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Brownsville Will Get 900 Affordable Apartments as Part of $1 Billion Plan

July 26, 2018

Brownsville housing developments to focus on health, culture and economics to revive poor area By Katie Honan Update July 26, 2018 7:48 p.m. ET New York City has selected three developers to build nearly 900 apartments on three city-owned lots in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville as part of a $1 billion revitalization plan for…

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Brownsville Plan Update: RFP Designations + NYCxCo-Lab Challenge Winners

July 26, 2018

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 26, 2018 Contact: General HPD Press Contact: hpdmedia@hpd.nyc.gov https://www1.nyc.gov/site/hpd/about/press-releases/2018/07/city-announces-plans-for-nearly-900-affordable-homes.page City Announces Plans for Nearly 900 Affordable Homes and Technology Upgrades in Brownsville, Brooklyn  The City provides updates on commitments made in The Brownsville Plan, including development plans for over 880 affordable homes, and infrastructure upgrades Proposals selected in the NYC Co-Lab Challenge will improve…

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Human services nonprofits show how city drives them into the red

June 25, 2018

Model budgets come at different speeds for New York City nonprofits. New York City nonprofits continued efforts on June 21 to secure better contracts with city agencies that would result in higher pay, better benefits and faster payments for the social services that nonprofits deliver to millions of people each year. Sector representatives who testified…

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VIDEO: This is how New York City handles your calls about the homeless

May 9, 2018

It’s something that happens just about everyday. A New Yorker spots a homeless person on the street. Sometimes this person is seen as in dire need of help. Sometimes they are seen as a nuisance. In either case, a call is made to New York City’s 311 system. Then what happens? A dispatcher takes the…

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Nonprofit galas are not always worth the effort

May 8, 2018

Fundraising lessons from the trenches. By JESSICAH WHITE | May 7, 2018 I do not have fundraising events in my fundraising strategy, nor do I intend to in the near future. I have ridden the highs and lows of events ranging from grand galas to ping-pong parties and enjoyed their accompanying success. But far too…

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This is how the process works in New York City when you are arrested by NYPD

April 27, 2018

A video journey through the criminal justice system The experience of being arrested is all too common among the clients of nonprofit organizations. In order to serve them best, a thorough understanding of how they might have landed in jail is needed. Minor offenses such as trespassing easily snare a homeless person. A parent can…

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Triple AmazonSmile donation promotion starts today

March 12, 2018
Triple AmazonSmile donation promotion starts today

Dear Supporters, Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first eligible smile.amazon.com purchase – through March 31! Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/11-3305070 and Amazon donates to African American Planning Commission, Inc. Thank You For Your Support!

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Ben Carson of HUD on His Vexing Reign: Brain Surgery Was Easier Than This

March 5, 2018

Things are not going well at HUD as Secretary Ben Carson finds that overseeing housing and urban development is harder, at least for him, than brain surgery, the Times reports.

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Average stay in homeless shelters has surged under de Blasio

March 3, 2018
Average stay in homeless shelters has surged under de Blasio

The average stay for homeless adults in New York City shelters was 383 days last year – 90 days longer than in 2013, the New York Post reports.

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Women’s City Club of New York looks at poverty

March 1, 2018
Women’s City Club of New York looks at poverty

A new print and online resource outlines hundreds of low and no-cost resources covering 21 areas of need, including jobs programs, health care, child care and nutrition, Carole Wacey, executive director of Women’s City Club of New York, writes in Amsterdam News.

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SEX WORK ART WORK: NEW YORK SEX WORKERS AGAINST SEX TRAFFICKING

February 22, 2018
SEX WORK ART WORK: NEW YORK SEX WORKERS AGAINST SEX TRAFFICKING

Despite a minimal budget, the New York City-based nonprofit Beauty for Freedom has helped victims of sex trafficking near and far, including through a recent art exhibition – and an unusual partnership – in Manhattan’s South Street Seaport, NYN Media reports.

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