

Shahin Marjan, lived experience of homelessness

Moderator: Spyridoula Fotinis, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America