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Homeless and adrift as the numbers keep climbing

July 9, 2017
Homeless and adrift as the numbers keep climbing

In a city that prides itself on a right to the homeless shelters where an additional 19,000 childless adults dwell, the recent surge shows a system increasingly spurned and a growing catastrophe that needs fresh solutions, the Daily News writes in an editorial.

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De Blasio frustrated by panhandlers ‘who are not particularly in need’

July 7, 2017
De Blasio frustrated by panhandlers ‘who are not particularly in need’

Mayor Bill de Blasio said his administration’s efforts to curb homelessness are working, despite increasing estimates of the number of homeless people on city streets, and expressed frustration that New Yorkers often confuse panhandlers “who are not particularly in need” for homeless persons, Politico New…

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How Landlords Push Out Tenants for Profit [audio]

July 6, 2017
How Landlords Push Out Tenants for Profit [audio]

State rent-stabilization laws are supposed to protect tenants from the pressures of the city’s real estate market, but housing advocates say there are ways for owners to raise rents much more, according to WNYC.

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Help AAPCI Earn AmazonSmile Donations on Prime Day

July 5, 2017
Help AAPCI Earn AmazonSmile Donations on Prime Day

Dear African American Planning Commission, Inc. Supporters, Amazon’s third-annual Prime Day is on Tuesday, July 11 and will feature more than 100,000 deals exclusively for Prime members, making it one of the biggest shopping days of the year. When you #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/11-3305070 on #PrimeDay, Amazon donates to African American…

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Give homeless kids a chance, with better services in shelters

July 5, 2017
Give homeless kids a chance, with better services in shelters

Without committing to smaller shelters that provide essential services, the tide of family homelessness will become a flood that engulfs the city, Ellen Bassuk, president and founder of the Bassuk Center on Homeless and Vulnerable Children & Youth, writes in the Daily News.

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Annual count finds 40 percent increase in street homeless

July 5, 2017
Annual count finds 40 percent increase in street homeless

An annual count of the city’s unsheltered population showed a 40 percent increase in homeless people on city streets, despite the efforts of the de Blasio administration to curb the rising rate of homelessness. There were 3,892 people homeless and unsheltered in 2017, according to…

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Wes Moore: The War on Poverty Has Become a War on the Poor

July 4, 2017
Wes Moore: The War on Poverty Has Become a War on the Poor

Wes Moore, CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, writes in Time Magazine that the chronic and systemic nature of poverty does not exist because there is not enough philanthropy; it exists as a direct result of failed policies.

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Downtown Homeless Shelters Are Disappearing

July 3, 2017
Downtown Homeless Shelters Are Disappearing

Cities are getting pricier, federal funding is getting scarcer, and Americans who need emergency shelter are suffering the consequences, Slate writes.

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Program to Spur Low-Income Housing Is Keeping Cities Segregated

July 2, 2017
Program to Spur Low-Income Housing Is Keeping Cities Segregated

In the United States’ biggest metropolitan areas, low-income housing projects that use federal tax credits — the nation’s biggest source of funding for affordable housing — are disproportionately built in majority nonwhite communities, the New York Times reports.

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NYCHA’s Olatoye pushing for culture change in ‘devalued’ housing agency

June 30, 2017
NYCHA’s Olatoye pushing for culture change in ‘devalued’ housing agency

New York City Housing Authority Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye is pushing to alter the work culture inside the nation’s largest public housing landlord, Real Estate Weekly writes.

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How Nonprofits Can Show Funders What Success Really Looks Like

June 30, 2017
How Nonprofits Can Show Funders What Success Really Looks Like

A new program called Grantseeker streamlines the grant application process while helping nonprofits collect and analyze data on key performance indicators, so organizations looking for funding will have the numbers to back up their efforts, Fast Company reports.

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