Anthony first worked on housing policy at the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) in New York City, where he was a Senior Policy Analyst in the Policy and Planning Department for two years.
“I got very involved very quickly at DHS,” says Anthony. He knew what he really wanted to do was analyze policy, so for him, “DHS was a good fit.”
He dug right in. In addition to serving as co-chair of NYC’s Continuum of Care, he dealt with issues related to implementation of the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing Program (HPRP) and the McKinney Vento Homelessness Assistance program.
He’s continuing his work on continuums of care (CoCs) with Alliance Senior Policy Analyst Norm Suchar, focusing on communicating HEARTH Act changes to CoCs.
“I’m looking forward to getting more familiar with CoC system in Washington and to learning more about the legislative process,” says Anthony.
Before arriving in DC, Anthony was also an adjunct professor of public policy at St. John’s University, where he found he really enjoyed teaching. “When I was teaching at St. Johns, they suggested I get my PhD in order to make it a career,” he says.
Which leads us to today: Anthony came to DC to pursue his PhD at Catholic University of America, and his research focuses on – surprise! – continuums of care. In particular, he plans to focus on their effects on homeless populations with special needs.