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Vanessa Cosgrove Fry Presented to Biden Challenge Conference

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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?”

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