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New York rent laws: Gov. Cuomo signs bill. Says it provides ‘strongest tenant protections in history’

June 14, 2019

On Tuesday, the New York state legislature agreed on a package of sweeping tenant protections and rent regulations that would be the biggest rewrite of tenant law in decades. The current laws expire on June 15, and these new ones are intended to be permanent. Governor Andrew Cuomo said he intends to sign the bills…

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Achieving a Complete 2020 Census Count in New York State

June 11, 2019

April 1, 2020 is Census Day for the next decennial census; the nation’s once-per-decade, constitutionally-mandated count of every  American, regardless of their citizenship status. The decennial census is one of the nation’s most important programs. An accurate and fully counted-counted census response helps determine New…

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NYC one-bedroom rents hit $2,980/month, an all-time high. Two bedroom hits $3,300/month

June 4, 2019

Securing affordable housing is a challenge for many New Yorkers. With a vacancy rate of less than 1% in the rental housing market, affordable housing in New York City is at best a scarce commodity. Real estate listing site Zumper released its June national rent report,…

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State of The Homeless 2019

April 30, 2019
State of The Homeless 2019

State of the Homeless 2019 The Urgency Increases: House Our Future Now! Released by the Coalition for the Homeless on April 29, 2019. NEW YORK, NY – The Coalition for the Homeless has released its State of the Homeless 2019 report, House Our Future Now! a comprehensive look…

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The Poverty to Prison Pipeline – How Poverty Gets Criminalized

April 22, 2019
The Poverty to Prison Pipeline – How Poverty Gets Criminalized

“If you are low-income and of color in New York City, you are at an increased risk of being drawn into the criminal justice system. Systemic racism drives both poverty and mass incarceration of low-in-come people of color, putting these communities especially at risk for…

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Nonprofits continue to face challenges with delayed NYC contract registration

April 18, 2019
Nonprofits continue to face challenges with delayed NYC contract registration

SeaChange Capital Partners report on NYC nonprofit contract delays SeaChange Capital Partners has a new report on nonprofit contracts. There is a full breakdown of the report from partner John MacIntosh, but here are the top takeaways: Over the years, SeaChange Capital Partners has been approached by…

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AFRICAN AMERICAN PLANNING COMMISSION RECEIVES $5,000 MAYOR’S OFFICE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE – CITY COUNCIL GRANT

March 18, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2019   AFRICAN AMERICAN PLANNING COMMISSION RECEIVES $5,000 MAYOR’S OFFICE OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE – CITY COUNCIL GRANT NEW YORK— African American Planning Commission has been designated to receive funding in the 36th Council District in FY19 under the Mayor’s Office of…

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City Proposes Modular Construction to Create Affordable Housing in East NY

March 7, 2019
City Proposes Modular Construction to Create Affordable Housing in East NY

The proposal would bring 167 affordable units as well as space for a new medical clinic and social services to 581 Grant Avenue. The city revealed plans on Monday to build 167 units of affordable housing on a city-owned lot in East New York. The Department…

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Affordable for Whom? Comparing Affordability levels of the Mayor’s housing New York plan with Neighborhood incomes.

February 15, 2019

A new report examines whether New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing plan is doing more harm than good. The plan calls for 120,000 new affordable housing units and the preservation of 180,000 more over 12 years, but it might not be providing enough…

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Foundation Center and GuideStar have merged to form Candid.

February 8, 2019

Foundation Center and GuideStar have combined to form a new nonprofit called Candid. This new arrangement will allow them to better promote nonprofit transparency and data analysis, according to a Feb. 5 email announcement. “The Foundation Center and GuideStar products and services you know have…

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How the federal government shutdown is still affecting New Yorkers’ food security

February 8, 2019

A new report examines how the recent federal government shutdown affected New York City’s emergency food network. The Food Bank For New York City put out the new report, which found that a residual “SNAP Gap” could leave many New Yorkers hungry because they ended…

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