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
President
AARP NY
 
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
 
Anna Caffarelli
Special Projects Coordinator
DOHMH
 
Sewin Chan
Professor
NYU Wagner School for Public Service
 
Chris Cirillo
Executive Director
Lott Community Development Corp.
 
Dr. Donna Corrado**
Commissioner
New York City Department for the Aging
 
Caitlin C. Fahey
Human Services Division
New York City Council
 
Sheldon Fine*
President
West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing
 
Ted Finkelstein
Director
Project Equal Access
Commission on Human rights
 
Rosa Gil
Executive Director
Communilife
 
Helen Hamlin
Main Representative
International Federation on Ageing
United Nations
 
Christine Hunter
Co-Chair
Design for Aging Committee
Principal
Magnusson Architecture and 
Planning, P.C.
 
Katelyn Hosey
Public Policy Associate
LiveOn NY
 
Sydelle Marin Knepper
Founder and CEO
SKA Marin
 
Christopher Kui*
Executive Director
Asian Americans for Equality
 
Pascale Leon
Senior Program Manager
CSH
 
Andrea Mata
Senior Manager 
Community Health Initiatives
NYCHA
 
Eric Mendel*
CEO
Central Assisted Living
 
Deborah Nagin
Director, Healthy Homes Program
Bureau of Environmental Disease
and Injury Prevention
DOHMH
 
Mia Oberlink
Senior Research Associate
VNSNY
 
Xiomara Pedraza
Senior Housing Fellow
Enterprise Community Partners
 
Caryn Resnick
Deputy Commissioner
NYC Department for the Aging
 
Emily Rooney
Legislative Policy Analyst
New York City Council
 
Caitlyn Smith
Fall Prevention Analyst
DOHMH
 
Laura Smith
City Planner
NYC Department of City Planning
 
Jonathan Szott
Chief of Staff
Office of Council Member Paul A. Vallone
 
Paul A. Vallone**
Chair, Subcommittee on Senior Centers
New York City Council
 
Shula Warren
Office of Manhattan Borough President
City of New York
 
 
 
*denotes Commission Member
** denotes Ex-Officio Commission Member