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Number of poor New Yorkers living in high poverty neighborhoods rises, study shows

June 7, 2017
Number of poor New Yorkers living in high poverty neighborhoods rises, study shows

More poor New Yorkers are stuck in high poverty neighborhoods where they’re faced with higher crime and worse schools, according to a new report from the New York University Furman Center, which found a spike in the concentration of poverty, the Daily News reports.

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Disability Advocates Fear Impact Of Medicaid Cuts In GOP Health Plan

June 6, 2017
Disability Advocates Fear Impact Of Medicaid Cuts In GOP Health Plan

The Congressional Budget Office estimates the proposed cuts to Medicaid in the Affordable Care Act repeal bill that passed the House of Representatives amounts to 834 billion dollars over 10 years, particularly affecting services for disabled Americans, NPR reports.

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City Council irks de Blasio by sneaking provision into budget

June 6, 2017
City Council irks de Blasio by sneaking provision into budget

Just days after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito agreed on an $85.2 billion fiscal year 2018 budget, the council inserted a last-minute provision on immigrant legal defense that de Blasio repeatedly said he doesn’t support, the New York Post writes.

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Biggest Mistakes Nonprofits Make With Audits

June 6, 2017
Biggest Mistakes Nonprofits Make With Audits

June is the month when most nonprofits are preparing for the next fiscal year. It can also be a timely opportunity to re-examine your nonprofit’s workflow and infrastructure. The time spent now will prepare your organization for any future audit. ValueWalk offers a list of mistakes that nonprofits make when it comes to audits.

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Paying to End Homelessness vs. Paying for Homeless Shelters

June 6, 2017
Paying to End Homelessness vs. Paying for Homeless Shelters

Pay-for-success financing, which includes social impact bonds, are a different way of funding services like homeless shelters, federally qualified health centers, childcare centers and other public service providers, Next City writes.

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Nonprofit HR Managers Getting Ulcers Over Health Plans

June 6, 2017
Nonprofit HR Managers Getting Ulcers Over Health Plans

Health benefits are hotter than normal of late, as employees worry about health coverage, particularly those at nonprofits where benefits are minimal or non-existent, and employers are starting to respond, The NonProfit Times writes.

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New programs aim to enroll more black and Hispanic students in top public high schools

June 6, 2017
New programs aim to enroll more black and Hispanic students in top public high schools

New York City Education Department officials are expanding testing for elite specialized high schools in hopes of enrolling more black and Hispanic kids in top public high schools – part of a larger effort to diversify its public schools, the Daily News reports. Also see NYN Media’s podcast on the effort to diversify specialized high…

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America’s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic

June 6, 2017
America’s Hidden H.I.V. Epidemic

Why do America’s black gay and bisexual men have a higher H.I.V. rate than any country in the world? Thanks to the success of lifesaving antiretroviral medication pioneered 20 years ago and years of research and education, most H.I.V.-positive people today can lead long, healthy lives but in certain pockets of the country, unknown to…

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The homelessness Trump could cause

June 3, 2017
The homelessness Trump could cause

As more than half of all renters statewide are struggling to afford their homes and more than 80,000 New Yorkers are still homeless, slashing the budget of the Department of Housing and Urban Development would make the state’s already urgent housing crisis worse than it has ever been before, housing advocates Jolie Milstein, Rachel Fee,…

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Overcrowding, a Precursor to Homelessness, is Increasing Citywide: Report

June 1, 2017
Overcrowding, a Precursor to Homelessness, is Increasing Citywide: Report

In New York City, the rate of severely overcrowded households increased 18 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to the latest available data from the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, DNAinfo reports.

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Problem-Plagued ‘Cluster Housing’ for Homeless Being Phased Out, Pols Say

May 26, 2017
Problem-Plagued ‘Cluster Housing’ for Homeless Being Phased Out, Pols Say

The de Blasio administration announced that it has closed nearly a quarter of the problem-plagued “cluster housing” units for the homeless, months after two girls were burned to death by a faulty radiator in an apartment rented under the program, DNAinfo reports.

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