Jenny Akchin – Housing Policy & Research

Jenny Akchin – Housing Policy  & Research

JENNY AKCHIN is the Housing Policy and Research department at Picture the Homeless, where she spends her days immersed in spreadsheets and HPD term sheets, with occasional pauses for breath and coffee. Jenny received a master’s degree in Urban Affairs from Hunter College, with a focus on Housing and Neighborhood Development. Jenny has been active in housing and economic justice campaigns since 2006; most recently she acted as a board member and volunteer with the Bushwick Housing Independence Project, an anti-displacement movement in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She’s excited work with PTH to bring real solutions to the table and address the root causes of homelessness and displacement, not just the symptoms.