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OECD Workshop on Homelessness and Affordable Housing Policies, 27th November 2019

 

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As part of the OECD Horizontal Project on Housing, the OECD Directorate of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs will organise a Workshop on Homelessness and Affordable Housing Policies. The workshop will have several objectives:

  • Share research findings and policy experiences around homelessness and affordable housing
  • Seek guidance on future work around homelessness and affordable housing policies. 

The workshop is open to delegates of the OECD Working Party on Social Policy; international experts, advocates and others working on affordable housing and homelessness; OECD staff and delegates involved in the OECD Horizontal Project on Housing; and other interested parties. Please note that space is limited. The workshop will take place in English.

 

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PRESENTATIONS

Session 1: National homelessness strategies

  • Moderator: Nan Roman, President and CEO, National Alliance to End Homelessness (United States)
    · Nancy Baker, Director for Homelessness Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting at Employment and Social Development (Canada)
    · Philip Gamble, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Reduction Programme Manager, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (United Kingdom)
    · Manuel Hennin, Head of Housing and Shelter (France)
    · Juha Kaakinen, Chief Executive, Y Foundation (Finland)

Session 2: National and local homelessness solutions

  • Moderator: Freek Spinnewijn, Director, European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA)
    · Vanessa Benoit, Deputy Director General, Social Action Centre, City of Paris (France)
    · Karin Egholm, Senior Advisor, National Board on Social Services (Denmark)
    · Dr. Eion O’Sullivan, Professor in Social Policy in the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)

Session 3: Measuring homelessness: Innovations in measurement across the OECD

  • Moderator: Willem Adema, Senior Economist, OECD Directorate of Employment, Labour and Social Affairs
    · Christine Ante, Analyst, Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (Germany)
    · Manuel Domergue, Director of Research, Fondation Abbé Pierre (France)
    · Brenton Philp, Group Manager, Housing and Homelessness Group, Department of Social Services (Australia)
    · Nan Roman, President and CEO, National Alliance to End Homelessness (United States)
    · Dr. Andrew Waugh, Statistician, Strategic Insights Unit, DG Scottish Exchequer (United Kingdom)

Session 4: Preventing homelessness: Increasing the supply of affordable housing

  • Moderator: Patrick Bussière, Director, Social Research Division, Employment and Social Development (Canada); Chair, OECD Working Party on Social Policy
    · Mary Hurley, Assistant Secretary General, Housing and Affordability Division, Department of Housing (Ireland)
    · Veronika Reháková, Head of Unit, Ministry of Transport and Construction (Slovak Republic)
    · Jens Schumacher, Permanent Representative of Germany to the European Union (Germany)
    · Sorcha Edwards, Secretary-General, Housing Europe

 

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