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De Blasio doubling the budget for affordable housing

November 6, 2017
De Blasio doubling the budget for affordable housing

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is more than doubling the budget for his affordable housing plan to produce 50 percent more units than originally anticipated , a 12-year effort that will cost the city $16.9 billion, Politico New York reports.

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Mayor doubles planned senior housing to 30,000 homes

November 1, 2017
Mayor doubles planned senior housing to 30,000 homes

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced “Seniors First,” a slate of new affordable housing programs in which the city will double its commitment to senior housing over the extended 12-year Housing New York plan, Real Estate Weekly writes.

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We Are The Lions (Spoken Cinema™)

October 29, 2017

If you or someone you love is in need of immediate assistance please call the National Domestic Violence Help Line: (800) 799-7233 or go to http://mendusa.org #wearethelions #MENDit2ENDit #spokencinema #OnAMission This piece was produced in association with MEND™ – MEND™ engages men to think differently about their role in our culture and to become catalysts…

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Retirees, Start a Nonprofit to Serve a Need

October 27, 2017
Retirees, Start a Nonprofit to Serve a Need

If there’s a cause you’re passionate about, you could help fill a gap. For retirees who are passionate about a cause, creating a nonprofit to advance it may seem like the perfect solution, but starting a socially minded organization can be as challenging as launching a new business, Kiplinger writes.

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Poor People Are Running Out of Places to Live

October 25, 2017
Poor People Are Running Out of Places to Live

The rental crisis has grown so severe that some states have virtually no affordable apartments available for the lowest-income families, according to a new report from Freddie Mac, which finances loans for apartment buildings, Slate writes.

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3 Social Media Tools to Spice Up Your Online Presence

October 25, 2017
3 Social Media Tools to Spice Up Your Online Presence

Nonprofit Hub recommends three of its favorite social media tools to make nonprofits’ jobs easier, but to spice up their feed as well.

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Local leaders blast Brooklyn councilwoman for opposing Brownsville housing plans

October 24, 2017
Local leaders blast Brooklyn councilwoman for opposing Brownsville housing plans

  Housing advocates are blasting a Brooklyn City Councilwoman for threatening to block an affordable housing project slated for Brownsville, reports the NY Daily News.

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De Blasio revamps housing plan with a ‘major reset’ of extra money, more units and new timeline

October 24, 2017
De Blasio revamps housing plan with a ‘major reset’ of extra money, more units and new timeline

Two weeks ahead of his reelection, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio rolled out sweeping changes to one of his signature initiatives, a 41 billion dollar plan to finance 200,000 units of rent-regulated housing over 10 years, Politico New York writes.

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Mayor De Blasio to complete affordable housing plan 2 years ahead of schedule, accelerate pace and expand goals

October 24, 2017

MAYOR’S OFFICE PRESS RELEASE OCT. 24, 2017 Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that his administration is now on track to build and protect 200,000 affordable homes by 2022, two years ahead of schedule.

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Love Does Not Hurt

October 17, 2017
Love Does Not Hurt

Support our efforts to help survivors of domestic violence. Make a donation in any amount you can afford. No amount is too small and every little bit helps. If you are unable to donate, kindly share our post with your friends, family members and followers on social media. Thank You.

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Homeless Shelters Name Their Own Rates in New York, Audit Finds

October 15, 2017
Homeless Shelters Name Their Own Rates in New York, Audit Finds

Under pressure to shelter close to 58,000 homeless people on a daily basis, New York City has been paying widely varying rates to shelter providers and, until recently, had no set procedure for determining how much to pay, The New York Times reports.

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