Ellen is the Founder and Executive Director of Broadway Housing Communities (BHC). She has committed more than 30 years to advocacy, housing development, and social justice to redress the inhumanity of inequality and homelessness in New York City and nationally. A pioneer of the supportive housing movement, Ellen founded BHC in 1983 to demonstrate that permanent housing with services was the most cost-effective and humane solution to homelessness, a model now in wide use throughout the country. With the rise of homelessness among families, Ellen adapted the model to meet the needs of children as well as adults. The innovative quality of BHC’s work has been widely recognized, and Ellen is the recipient of numerous awards including a James A. Johnson Fellowship Award from the Fannie Mae Foundation and a Neighborhood Activist Award from the NY Women’s Foundation. In 2011, BHC became New York City’s newest settlement house, and in 2012, received an ArtPlace award for strategic community investment in the arts.
Jerrod is the Director of Development for Carthage Real Estate Advisors LLC, where he helps to create projects that improve communities and generate much needed economic development activity. There, he conducts asset management, financing, acquisitions, construction and development due diligence. Trained initially as an architect, he has years of design experience that includes hospitality and both affordable and market-rate housing. He is a LEED Green Associate, an Associate in the American Institute of Architects, and a member of the Urban Land Institute. Additionally, Jerrod is an adjunct professor at New York University Schack Institute of Real Estate, and a visiting professor at the Pratt Institute. He holds a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Development from New York University, and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Florida A & M University.
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