Penn School of Social Policy & Practice to Host Public Forum to End Homelessness May 19

Jessica Bautista | bajess@sp2.upenn.edu | 215-573-8408
Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

WHO:              John L. Jackson Jr., dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), and Richard Perry University Professor

Dennis Culhane, Dana and Andrew Stone Chair in Social Policy, director of research, National Center for Homelessness Among Veterans

Nan Roman, president, National Alliance to End Homelessness

Matthew Doherty, executive director, United States Interagency Council on Homelessness

WHAT:           SP2 Penn Top 10 Homelessness Colloquium: Ending Homelessness – What Works and Taking It to Scale

WHEN:           Thursday, May 19, 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE:         Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Dean Jackson will lead a panel of the nation's leading policy experts in a conversation about homelessness, assisted housing policy and the charge to make a change.

The event, co-sponsored by the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative, will be followed by a reception/book launch for the SP2 Penn Top 10 Social Justice & Policy Issues for the 2016 Presidential Election. The SP2 Penn Top 10www.PennTopTen.com – is a research-driven, multimodal initiative in which experts from the Penn School of Social Policy & Practice analyze and address crucial social justice and policy issues leading up to the 2016 presidential election, including homelessness, mass incarceration, gun policy and mental health treatment. 

The SP2 Penn Top 10 uses an expansive website featuring policy recommendations, scholarly essays, video interviews with key authors, animations, a social journalism fellowship, and more to inform critical conversations taking place in the lead up to the election.