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Position
Assistant Commissioner & Senior Advisor, Housing and Support Services
Company
NYC Department of Veterans' Services
Bio

Since joining DVS in August of 2015 Nicole has developed an innovative peer-to-peer model, hiring a team of veteran peer coordinators to assist homeless veterans in finding affordable housing that meets their needs; created the citywide housing supply plan to end veteran homelessness; stood up a housing coordination center to expedite placements into housing; and established an aftercare unit and citywide committee on aftercare to ensure that the veterans that we’ve housed stay housed.

Prior to joining DVS, Nicole was Deputy Executive Director at the Supportive Housing Network of New York (the Network), a statewide nonprofit organization committed to ending homelessness for the most vulnerable New Yorkers. At the Network, Nicole led city, state and federal policy and advocacy initiatives to support and expand supportive housing – permanent, affordable housing tied to onsite social services for homeless and at risk individuals and families. While at the Network Nicole also co-chaired the NYC Continuum of Care (CoC), overseeing over $100 million in federal homeless housing funding and leading the CoC in a number of strategic initiatives to meet federal regulations and priorities, and increase homelessness funding for NYC.

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