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Brownsville Will Get 900 Affordable Apartments as Part of $1 Billion Plan

July 26, 2018
Brownsville Will Get 900 Affordable Apartments as Part of $1 Billion Plan

Brownsville housing developments to focus on health, culture and economics to revive poor area By Katie Honan Update July 26, 2018 7:48 p.m. ET New York City has selected three developers to build nearly 900 apartments on three city-owned lots in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville as part of a $1 billion revitalization plan for…

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Brownsville Plan Update: RFP Designations + NYCxCo-Lab Challenge Winners

July 26, 2018
Brownsville Plan Update: RFP Designations + NYCxCo-Lab Challenge Winners

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 26, 2018 Contact: General HPD Press Contact: hpdmedia@hpd.nyc.gov https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hpd/about/press-releases/2018/07/city-announces-plans-for-nearly-900-affordable-homes.page City Announces Plans for Nearly 900 Affordable Homes and Technology Upgrades in Brownsville, Brooklyn  The City provides updates on commitments made in The Brownsville Plan, including development plans for over 880 affordable homes, and infrastructure…

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Triple AmazonSmile donation promotion starts today

March 12, 2018
Triple AmazonSmile donation promotion starts today

Dear Supporters, Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first eligible smile.amazon.com purchase – through March 31! Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/11-3305070 and Amazon donates to African American Planning Commission, Inc. Thank You For Your Support!

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Ben Carson of HUD on His Vexing Reign: Brain Surgery Was Easier Than This

March 5, 2018

Things are not going well at HUD as Secretary Ben Carson finds that overseeing housing and urban development is harder, at least for him, than brain surgery, the Times reports.

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Average stay in homeless shelters has surged under de Blasio

March 3, 2018
Average stay in homeless shelters has surged under de Blasio

The average stay for homeless adults in New York City shelters was 383 days last year – 90 days longer than in 2013, the New York Post reports.

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Women’s City Club of New York looks at poverty

March 1, 2018
Women’s City Club of New York looks at poverty

A new print and online resource outlines hundreds of low and no-cost resources covering 21 areas of need, including jobs programs, health care, child care and nutrition, Carole Wacey, executive director of Women’s City Club of New York, writes in Amsterdam News.

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SEX WORK ART WORK: NEW YORK SEX WORKERS AGAINST SEX TRAFFICKING

February 22, 2018
SEX WORK ART WORK: NEW YORK SEX WORKERS AGAINST SEX TRAFFICKING

Despite a minimal budget, the New York City-based nonprofit Beauty for Freedom has helped victims of sex trafficking near and far, including through a recent art exhibition – and an unusual partnership – in Manhattan’s South Street Seaport, NYN Media reports.

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How Artificial Intelligence Can Protect Nonprofits Against Fraud

February 21, 2018

An interview with two technology experts discusses how nonprofits can use artificial intelligence to protect themselves against fraud, NonProfit Pro reports.

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Abuse hotlines saw a massive spike in calls after the Rob Porter scandal

February 21, 2018
Abuse hotlines saw a massive spike in calls after the Rob Porter scandal

There’s been a 33 percent spike in calls to the National Domestic Abuse Hotline ever since a photo emerged showing the black eye of an ex-wife of former White House aide Rob Porter, Vice News reports.

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THIS IS HOW NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT IS AFFECTING NONPROFITS RIGHT NOW

February 16, 2018
THIS IS HOW NEW YORK CITY GOVERNMENT IS AFFECTING NONPROFITS RIGHT NOW

“Where the City is contracting with nonprofits to provide services, the City must pay the full cost of that program, including the direct cost of providing the program and the indirect costs necessary to sustain the program and the organization running it.” Sharon Stapel, executive…

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Broken Windows Policing, for the Police

February 2, 2018
Broken Windows Policing, for the Police

If we want to have a just society, we need to start giving police officers parking tickets.   A just society would give police officers parking tickets for violating the same rules that they enforce writes Slate, especially given the ongoing practice of NYPD officers giving family…

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