Age-friendly Housing

The Housing Working Group works to advance strategies that facilitate older people’s access to safe and affordable housing as well as focusing on improving housing safety, security, services, and supports. 

The Housing Working Group is co-chaired by Kathryn Haslanger, CEO, JASA and Ed Mills, Principal Architect, Ed Mills + Associates.

Check out the Aging in Place Guide for Building Owners [PDF] (2016) and other tools on our Resources page. 

  • Co-Chair, Kathryn Haslanger | CEO, JASA

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    Co-Chair, Ed Mills* | Principal Architect, Ed Mills + Associates

Leo Asen
Andriana Azarias
Senior Advisor, Special Projects
NYC Department of Health and
Mental Hygiene
Nannearl Blackshear
Community Affairs Director
Office of Brooklyn Borough President
Jenna Breines
Deputy Director, Senior Housing
Department of Housing Preservation
and Development
Gale Brewer**
Manhattan Borough President
City of New York
Ukah Busgith
Senior Director
Family Partnerships Department
NYC Housing Authority 
Anna Caffarelli
Special Projects Coordinator
NYC Department of Health and 
Mental Hygiene
Sewin Chan
NYU Wagner School for Public Service
Nuzhat Chowdhury
Legislative Counsel
NYC Council
Chris Cirillo
Executive Director
Lott Community Development Corp.
Dr. Donna Corrado**
New York City Department for the Aging
Patricia Dawson 
Director of Supportive and Senior Housing
Human Resources Administration
Amanda Eyer-Gere
City Planner
NYC Department of City Planning
Sheldon Fine*
West Side Federation for Senior and
Supportive Housing
Rosa Gil
Executive Director
Helen Hamlin
Main Representative
International Federation on Ageing
United Nations
Tanisha Hines
Program Officer
Enterprise Community Partners
Katelyn Hosey
Public Policy Associate
LiveOn NY
Christine Hunter
Co-Chair, Design for Aging Committee
Principal, Magnusson Architecture and 
Planning, P.C.
Kalima Johnson
Legislative Policy Analyst
New York City Council
Sydelle Marin Knepper
Founder and CEO
SKA Marin
Pascale Leon
Senior Program Manager
Corporation for Supportive Housing
Andrea Mata
Senior Manager 
Community Health Initiatives
NYC Housing Authority
Eric Mendel*
Central Assisted Living
Deborah Nagin
Director, Healthy Homes Program
Bureau of Environmental Disease
and Injury Prevention
NYC Department of Health and
Mental Hygiene 
Mia Oberlink
Senior Research Associate
Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Caryn Resnick
Deputy Commissioner
NYC Department for the Aging
Denise Scott*
Executive Vice President of Programs
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Caitlyn Smith
Fall Prevention Analyst
NYC Department of Health and 
Mental Hygiene
Jonathan Szott
Chief of Staff
Office of Council Member Paul A. Vallone
Paul A. Vallone**
Member, Committee on Aging
New York City Council
Shula Warren
Director of Policy & Special Projects
Office of Manhattan Borough President
City of New York
*denotes Commission Member
** denotes Ex-Officio Commission Member