Scholars and Housing Directors Participate in Public Housing Summit at Rutgers University in Newark

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All media are invited to cover this event. This event is free and open to the public.

(Newark, NJ) – The nation’s and New Jersey’s economies and housing markets are experiencing severe downturns. In this challenging context, Rutgers University in Newark will host a full day summit on public housing on June 12, 2009. The program will include presentations on affordable housing models, historical and cross-national comparisons, town/gown partnerships, and mixed income housing.


WHAT:A summit on public housing featuring Senator Robert Menendez, General Deputy Assistant Secretary Paula Blunt, and various scholars and housing directors
WHO:The Honorable Robert Menendez, U.S. senatorPaula O. Blunt, general deputy assistant secretary, Public and Indian Housing, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Dr. Manuel Aalbers, Amsterdam Institute for Metropolitan and International             Development Studies, University of Amsterdam

Dr. Roland Anglin, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Dr. Hilary Botein, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, City University of New York

John Clarke, executive director, New Brunswick Public Housing Authority

Dr. James DeFilippis, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Dr. Kyle Farmbry, Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration

Tyrone Garrett, executive director, Long Branch Housing Authority

Carle Greene, executive director, Philadelphia Housing Authority

Deb Gross, deputy director, Council of Large Public Housing Authorities

Robert Holmes, Esq., Rutgers School of Law—Newark

Michael Kelly, executive director, Washington, D.C., Housing Authority

Keith Kinard, executive director, Newark Housing Authority

Maria Maio, executive director, Jersey City Public Housing Authority

Dr. dt ogilvie, Management and Global Business, Rutgers Business School—Newark and New Brunswick

Elizabeth Sloan Powers, Department of Social Work, Rutgers University, Newark

Frederick Purnell, executive director, Wilmington Housing Authority

Louis Riccio, executive director, Madison Public Housing Authority

Dr. Kelly Robinson, Rutgers Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies

Gregory Russ, executive director, Cambridge Public Housing Authority

Dr. Alex Schwartz, Milano School for Management and Urban Policy, The New School

Dr. Mara Sidney, Department of Political Science, Rutgers University, Newark

Philip Tegeler, executive director, Poverty and Race Research Action Council

Dr. Robyne Turner, Department of Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers             University, Camden   

WHEN:Friday, June 12, 20098:30 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.  
 WHERE:Rutgers University in Newark, New JerseyPaul Robeson Campus Center350 Martin Luther King Boulevard 

Media Contact: Mara Sidney

Contact: Helen Paxton

Contact: Ferlanda Fox Nixon