Kristy Greenwalt serves as the first-ever Director to End Homelessness in the District of Columbia under Mayor Muriel Bowser. She was the architect of the city’s Homeward DC plan, a data-driven plan focused on transforming the city’s homeless services system into an effective, housing-focused crisis response system. The plan has led to millions of dollars of new investments in housing and supportive services, and a 17 percent reduction in homelessness citywide after the first two years of implementation, driven by a 40% reduction in family homelessness. Kristy oversees implementation of the plan as well as public-private coordination through her role directing the city’s Interagency Council on Homelessness. In addition to realignment of system policy and resources, she has led the design of new program interventions for the District, including a flexible shallow subsidy program for working adults (DC Flex). She also led the development of the City’s first-ever comprehensive strategy to end youth homelessness, Solid Foundations DC. Immediately prior to her role with the District, Kristy served as the Director of Housing Policy and Research for the United Stated Interagency Council on Homelessness under President Barack Obama. She previously worked as a consultant to US Department of Housing and Urban Development and worked with cities and states across the country on homelessness and affordable housing policy and programs.
9:15 AM–10:30 AM Feb 22, 2019 (US - Pacific)