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Struggling to Survive, Congregations Look to Sell Houses of Worship

August 6, 2017
Struggling to Survive, Congregations Look to Sell Houses of Worship

Across the city, financially struggling religious congregations, facing dwindling attendance and shrinking donations, are looking for other sources of revenue, and increasingly are turning to their most valuable asset: their real estate, the New York Times writes.

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NYC Just Made Its Biggest Commitment Ever To A Radical Affordable Housing Model

August 4, 2017
NYC Just Made Its Biggest Commitment Ever To A Radical Affordable Housing Model

City Hall is slowly starting to invest in an affordable housing model that can permanently remove parcels of land from the speculative housing market in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods, Gothamist writes.

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Congress members defend Brooklyn DA on wrongful convictions

August 2, 2017
Congress members defend Brooklyn DA on wrongful convictions

Four members of Congress from Brooklyn endorsed the borough’s acting district attorney, Eric Gonzalez, and defended him from criticism that he has not done enough to prosecute lawyers or police officers whose work may have sent innocent people to jail, Politico New York writes.

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Nonprofit Algebra: The Three Equations You Must Balance To Run Your Nonprofit Successfully

August 2, 2017
Nonprofit Algebra: The Three Equations You Must Balance To Run Your Nonprofit Successfully

Running a nonprofit requires solving equations of viability, effectiveness and worth simultaneously, writes John MacIntosh, a partner at SeaChange Capital Partners.

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New Bronx project trying to tackle housing and homeless crises faces backlash [video]

July 25, 2017
New Bronx project trying to tackle housing and homeless crises faces backlash [video]

A new project in the Bronx promises to tackle two citywide problems, homelessness and the lack of affordable housing, but a backlash underscores the challenges de Blasio faces in trying to address them, NY1 reports.

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Bronx Hotline Helps People Make the Right Call After an Arrest

July 23, 2017
Bronx Hotline Helps People Make the Right Call After an Arrest

A 24-hour hotline started in the Bronx last fall offers one easy-to-remember number for people who are arrested where hotline workers can connect a caller with lawyers from the Bronx Defenders and the Legal Aid Society, and notify relatives, the Times writes.

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New Homeless Shelters Are Coming to New York City: Which Neighborhoods Are Likely to Get Them?

July 22, 2017
New Homeless Shelters Are Coming to New York City: Which Neighborhoods Are Likely to Get Them?

New York City is planning to open 90 new shelters citywide, choosing to use the boundaries of the city’s 59 community districts to determine where they should be placed, but that is likely to be contentious, the New York Times writes. Also, visit our homeless shelter tracker.

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City Expands Services as More Become Homeless, Even With a Job

July 19, 2017
City Expands Services as More Become Homeless, Even With a Job

As part of a new approach, the Center for Urban Community Services, a nonprofit, will announce this week that under a $33 million contract with the city, it will lead a consortium to reduce street homelessness in Manhattan, the New York Times writes.

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Ex-assemblyman’s lawyers blew case by not objecting: judge

July 14, 2017
Ex-assemblyman’s lawyers blew case by not objecting: judge

The jury in former Assemblyman William Boyland Jr.’s corruption trial received the same kind of “overbroad” instructions as the one that found Silver guilty, but Boyland’s lawyers failed to object, and so the judges did not apply that standard of review when deciding his conviction, the New York Post writes.

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HOMELESS PROVIDERS LOOK TO NEW DHS ADMINISTRATOR FOR FOCUS

July 13, 2017
HOMELESS PROVIDERS LOOK TO NEW DHS ADMINISTRATOR FOR FOCUS

Nonprofit providers working with New York City to address the homelessness crisis welcomed the July 10 announcement that Joslyn Carter will lead the Department of Homeless Services.

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Mayor de Blasio touts over 70,000 affordable homes created and preserved by the city

July 13, 2017
Mayor de Blasio touts over 70,000 affordable homes created and preserved by the city

New York City has financed 77,651 units of affordable housing in the past three years, but the majority are already existing affordable units that the city has “preserved,” and critics have argued not enough apartments are reserved for those making the least, the Daily News writes.

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