Cassondra Warney

Cassondra Warney: Senior Program Manager, Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) covering New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Monday, June 10, 2024,

2:30pm – 3:30pm,

ASA Koffler Great Room and Zoom


Our humanity calls us to better understand and appreciate the individual and collective challenges facing people who are struggling to survive without safe and affordable shelter. It is a societal imperative that we come together to develop and implement responsible and sustainable solutions.

Cassondra Warney will share how several cities across the U.S., backed by robust studies, are using Housing First as an effective approach to reduce homelessness. This is especially true for those who are cycling between street homelessness, emergency rooms, and the local jail.  As communities like Grants Pass, Oregon move to criminalize homelessness (see pending U.S. Supreme Court case of City of Grants Pass Oregon vs Johnson), it’s more important than ever for Americans to understand that using crisis systems to quickly “remove” people who are housing unstable or homeless is a poor use of tax dollars.  Incarceration and shelter are significantly more expensive than housing.

Cassondra is a public policy strategist with more than ten years of experience managing housing, healthy aging and criminal legal reform initiatives for think tanks, consultancies, and government agencies.  Her expertise is in facilitating, consensus building and fundraising to deliver transformative solutions for our communities in need.  She leads the New Jersey portfolio with a focus on increasing affordable housing development and reducing racial disparities in the homeless and housing systems.  She also supports the CSH Metro Team’s collaboration on using supportive housing as a de-incarceration strategy for New York City.

Ms. Warney is the daughter of an AV resident, and our community is particularly grateful for her willingness to share her experience and insights regarding this important topic.

Compiled and Edited by Mary Hatch, Academy Village Volunteer

You can connect to Zoom either by using the following URL: or by opening a browser to and typing in Meeting ID: 954 5651 1620 and Passcode: 85747 

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