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Help AAPCI Increase AmazonSmile Donations

November 23, 2016
Help AAPCI Increase AmazonSmile Donations

Support us when you shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Start With a Smile at smile.amazon.com/ch/11-3305070 and Amazon donates to African American Planning Commission, Inc.

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For transgender youths in New York, it would be a health care milestone

October 5, 2016
For transgender youths in New York, it would be a health care milestone

The New York State Health Department has signaled that it intends to allow transgender youths to receive Medicaid coverage for hormones that forestall puberty, wiping away prohibitions that have been criticized by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups, according to the New York Times.

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Nonprofits’ effectiveness, transparency impacting donors

October 5, 2016
Nonprofits’ effectiveness, transparency impacting donors

Tides of change within the nonprofit sector are influencing individual donors’ personal perceptions and giving behaviors, the NonProfit Times reports. Greater than two-in-five of donors report that increased knowledge and transparency into nonprofit effectiveness has affected their approach to giving. More than a quarter state that technological advances such as mobile giving and micro-giving have…

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Short on cash, cities and states consider taxing nonprofits

October 4, 2016
Short on cash, cities and states consider taxing nonprofits

City and state officials in other parts of the country, including Maine, Massachusetts and New Jersey, are questioning whether they can continue to allow wealthy schools like Yale, or big nonprofit hospitals, to remain off tax rolls while they scramble for money to pay for police, fire, streets and other infrastructure and services, Stateline reports.

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Here’s how affordable housing lottery rules are changing

October 4, 2016
Here’s how affordable housing lottery rules are changing

New rules for the city’s affordable housing lotteries, expected to be announced by city officials, will protect applicants with low credit scores and people who have taken their landlords to court, according to DNAinfo.

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New report identifies legal and social service needs of low-income Bronx communities affected by intimate partner violence

September 1, 2016

The Bronx Domestic Violence Roundtable and Bronx Legal Services (a program of Legal Services NYC) announced the release of a new report entitled “More People to Listen: Legal and Social Service Needs of Bronx Communities Affected by Intimate Partner Violence.” The report will help to inform policy decisions and funding allocations, and to guide elected…

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How to Apply for Affordable Housing in New York City

March 2, 2016
How to Apply for Affordable Housing in New York City

MANHATTAN — The affordable housing lottery last summer for 64 units at a high-end glassy tower on Madison Avenue was the first to get 100,000 applicants, according to data from the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development. But odds are slim that all of these applicants were actually eligible for the income-restricted units with…

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Help AAPCI Earn AmazonSmile Donations

August 31, 2015
Help AAPCI Earn AmazonSmile Donations

Dear Supporters, Remember to do all your daily shopping at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase price to the African American Planning Commission. Your patronage and donations made to our not-for-profit organization goes toward feeding the homeless, helping survivors of domestic violence rebuild their lives, helps us develop affordable housing for…

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Help AAPCI Earn AmazonSmile Donations this Mother’s Day

May 1, 2015
Help AAPCI Earn AmazonSmile Donations this Mother’s Day

Dear AAPC Supporters, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10. Remember to shop at smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate to African American Planning Commission, Inc. Use the link below in your email, on your website, and in social media and encourage all your followers, family and friends to support African American Planning Commission! The link will direct…

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U.S. Spending Historic Amount Fighting Homelessness, And It’s Working: Report

April 3, 2015
U.S. Spending Historic Amount Fighting Homelessness, And It’s Working: Report

Uncle Sam is prioritizing the fight against homelessness like he never has before. Federal funding for programs addressing homelessness is at its highest level ever, according to a report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness provided to The Huffington Post. Through several initiatives by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of…

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One House Budget Bills Reject Some of Gov. Cuomo’s Proposals, Add New Ones

March 13, 2015
One House Budget Bills Reject Some of Gov. Cuomo’s Proposals, Add New Ones

This week, the NYS Assembly and Senate each passed their “one house” budget bills in which they spell out their own proposals for changes to Governor Cuomo‘s executive Budget submission. These bills essentially stake out the opening bargaining positions for the three-way negotiations that will eventually shape the State’s final budget for the year. One…

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