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Brooklyn supportive housing project approved after councilwoman finally agrees to back it

November 16, 2017
Brooklyn supportive housing project approved after councilwoman finally agrees to back it

A Brooklyn supportive housing project got the go ahead Thursday after City Councilwoman Darlene Mealy finally got on board with the plan reports the NY Daily News. Mealy (D-Brooklyn) had been threatening to block Edwin’s Place, proposed for her Brownsville district. But she agreed Thursday to a deal to back it and the City Council…

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Supportive-housing project approved, ending standoff with councilwoman

November 16, 2017
Supportive-housing project approved, ending standoff with councilwoman

Darlene Mealy had been threatening to kill a development that enjoyed broad support The City Council is set to approve a rezoning for a low-income development in Brooklyn after the local representative dropped her opposition Thursday morning, reports Crain’s. The planned eight-story project at 3…

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Robert A.M. Stern-designed Brownsville rental inches toward approval

November 16, 2017
Robert A.M. Stern-designed Brownsville rental inches toward approval

The eight-story building will bring 125 permanently affordable and supportive homes to the neighborhood A Robert A.M. Stern-designed affordable housing project in Brownsville will likely be approved now that a City Council member opposing the project has withdrawn their opposition. Crain’s reports that City Council…

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How tax reform could devastate the affordable housing market

November 14, 2017
How tax reform could devastate the affordable housing market

Housing advocates are pressing Senate Republicans to expand the low-income housing tax credit program while pushing back against a House GOP plan that would eliminate financing for half of all affordable housing units, American Banker writes.

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Buck the worst NIMBY and help Brownsville

November 13, 2017
Buck the worst NIMBY and help Brownsville

Absurdly, the fate of Brooklyn apartments blueprinted for hundreds of poor and homeless people remains in doubt at this 11th hour before key City Council votes, reports the NY Daily News.

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80% of Nonprofits in N.Y., D.C., and Philadelphia to Hire in 2018

November 13, 2017

Next year will be a big one for hiring at nonprofits in three major East Coast metropolitan areas, but those organizations may struggle to find candidates with the skills they need to fill those jobs, The Chronicle of Philanthropy writes.

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Your 990: What Nonfinancial Matters Does It Reveal to the Media and Donors?

November 13, 2017
Your 990: What Nonfinancial Matters Does It Reveal to the Media and Donors?

The last major revision of the IRS Form 990 was done for the 2008 tax year and though it’s been almost a decade, many nonprofit leaders—both staff and volunteer—seem unaware of the annual information return as anything more than something the auditor or CPA fills…

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East Coast Offers Homeless Insights as West Coast Struggles

November 8, 2017
East Coast Offers Homeless Insights as West Coast Struggles

New York’s right-to-shelter policy succeeds in getting most of the homeless off the street each night – making them far less visible than in other cities – but it also comes with a cost, the Associated Press reports.

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New York City Looks To Build On A Program That Keeps Young Offenders Near Their Homes

November 8, 2017
New York City Looks To Build On A Program That Keeps Young Offenders Near Their Homes

In an attempt to reduce recidivism among young offenders, New York City is looking to bolster a program for young people re-entering their communities by building and strengthening partnerships with family members, community-based organizations and the city’s Department of Probation.

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Help AAPCI Earn AmazonSmile Donations This Holiday Season

November 6, 2017
Help AAPCI Earn AmazonSmile Donations This Holiday Season

Dear Supporters, The holidays are fast approaching and you will be busy shopping for gifts, decorations, and more. When you #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/11-3305070, Amazon donates to African American Planning Commission, Inc.  The link will direct you to great Holiday gift ideas in support of African…

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How JPMorgan Chase’s Fellowship Initiative Helps Young Men of Color Achieve

November 6, 2017
How JPMorgan Chase’s Fellowship Initiative Helps Young Men of Color Achieve

JPMorgan Chase’s  Fellowship Initiative provides young men of color multiple pathways to success and offers a glimpse of what’s possible when these young men are given a chance to grow, Black Enterprise reports.

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