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Vanessa Crossgrove Fry presents Biden Challenge Conference

Vanessa Crossgrove Fry presented her work on the Pay for Success model to the Biden Challenge Conference at the University of Delaware.

Fry’s presentation, “Pay for Success: A Policy Innovation for Social and Economic Stability,” was part of the Budget Priorities plenary.

Pay for Success is a financing model that uses private sector and/or philanthropic capital to pay for preventive social services. Fry has written and presented extensively on the Pay for Success model as a tool for addressing chronic homelessness in Boise.

The Biden Institute and the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration organized the Sept. 28 conference as a way to generate ideas for revitalizing the middle class, seeking answers to the question, “What policy solutions do you propose to ensure America a growing and thriving middle class, that they continue to be relevant?”