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NYC Neighborhood Health Action Centers Confront Risk at the Block Level

April 12, 2017
NYC Neighborhood Health Action Centers Confront Risk at the Block Level

To confront income-based health disparities, the New York City Health Department launched the Center for Health Equity three years ago with the goal of reducing health inequities, New York City Health Commissioner Mary Bassett writes in Next City.

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421-a’s revival, Affordable New York, incentivizes low-income housing

April 11, 2017
421-a’s revival, Affordable New York, incentivizes low-income housing

As part of the 153.1 billion dollar budget brokered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislators, an agreement was reached to revive the 421-a program, which provided tax breaks to developers building affordable housing, Curbed writes.

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The Art of Engaging Donors on Social Media

April 11, 2017
The Art of Engaging Donors on Social Media

An engaged social media audience is priceless for an organization because these connections provide the potential for increased organic growth and recurring donations, NonProfit Pro writes.

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Hey, Buddy…Wanna Buy a Prison?

April 11, 2017
Hey, Buddy…Wanna Buy a Prison?

Nonprofit Quarterly writes about the offloading and planned closure of prisons across New York State.

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AAPCI Seeks VACANT Residential Apartment Buildings for Long Term Lease

April 10, 2017
AAPCI Seeks VACANT Residential Apartment Buildings for Long Term Lease

#Developers, #Landlords, #Realtors; #aapcidotorg seeks 50, 60, or 70 unit VACANT residential buildings in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan or Queens containing 1, 2 and/or 3 bedroom apartments for very long term lease. Share and R/T  

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NY makes tuition free, but students must stay after college

April 10, 2017
NY makes tuition free, but students must stay after college

A new scholarship that will let many New York students attend state colleges tuition-free has a caveat in the fine print: Recipients must live and work in the state for several years after graduation or pay back the money,  reports.

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Cuomo Calls de Blasio’s 10-Year Timetable for Closing Rikers Island a Cop-Out

April 10, 2017
Cuomo Calls de Blasio’s 10-Year Timetable for Closing Rikers Island a Cop-Out

Cuomo jabbed de Blasio over his plan to phase out the Rikers Island jail complex over the next decade – insisting the city would complete the task far faster if the majority of inmates were white, the Observer reports.

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More homeless families denied at shelters after NYC toughens eligibility

April 7, 2017
More homeless families denied at shelters after NYC toughens eligibility

Fewer families are flooding into New York City’s homeless shelters after eligibility requirements were tightened, with just 38 percent of the families seeking shelter approved in February, down from last year’s average of 50 percent, the Daily News reports.

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Shelter for the needy: How the mayor is shrinking homelessness and could do more

April 7, 2017
Shelter for the needy: How the mayor is shrinking homelessness and could do more

New York City’s new tougher but fair rules limiting slots in family homeless shelters to those who plainly have no place else to live are necessary, and such vetting should be extended to single people as well, the Daily News writes in an editorial.

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Exclusive: Inside Look at City’s Newest Homeless Shelter in Brooklyn [video]

April 6, 2017

NY1 toured a new Brooklyn family shelter along with the city’s homeless commissioner, who is going on the offense to make sure residents know why he thinks this shelter is needed.

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State Senate begins approving budget bills that include boost for NYCHA and affordable housing

April 5, 2017
State Senate begins approving budget bills that include boost for NYCHA and affordable housing

As part of $2.5 billion in affordable housing funds approved in 2015 but never released, the New York City Housing Authority is in line to receive $200 million as part of the new state budget, with another $100 million going to affordable housing projects in areas like Brooklyn, the Daily News writes.

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