Erich Caulfield (EECS) is supporting low-income residents and the homeless

May 29, 2013

Erich Caulfield (EECS, PhD) is currently serving as the New Orleans Community Solutions Team Lead for the White House Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Initiative, which is a new partnership between the federal government and seven pilot cities across the country. Embedded in the Mayor’s Office in New Orleans and based locally out of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Erich is coordinating an interagency team with representatives from 11 federal agencies. The Team has been working closely with the Mayor’s Office on a variety of initiatives that have included: developing a primary care health care access plan for low income residents; establishing initiatives to support local startups and small businesses; creating city-wide strategies to address substance abuse and mental health; launching new homicide reduction and ex-offender reentry initiatives; accelerating the launch of $55 million in neighborhood revitalization programs; piloting a federal policy that supports local hiring; and introducing several other new initiatives to support low-income residents and the homeless.

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