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LISTEN: Deed theft at crisis level in Brooklyn

July 26, 2019
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Homes throughout the borough — mainly in black and brown communities — are increasingly being stolen through a number of predatory schemes. Most of Brooklyn’s deed thefts have been in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, East New York, Canarsie and Flatlands. Source: LISTEN: Deed theft at crisis level in Brooklyn

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Deed theft at crisis level in Brooklyn

July 9, 2019
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Homes throughout the borough — mainly in black and brown communities — are increasingly being stolen through a number of predatory schemes. Most of Brooklyn’s deed thefts have been in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, East New York, Canarsie and Flatlands. Source: Deed theft at crisis level in Brooklyn

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LISTEN: Deed theft at crisis level in Brooklyn

June 27, 2019
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LISTEN: Deed theft at crisis level in Brooklyn

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

June 14, 2019
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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
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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 Yorkers’ fair share of federal funds for programs essential to…

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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
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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, which once again placed New York City second place in…

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State of The Homeless 2019

April 30, 2019
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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 at homelessness in New York City. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY  In January…

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The Poverty to Prison Pipeline – How Poverty Gets Criminalized

April 22, 2019
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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 justice system involvement. Low-income neighborhoods are the most heavily policed;…

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Nonprofits continue to face challenges with delayed NYC contract registration

April 18, 2019
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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 numerous nonprofits pushed to the brink of financial calamity while…

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

March 18, 2019
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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 Criminal Justice – City Council Grant. A total of $5,000…

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