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Trump’s HUD budget cuts 42-year-old community assistance program

March 17, 2017
Trump’s HUD budget cuts 42-year-old community assistance program

“To come in and blatantly eliminate these programs because you’re trying to meet a budget number … it’s actually alarming,” one industry veteran said. President Donald Trump wants to wipe out the Community Development Block Grant program, which is part of a $6 billion, or 13 percent, reduction in the fiscal 2018 budget for the…

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The Pitfalls of Your 2018 Nonprofit Budget and What to Do NOW

March 17, 2017
The Pitfalls of Your 2018 Nonprofit Budget and What to Do NOW

With this month and those ahead filled with uncertainty and turmoil, how do nonprofits plan their budgets ahead, Nonprofit Quarterly asks.

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NYC’s affordable housing may lose at least $20M under Trump funding cuts

March 16, 2017
NYC’s affordable housing may lose at least $20M under Trump funding cuts

The head of the city Department of Housing Preservation and Development – which receives 86 percent of its funds from federal grants – said it will see at least 20 million dollars vanish from rental assistance programs affecting 39,000 New Yorkers, the Daily News writes.

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EXCLUSIVE: Many affordable units at Brooklyn development likely to be filled by white families: report

March 16, 2017
EXCLUSIVE: Many affordable units at Brooklyn development likely to be filled by white families: report

According to a new report by a group opposed to the Bedford Union Armory plan, white families are likely to end up filling many apartments at a controversial New York City-backed development planned for Crown Heights, the Daily News reports.

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Leaders Gather In N.Y. Seeking Tax Policy Common Ground

March 15, 2017
Leaders Gather In N.Y. Seeking Tax Policy Common Ground

Leaders of some of the nation’s largest tax-exempt organizations are meeting in New York City to discuss federal tax policy in a first attempt to hammer out a consensus on the charitable sector’s plan for lobbying during an era of changes to the tax code,…

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De Blasio touts rent freeze he ‘instructed’ board to embrace

March 15, 2017
De Blasio touts rent freeze he ‘instructed’ board to embrace

During a conference call with senior citizens about affordable housing, Mayor Bill de Blasio continued to take credit for a rent freeze set by a board he appoints, but has previously insisted is independent from his authority, Politico New York reports.

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City pol to introduce bill for website linking leftover food from eateries, markets with nonprofits serving the hungry

March 15, 2017
City pol to introduce bill for website linking leftover food from eateries, markets with nonprofits serving the hungry

Councilman Rafael Espinal will introduce legislation requiring the city to build a website that would connect leftover food from restaurants and supermarkets with nonprofits trying to feed the hungry, the Daily News writes.

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The Fight to Close the Racial Health Gap Just Got Harder

March 15, 2017
The Fight to Close the Racial Health Gap Just Got Harder

Repealing the ACA could eliminate groundbreaking initiatives that ease urban health disparities such as Bronx Health Reach, CityLab writes.

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‘We Were Doing the Whole Thing Wrong,’ de Blasio Says of Homeless Policy

March 10, 2017
‘We Were Doing the Whole Thing Wrong,’ de Blasio Says of Homeless Policy

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio faced questions and criticism Thursday over his plan to open 90 new homeless shelters throughout the city, including dissent from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, DNAinfo writes.

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Cuomo proposes $1.4B project to revitalize central Brooklyn

March 10, 2017
Cuomo proposes $1.4B project to revitalize central Brooklyn

The multi-year plan would address underserved neighborhoods with money for affordable housing, education, parks and job creation. Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined a $1.4 billion initiative on Thursday that aims to transform Central Brooklyn, long one of the most troubled areas in the city. Central Brooklyn…

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Third Wave Fund, New York Women’s Foundation and Ms. Foundation Pen Open Letter to Foundations and Donors Calling for Increased Funding to People of Color

March 9, 2017
Third Wave Fund, New York Women’s Foundation and Ms. Foundation Pen Open Letter to Foundations and Donors Calling for Increased Funding to People of Color

Prominent institutional and individual funders, including the New York Women’s Foundation, issued an open letter to philanthropic groups to increase funding to organizations led by people of color, especially those working at the local and state levels.

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