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HIV Pills Show More Promise to Prevent Infection

July 23, 2014
HIV Pills Show More Promise to Prevent Infection

There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses. The research was discussed…

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The Summer Surge: Mayor Sends in Services to Keep City Safe

July 16, 2014
The Summer Surge: Mayor Sends in Services to Keep City Safe

Last week, the de Blasio administration announced a $210.5 million comprehensive, citywide plan to make the City’s neighborhoods safer and reduce violent crime in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments. While the bulk of the overall investment consists of funding for repairs, maintenance and…

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The Nonprofit Stabilization Fund is Important for Community Based Services

July 14, 2014

Those of us who have worked in small community-based organizations (CBO) can tell you many stories about praying we could pay the rent that month, endlessly asking staff to do just a bit more, and even cleaning the toilets ourselves. Nonetheless, we believed in the…

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Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

July 11, 2014
Girl hoped to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

A Mississippi girl born with HIV who was thought to be cured by immediate and aggressive drug treatment has relapsed, with new tests showing detectable levels of the AIDS-causing virus in her bloodstream, disappointed federal officials have announced. The girl, now nearly 4 years old,…

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City Budget Provides $1.2M to Help Low-Income New Yorkers Become Business Owners

July 10, 2014
City Budget Provides $1.2M to Help Low-Income New Yorkers Become Business Owners

New York City’s recently enacted budget includes a first of its kind citywide investment in establishing a worker-cooperative friendly business environment. The final city budget for FY 2015 provides $1.2 million for a new Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative that will fund the efforts of…

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Governor Cuomo Announces Council on Community Re-Entry and Reintegration

July 9, 2014
Governor Cuomo Announces Council on Community Re-Entry and Reintegration

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the formation of a New York State Council on Community Re-Entry and Reintegration with a mandate to address obstacles formerly incarcerated people face upon re-entering society. Originally proposed in the Governor’s the 2014 State of the State address, the…

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What About Us? Nonprofits Look to City for COLAs

July 8, 2014
What About Us? Nonprofits Look to City for COLAs

First there were the teachers with a collective bargaining agreement announced in May featuring two retroactive 4% adjustments to make up for lost ground in FY2009 and 2010 plus a new series of increases including three 1% increases effective in May of 2013, 2014 and…

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ICPH Report Explores Challenges for Homeless Students — and Resulting Costs to Society

July 8, 2014
ICPH Report Explores Challenges for Homeless Students — and Resulting Costs to Society

Last week, the NYC Independent Budget Office (IBO) reported that a staggering 76,816 students attending prekindergarten through the 12th grade in New York City lived in temporary housing during the course of the 2012-13 school year. Now, a new report from the Institute for Children,…

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NYC Budget Includes $2.5M Nonprofit Stabilization Fund for Communities of Color

July 3, 2014

As part of NYC’s recently adopted budget for FY2015, the City Council has allocated $2.5 million for a groundbreaking initiative aimed at sustaining and bolstering nonprofit organizations led by communities of color. The newly established Communities of Color Nonprofit Stabilization Fund will provide critical support…

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NY Bulk Energy Procurement Initiative for Supportive and Affordable Housing

July 3, 2014
NY Bulk Energy Procurement Initiative for Supportive and Affordable Housing

Housing and Services Inc and Bright Power have created the NY Bulk Energy Procurement Initiative for Supportive and Affordable Housing (BEPI) which is designed to allow nonprofits to reduce costs by purchasing gas and electric supply services in bulk. The initiative, which was launched at…

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How Governor Cuomo Plans To End The HIV Epidemic

June 30, 2014
How Governor Cuomo Plans To End The HIV Epidemic

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York State can end its three-decade HIV crisis by the year 2020, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday as he announced an ambitious plan to deliver a knockout blow to the epidemic by boosting testing, reducing new infections and expanding treatment.…

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