Interim Director of Homelessness and Housing
Carin is the interim Director of Homelessness and Housing for the Government Performance Lab’s national housing work. Prior to joining the GPL, Carin was the Assistant Deputy Commissioner for New York City’s Human Resources Administration’s (HRA) Office of Supportive and Affordable Housing. There, Carin directed NYC’s largest referral and placement system for homeless households into a continuum of publicly supported housing, coordinating over 20,000 referrals annually. Carin also served on the NYC Continuum of Care Steering Committee for Coordinated Entry and Placement Services. She led the pilot and subsequent expansion of NYC’s master leased housing program, expanding the City’s stock of permanent affordable housing through new contracting mechanisms totally over $20M annually. Prior to HRA, Carin served as a Senior Advisor for the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services in the Bloomberg and de Blasio Administrations, serving as chief agency and policy liaison for the NYC Dept. of Homeless Services and Human Resources Administration, with a combined annual budget of over $14B, serving over 3M New Yorkers per year. Outside of housing, Carin has also served in leadership capacities for criminal justice reform non-profits such as the Fortune Society and the Center for Court Innovation where she led workforce development operations. Carin is currently based in New York, where she earned her BA in Individualized Study from New York University.