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NYC Unveils Four-Part Plan to Reduce Homelessness

May 20, 2014
NYC Unveils Four-Part Plan to Reduce Homelessness

New York City outlined a multi-faceted plan yesterday to reduce homelessness, help transition homeless families from shelter into permanent housing, and improve shelter conditions. Together, in collaboration with agencies like the Human Resources Administration, the steps are designed to help New York City reduce the number of families facing homelessness. The four part plan includes…

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NYS Among Worst in “Prompt” Payment and Contracting

May 19, 2014
NYS Among Worst in “Prompt” Payment and Contracting

New York State ranks among the ten worst in the nation when it comes to key contracting and prompt payment indicators for nonprofit service providers. Those were the findings of a new national survey — National Study of Nonprofit-Government Contracts and Grants 2013: State Profiles — released by The Urban Institute in partnership with the…

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Judge Wants LICH Bidders to Work on Deal to Keep Facility Alive

May 16, 2014
Judge Wants LICH Bidders to Work on Deal to Keep Facility Alive

On Thursday, Brooklyn Judge Johnny Lee Baynes came up with a novel solution to save Long Island College Hospital. He asked lawyers for the Department of Health, the State University of New York, the unions and six community groups, along with the three competitive bidders, to settle their differences and all work together to come…

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City Council Approves Mixed-Use Overhaul of Domino Site

May 15, 2014
City Council Approves Mixed-Use Overhaul of Domino Site

The City Council has given their okay to the proposal to transform the Domino Sugar factory site. Lawmakers on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of the deal following weeks of negotiations with the developers. Council members wanted to ensure that there was a sufficient amount of affordable housing at the redevelopment site. Mayor Bill de…

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Legislation Introduced to Delay Nonprofit Revitalization Act Requirements

May 13, 2014
Legislation Introduced to Delay Nonprofit Revitalization Act Requirements

The New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 (the “Act”) increased the audit thresholds for reports filed with the Charities Bureau. The effective date of the initial increase is July 1, 2014. Many questions were raised with respect to what filings this increase would impact. The Charities Bureau recently released guidance that the new thresholds…

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Support continues to grow for #BringBackOurGirls campaign

May 10, 2014
Support continues to grow for #BringBackOurGirls campaign

The movement to raise awareness and ultimately secure the return of hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian girls continues to gain momentum both online and off, thanks to the efforts of celebrities and political leaders alike, reports Yahoo News. Anne Hathaway attended a protest in Los Angeles. She and her husband, Adam Shulman, reportedly surprised the protestors,…

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Mayor’s Executive Budget Draws Praise from Providers & Advocates

May 9, 2014
Mayor’s Executive Budget Draws Praise from Providers & Advocates

Mayor Bill de Blasio yesterday presented his NYC Executive Budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015 which begins on July 1. The $73.9 billion budget provides funding for the Mayor’s signature campaign initiatives, including full-day Pre-Kindergarten, afterschool opportunities for middle school children, an expansion of affordable housing and more. “Budgets aren’t just columns of numbers,” the…

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Nonprofits Hope Teachers Will Be Role Model for COLAs

May 7, 2014
Nonprofits Hope Teachers Will Be Role Model for COLAs

Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new collective bargaining agreement with public school teachers represented by the United Federation of Teachers (UFT). The terms of the agreement are expected to serve as the basis for contract negotiations with a long line of unions representing other city workers. Now, nonprofit human service providers are…

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

May 7, 2014
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

The African American Planning Commission is in the business of making every day a happy day for families and children who are at risk of homelessness and survivors of domestic violence by providing a safe, secure haven. Thank you for your support as we rely on your generosity. While celebrating with your own family this…

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Mayor Bill de Blasio Unveils ‘Ambitious’ 10-Year Affordable Housing Plan

May 5, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio Unveils ‘Ambitious’ 10-Year Affordable Housing Plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday launched what he called the largest and most ambitious affordable housing program in the country. Speaking in Fort Greene, the mayor vowed to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next 10 years. New re-zonings will implement a mandatory Inclusionary Housing Program, in which a portion…

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DOE Seeks UPK Providers for Priority Neighborhoods

May 5, 2014
DOE Seeks UPK Providers for Priority Neighborhoods

Early childhood providers are getting another chance to offer proposals for full-day Universal Pre-Kindergarten programs beginning this September to the NYC Department of Education via a Request for Applications released on Friday.  DOE is seeking the applications to provide programming in 48 priority neighborhoods across the five boroughs – 12 in Queens, 9 in Brooklyn,…

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