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A PRESCRIPTION BEN CARSON CAN WRITE ON HOMELESSNESS

March 23, 2017
A PRESCRIPTION BEN CARSON CAN WRITE ON HOMELESSNESS

President Donald Trump’s proposed 6.2 billion dollar cuts to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development would endanger supportive housing in New York – our best hope of addressing homelessness among those with the most challenges, Laura Mascuch of the Supportive Housing Network of New York writes in NY Slant.

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Residents [law]suit up against center

March 23, 2017
Residents [law]suit up against center

Complaints claim Breaking Ground’s plan will hurt children, property values Ozone Park, Queens, residents and a nearby business owner are preparing to file two lawsuits to prevent the implementation of a homeless drop-in center on Atlantic Avenue that they say will put children at risk…

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New York Spends $1.2 Billion a Year on Homelessness

March 22, 2017
New York Spends $1.2 Billion a Year on Homelessness

And yet the problem is only getting worse. New York Magazine profiles eight New Yorkers who are struggling with homelessness, some of whom cut hair, serve food, care for the elderly and run after-school programs.

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Nonprofits fight to roll back ethics law

March 22, 2017
Nonprofits fight to roll back ethics law

A recent lawsuit by the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York and the Lawyers Alliance for New York is the latest challenge to a state ethics proposal, signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in August, that requires some nonprofits who aid groups engaged in…

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N.Y. State has shortchanged nonprofit social-service organizations by at least $1B over past six years, campaign argues

March 22, 2017
N.Y. State has shortchanged nonprofit social-service organizations by at least $1B over past six years, campaign argues

Nonprofits that provide services for children, the elderly and homeless, among others, have been shortchanged by at least $1 billion over the past six years as state funding has lagged behind inflation, according to a report to be released today by the Restore Opportunity Now…

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NEW YORKERS CONTINUE TO IGNORE HOMELESSNESS CRISIS AT OUR OWN PERIL

March 22, 2017
NEW YORKERS CONTINUE TO IGNORE HOMELESSNESS CRISIS AT OUR OWN PERIL

City & State contributor Bob Hennelly confronts the lack of urgency among everyday New Yorkers and elected leaders in doing their part to help solve New York City’s worsening homelessness crisis.

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Four NYC borough presidents urge Cuomo to back rent subsidy plan to battle homelessness

March 22, 2017
Four NYC borough presidents urge Cuomo to back rent subsidy plan to battle homelessness

The Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Manhattan borough presidents backed a plan to create the Home Stability Support program, which is being pushed by Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi and Sen. Jeffrey Klein, who say it would reduce reliance on homeless shelters by creating a new statewide rent…

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Colin Kaepernick makes another $50,000 donation, this time to Meals on Wheels [video]

March 21, 2017
Colin Kaepernick makes another $50,000 donation, this time to Meals on Wheels [video]

Colin Kaepernick recently made twin 50,000 dollar donations to Meals on Wheels America and the Love Army for Somalia, a social media campaign that’s trying to raise 2 million dollars for food and water for starving people in that African nation, the Daily News writes.

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Harder for Homeless to Enter N.Y.C. Shelters, Report Finds

March 21, 2017
Harder for Homeless to Enter N.Y.C. Shelters, Report Finds

More homeless families are being denied permanent shelter in New York City, and many are being forced to reapply multiple times before the city finds them eligible to enter the system, two trends that burden already fragile families, according to a new report by the…

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Residents Go to Court to Stop Opening of Crown Heights Shelter

March 21, 2017
Residents Go to Court to Stop Opening of Crown Heights Shelter

A day before its opening, neighbors of a controversial new shelter in Crown Heights have filed a petition to stop the project, DNAinfo writes.

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City schools won’t let immigration agents enter without warrants

March 21, 2017
City schools won’t let immigration agents enter without warrants

Immigration agents who turn up at New York City public schools will be turned away unless they have a court-ordered warrant, Mayor Bill de Blasio said, the New York Post reports.

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