January 19, 2022

Homelessness: A Story About Women & Children – A Conversation With Lisa Ling

Homelessness disproportionately impacts women and children of color in New York City – and investing in prevention is the path toward addressing the disparity.

Award-winning documentarian, journalist, speaker and author Lisa Ling recently sat down with The Partnership’s President and CEO Áine Duggan to discuss this – and how changing the narrative is key toward dismantling systemic barriers.

Now that New York State’s eviction moratorium has ended, this conversation is more important than ever before.

The conversation is part of our series, Homelessness: Changing the Narrative, which encourages everyone – from regular New Yorkers to those shaping housing, education, and homelessness policy – to look anew at a problem that is, at its heart, solvable.

We encourage you to listen to these conversations as they reveal the urgency in investing in prevention to end homelessness.

The Partnership’s Take: Eviction prevention and keeping families in their homes is the key to ending homelessness. (3:56)
Myth: Only “certain” people are susceptible to homelessness.

The Partnership’s Take: Many middle income and undocumented New Yorkers are facing homelessness for the first time as a result of COVID. (1:47)
Myth: For people experiencing or at risk of homelessness and mental health issues, the needs should be addressed independently.

The Partnership’s Take: People experiencing or at risk of homelessness often live with untreated mental health needs that impede their ability to achieve long-lasting stability. (3:48)

Watch the full conversation between Lisa Ling and Áine Duggan. (29:05)