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U.S. Spending Historic Amount Fighting Homelessness, And It’s Working: Report

April 3, 2015
U.S. Spending Historic Amount Fighting Homelessness, And It’s Working: Report

Uncle Sam is prioritizing the fight against homelessness like he never has before. Federal funding for programs addressing homelessness is at its highest level ever, according to a report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness provided to The Huffington Post. Through several initiatives by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of…

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One House Budget Bills Reject Some of Gov. Cuomo’s Proposals, Add New Ones

March 13, 2015
One House Budget Bills Reject Some of Gov. Cuomo’s Proposals, Add New Ones

This week, the NYS Assembly and Senate each passed their “one house” budget bills in which they spell out their own proposals for changes to Governor Cuomo‘s executive Budget submission. These bills essentially stake out the opening bargaining positions for the three-way negotiations that will…

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DOI Probe Finds Serious Deficiencies in City Homeless Shelters

March 13, 2015
DOI Probe Finds Serious Deficiencies in City Homeless Shelters

The New York City Department of Investigation (“DOI”) has announced results from a year-long investigation of 25 shelters operated and managed by the City Department of Homeless Services (“DHS”). In the Report, DOI documents how these shelters, which provide housing for approximately 2,000 of the…

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Community Foundation Launches Brooklyn Accelerator

February 6, 2015
Community Foundation Launches Brooklyn Accelerator

The Brooklyn Community Foundation has announced the launch of the Brooklyn Accelerator, a unique component of its new community impact strategy designed to be a hub of information, idea exchange, and gathering of philanthropic resources across the borough. “The idea for the Brooklyn Accelerator came…

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Mayor Bill De Blasio’s State Of City Speech Focuses On Affordable Housing Plan [video]

February 3, 2015
Mayor Bill De Blasio’s State Of City Speech Focuses On Affordable Housing Plan [video]

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio used his annual State of the City speech Tuesday to outline a plan to build hundreds of thousands of new affordable homes in New York City, an ambitious proposal he hopes will combat income inequality and change…

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Governor Offers Budget Proposals for FY2015-16

January 22, 2015
Governor Offers Budget Proposals for FY2015-16

Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday offered both his State of the State address and his Executive Budget for FY2015-16 which begins on April 1st yesterday. The speech and accompanying materials highlighted once again the Governor’s Opportunity Agenda which he has been rolling out over the course…

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Governor’s Commission Submits Recommendations to “Raise the Age”

January 20, 2015
Governor’s Commission Submits Recommendations to “Raise the Age”

Yesterday, the Governor announced the report and unanimous recommendations of the Commission on Youth, Public Safety & Justice, including the age at which youths are tried and processed for crimes as adults. Created by the Governor in April 2014, the Commission was tasked with formulating…

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Governor Cuomo Creates Office of Faith-Based Community Development Services

January 20, 2015
Governor Cuomo Creates Office of Faith-Based Community Development Services

Governor Cuomo also announced plans for the creation of a new State unit, the Office of Faith-Based Community Development Services. He appointed Karim Camara, currently a member of the State Assembly, to serve as Executive Director and lead the efforts of the Office. The purpose…

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Governor Cuomo’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda: Restoring Economic Opportunity

January 20, 2015
Governor Cuomo’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda: Restoring Economic Opportunity

As part of his “2015 Opportunity Agenda”, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a ten point plan to combat poverty and fight inequality.   The Governor is rolling out the Opportunity Agenda ahead of his combined State of the State/Executive Budget presentation on Wednesday. The ten…

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Thank You for Your Donations

December 30, 2014
Thank You for Your Donations

To each and everyone of you who has invested in the African American Planning Commission, made a donation to our organization, and your belief that our clients deserve to live with dignity and a life free of homelessness, domestic violence, and humiliation; we say…

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Christmas 2014 – Gifts for the Children at Serenity House

December 23, 2014
Christmas 2014 – Gifts for the Children at Serenity House

On behalf of the Board of Directors, management staff, all its employees, the children and families residing at Serenity House, African American Planning Commission would like to extend a very warm Thank You to: Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Victoria’s Secret of Bayside,…

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