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Mayor de Blasio Issues Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year 2015, Updates the City’s Financial Plan for 2014-2018

February 13, 2014
Mayor de Blasio Issues Preliminary Budget for Fiscal Year 2015, Updates the City’s Financial Plan for 2014-2018

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio issued his first preliminary budget for New York City’s Fiscal Year 2015 which begins on July 1st.   Nonprofit human service providers heard a lot to like –as well as some things to worry about — in a budget proposal that the Mayor stressed had been crafted with three imperatives in…

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Mayor de Blasio Appoints Heads of NYCHA, HPD, HDC Housing ‘Dream Team’

February 8, 2014
Mayor de Blasio Appoints Heads of NYCHA, HPD, HDC Housing ‘Dream Team’

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced four key appointments to the leadership of his administration’s housing programs on Saturday.  The Mayor named Shola Olatoye as Chair of the New York City Housing Authority, with Cecil House serving as the authority’s General Manager. The Mayor also appointed Vicki Been as the Commissioner of the Department of Housing…

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Mayor Appoints First Lady to Chair The Mayor’s Fund

February 7, 2014
Mayor Appoints First Lady to Chair The Mayor’s Fund

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced yesterday that he was appointing his wife, First Lady Chirlane McCray to the voluntary, unpaid position of Chairwoman of The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City. Established more than 20 years ago, The Mayor’s Fund is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, which facilitates innovative public-private partnerships throughout New York City’s…

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No COLAs: Year Six

January 23, 2014
No COLAs: Year Six

Clearly, the most disappointing – although not surprising — aspect of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget proposal was the deferral once again – for the sixth year in a row – of Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) for human service programs and reimbursement mechanisms. According to budget documents, deferral of the planned 2% COLAs for FY2015…

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NY/NY III Supportive Housing Saved $10K per Tennant

January 6, 2014
NY/NY III Supportive Housing Saved $10K per Tennant

The New York/New York III Supportive Housing Agreement saved taxpayers an average of $10,000 per person per year, according to a new report. The New York/New York III Supportive Housing Evaluation was conducted by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) in collaboration with the NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA) and the NYS…

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ACS’ Gilbert Taylor Appointed DHS Commissioner

January 3, 2014
ACS’ Gilbert Taylor Appointed DHS Commissioner

Mayor Bill de Blasio has named Gilbert Taylor to serve as Commissioner of the Department of Homeless Services. “More families and more children are going to sleep each night in our homeless shelters than ever before,” said Taylor upon his appointment. “It’s a crisis we will confront with every tool at our disposal. I share…

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Winners of Giving Fabulous Contest Announced!

May 15, 2012
Winners of Giving Fabulous Contest Announced!

Three deserving charities received $5,000 donation from Midnight Velvet Matthew Okebiyi, Founder and Executive Director of African American Planning Commission and the Founder of Classic Soul Radio, Inc. is nominated for the “Giving Fabulous Contest” hosted by Midnight Velvet. Read more at Midnight Velvet. NEW YORK, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire — Midnight Velvet celebrated their 25th…

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Have You Liked Us Yet? Join AAPCI on Social Media

April 4, 2012
Have You Liked Us Yet? Join AAPCI on Social Media

Our social network sites are constantly evolving with great conversation articles. The only thing that’s missing is YOUR comment and opinion. Follow Us on Twitter Like Us on Facebook View AAPCI’s mission-related videos on YouTube Befriend AAPCI on MySpace Download AAPCI banners and logos See what others are saying on AAPCI Blog pages

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My Positive Life

November 15, 2011

Hi my name is Danielle and I’m 25 years old. We always hear how devastating it is when a person is told that they have been infected with the HIV virus. Well what is life like when that is all you know? You see I don’t know what life is like not being positive because…

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Maria’s Intro – By Maria T. Mejia

April 27, 2011
Maria’s Intro – By Maria T. Mejia

I was just turning 18 when I found out I was HIV positive … I was very young. Back in those days, this was a death sentence. It was around the same time Magic Johnson came out saying he was positive. I was studying in a program in Kentucky named Job Corp and they did…

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My Story

February 25, 2011

It took me twenty years to realize exactly what was happening to me. The abuse verbal and physical almost put me in the ground. I was alive in theory but inside I had died along time ago. He hurt me. The man I grew to love since I was a girl, the one who promised…

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