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De Blasio Administration Releases Domestic Violence Task Force Report

May 1, 2017
De Blasio Administration Releases Domestic Violence Task Force Report

De Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray released the Domestic Violence Task Force Report, and the city will invest nearly $7 million to better apprehend abusers as well as ensure support for survivors, according to the Mayor’s office.

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EXCLUSIVE: New NYC ‘swarm teams’ to help homeless get off streets and into shelters

May 1, 2017
EXCLUSIVE: New NYC ‘swarm teams’ to help homeless get off streets and into shelters

The city is launching new “swarm teams” to canvass for homeless people living on the street, in an overhaul of a program started a year ago to tackle street homelessness, the Daily News writes.

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What New York City Pays to House the Homeless in Hotels

April 27, 2017

WNYC speaks with an NBC New York investigative reporter who helped find that New York City rarely gets deals when it books hotel rooms to house thousands of homeless people.

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Community rallies around shelter in Brooklyn [video]

April 25, 2017

While residents initially opposed a shelter in Kensington, Brooklyn, residents eventually embraced it, Fox 5 reports.

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New York Landlords Exploit Loophole to Hike Rents Despite Freeze

April 25, 2017
New York Landlords Exploit Loophole to Hike Rents Despite Freeze

Thanks to a 2003 state law, owners of rent-stabilized apartments can arbitrarily boost rents to a legal maximum that they set themselves, a tactic that fosters gentrification, eviction and homelessness, ProPublica reports.  

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City Council bill to create list of landlords accepting rent vouchers to transition homeless out of shelters

April 24, 2017
City Council bill to create list of landlords accepting rent vouchers to transition homeless out of shelters

City Council legislation would require the city to list landlords who have pledged to accept tenants using the city’s LINC vouchers amid complaints that landlords are illegally refusing to rent to tenants using the vouchers to get out of homeless shelters, the Daily News writes.

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Giving Days Get Cluttered So Charities Start Their Own

April 24, 2017
Giving Days Get Cluttered So Charities Start Their Own

The biggest giving day of the year, #GivingTuesday, can suck up a lot of attention and effort but fundraisers can just as easily find themed days that match the organization’s mission, according to the NonProfit Times.

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In New York City Schools, an Ever-Rising Tide of Homeless Students

April 24, 2017
In New York City Schools, an Ever-Rising Tide of Homeless Students

The New York Times looks at yesterday’s Independent Budget Office report stating the number of New York City public school students living in homeless shelters has increased in each of the last five years, reaching nearly 33,000 in the 2015-16 school year.

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ICPH report reveals: The Number of Homeless Families Continues to Climb

April 24, 2017
ICPH report reveals: The Number of Homeless Families Continues to Climb

New ICPH report reveals: The Number of Homeless Families Continues to Climb and Many Who Receive Housing Subsidies Often Return to Shelter; Significant portion of increase can be traced to just six out of NYC’s 59 neighborhoods The Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness (ICPH) has released a new report, On the Map: The Dynamics…

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Park Slope Area To Get 250 New Homeless Shelter Beds, City Says

April 24, 2017
Park Slope Area To Get 250 New Homeless Shelter Beds, City Says

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s home turf of Park Slope will get about 250 new shelter beds as part of the city’s response to skyrocketing homelessness, DNAinfo writes.

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National Volunteer Week: Service is What Unites

April 23, 2017
National Volunteer Week: Service is What Unites

As the sector commemorates National Volunteer Week and collectively thanks the millions of volunteers who selflessly give back to causes of all kinds, it might be a good time to dive a little deeper into the impact volunteerism has across all sectors all year long, Nonprofit Quarterly writes.

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