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Credit Where Credit Is Due – A Step Forward On Homeless Policy

March 3, 2017
Credit Where Credit Is Due – A Step Forward On Homeless Policy

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s homelessness announcement made it clear that he understands the urgency of New York City’s crisis and has a vision to address it by making sure homeless families are at the center of the plan, Win President and CEO Christine Quinn writes for NY Slant.

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Advocates Demand Albany Tax Rich to Address Homelessness Crisis

March 3, 2017
Advocates Demand Albany Tax Rich to Address Homelessness Crisis

A coalition of community organizations along with state elected officials held a rally outside the senate chamber, demanding the passage of three tax-reform measures they say have the potential to create an additional 6 billion dollars in revenue that could be used to address homelessness and other issues, City Limits reports.

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Bill de Blasio’s ‘Vision’ Shrinks as His Re-election Campaign Begins

March 3, 2017
Bill de Blasio’s ‘Vision’ Shrinks as His Re-election Campaign Begins

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s homelessness plan is the latest example of the ambitions of his progressive government, once rich with promises to peel back divisions along economic lines, becoming grounded by the realities of governance and politics, The New York Times writes.

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Report: Senior Services Lag Population Need

March 3, 2017
Report: Senior Services Lag Population Need

The authors of a special report by Giving USA, show that nonprofits providing services for aging populations such as food programs, adult day care, in-home service and nursing make up just six percent of nonprofits, the NonProfit Times writes.

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Amid de Blasio’s Modest Goals on Homelessness, State Proposal Gains Support

March 2, 2017
Amid de Blasio’s Modest Goals on Homelessness, State Proposal Gains Support

The limits of de Blasio’s plan to reduce the ranks of the homeless is rallying advocates and some elected officials behind a statewide rental assistance program now working its way through the state Legislature, The New York Times writes.

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Developer Pledges $500K From Armory Condo Sales to Nonprofit for Housing

March 2, 2017
Developer Pledges $500K From Armory Condo Sales to Nonprofit for Housing

Days before a key public meeting on the controversial Bedford-Union Armory redevelopment proposal, the developer is promising to set aside at least 500,000 dollars from the sale of condominiums on the site to create a fund for new affordable housing elsewhere in the neighborhood, DNAinfo reports.

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Former Rikers inmate takes fact-finding tour at the jail with advocates calling for facility’s closure

March 2, 2017
Former Rikers inmate takes fact-finding tour at the jail with advocates calling for facility’s closure

JustLeadershipUSA head Glenn Martin, who spent 12 months on Rikers Island, returned to the island haunt Thursday as part of a fact-finding tour taken by advocates pushing to close the city’s notorious jail, the Daily News writes.

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March 2, 2017: ROBIN HOOD GIVES BACK [video]

March 2, 2017
March 2, 2017: ROBIN HOOD GIVES BACK [video]

Instead of taking from the poor and giving to the rich, the Robin Hood Foundation has started a new initiative to help New Yorkers access government funds they didn’t know they qualified for, MetroFocus reports.

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Nonprofit Mergers that Work

March 2, 2017
Nonprofit Mergers that Work

A recent study uncovers what drives successful nonprofit mergers and suggests that more organizations should consider mergers as a useful tool to increase impact, the Stanford Social Innovation Review writes.

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De Blasio’s long way home to address the city’s homeless crisis

March 2, 2017
De Blasio’s long way home to address the city’s homeless crisis

In an editorial, the Daily News credits de Blasio for belatedly unveiling a true plan to manage homelessness, but faults him for taking this long to get there and for, after all this time, still failing to do enough to curb the rising tide of people seeking shelter.

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Mark-Viverito takes cautious approach on de Blasio’s homelessness plan

March 1, 2017
Mark-Viverito takes cautious approach on de Blasio’s homelessness plan

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito gave a lukewarm response to de Blasio’s plan to open or build 90 homeless shelters over the next five years to address the city’s increasing number of homeless residents, Politico New York reports.

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