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Harlem Order of Black Nuns Selling W. 124th Street Headquarters

June 19, 2017
Harlem Order of Black Nuns Selling W. 124th Street Headquarters

One of the oldest orders of black nuns in the country is selling its century-old building on West 124th Street as its membership shifts and other operations expand, DNAinfo writes.

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Mobile Health Units Put the Emphasis on Access for mHealth

June 17, 2017
Mobile Health Units Put the Emphasis on Access for mHealth

Specially equipped mobile health units like Flagstaff’s ‘Big Orange Bus’ are giving healthcare providers new mHealth platforms to deliver services to underserved neighborhoods and push population health initiatives. Healthcare providers around the country are taking a literal approach to mobile health these days. They’re customizing RVs, vans, buses and ambulances with telemedicine tools and wireless…

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City Tries to Head Off Summer Surge in Homeless

June 16, 2017
City Tries to Head Off Summer Surge in Homeless

New York City Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks is trying to stave off a heartbreaking summer phenomenon: Every year as school ends, the number of families in the city’s homeless shelter system jumps, the New York Times writes.

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Flatbush City Council Candidates Square Off Over Affordable Housing

June 16, 2017
Flatbush City Council Candidates Square Off Over Affordable Housing

The issue of affordable housing in Brooklyn took center stage for candidates vying in both the 40th and 45th district City Council race during the Shirley Chisholm Democratic Club’s political forum that also included judicial and district attorney candidates, Kings County Politics writes.

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President Trump chooses inexperienced woman who planned his son Eric’s wedding to run N.Y. federal housing programs

June 15, 2017
President Trump chooses inexperienced woman who planned his son Eric’s wedding to run N.Y. federal housing programs

President Donald Trump has appointed longtime loyalist Lynne Patton – who has no housing experience and claims a law degree the school says she never earned – to run the office that oversees federal housing programs in New York, the Daily News writes.

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Letitia James Calls on Albany to ‘Step Up’ and Help the City Fight Homelessness

June 14, 2017
Letitia James Calls on Albany to ‘Step Up’ and Help the City Fight Homelessness

Public Advocate Letitia James called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature to “step up” and take “bold and brave steps” to address the city’s homelessness crisis, arguing that the city is “just treading water” without the resources of state government, The Observer writes.

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New York Adding Shelter Options for Homeless Victims of Domestic Abuse

June 14, 2017
New York Adding Shelter Options for Homeless Victims of Domestic Abuse

Domestic violence continues to drive homelessness in New York City, ahead of evictions and overcrowding, and to address the issue, the city is also bolstering its separate, smaller system of domestic violence shelters by opening 54 additional apartment-style units for families next month, the Times writes.

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Help AAPCI Earn AmazonSmile Donations this Father’s Day

June 14, 2017
Help AAPCI Earn AmazonSmile Donations this Father’s Day

Dear AAPC Supporters, Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18. Shop at Smile at smile.amazon.com/ch/11-3305070 and Amazon donates to African American Planning Commission, Inc. Amazon has a large variety of gifts that are perfect for Father’s Day including electronics, clothing, and more. Use the link below in your email, on your website, and in social media…

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NYC pension fund to back out of investments in private prisons

June 8, 2017
NYC pension fund to back out of investments in private prisons

New York City’s pension system has become the first in the nation to fully divest from private prisons, city Comptroller Scott Stringer will announce Thursday, selling off about 48 million dollars in stocks and bonds of three private prison companies, the Daily News reports.

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Tips to help nonprofits avoid conflicts of interest

June 7, 2017
Tips to help nonprofits avoid conflicts of interest

If you’re at a nonprofit funded by the city of New York, and you’re thinking you don’t have to worry about the city’s internal staff ethics rules in Chapter 68 of the city charter, think again, writes Claude M. Millman, a partner at Kostelanetz & Fink LLP.

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Advocates Hope That Food Issues Will Find a Place on City’s Campaign Table

June 7, 2017
Advocates Hope That Food Issues Will Find a Place on City’s Campaign Table

The final city budget added $18.4 million to the food assistance program, which the mayor had long said he had no intention of cutting but advocates still want to see feeding the hungry on the agenda in the coming months as the city gears up for municipal races, City Limits reports.

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