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

April 27, 2018
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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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NYC Just Made Its Biggest Commitment Ever To A Radical Affordable Housing Model

August 4, 2017
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NYC Just Made Its Biggest Commitment Ever To A Radical Affordable Housing Model

City Hall is slowly starting to invest in an affordable housing model that can permanently remove parcels of land from the speculative housing market in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods, Gothamist writes.

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CONGRESS SHOULD NOT BALANCE THE BUDGET ON THE BACKS OF LOW-INCOME AMERICANS

April 19, 2017
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CONGRESS SHOULD NOT BALANCE THE BUDGET ON THE BACKS OF LOW-INCOME AMERICANS

There are only 35 affordable apartments for every 100 low-income families in New York City, and insufficient federal funding will only push thousands more to the brink of homelessness, Jacquelyn Simone, a policy analyst at Coalition for the Homeless, writes in NY Slant.

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UNEVEN JUSTICE FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

April 13, 2017
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UNEVEN JUSTICE FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

For New York to be a true sanctuary city, it must abolish broken windows policing that disproportionately targets people of color and immigrants for criminal enforcement of low-level offenses, Melanie Van Orden, a member of the Justice Team at 4th Universalist Society and Faith in New York, writes in NY Slant.

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City officials back 10-year plan to shutter Rikers

March 30, 2017
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City officials back 10-year plan to shutter Rikers

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have endorsed a broad plan to shutter Rikers Island within a decade, as will be proposed by Jonathan Lippman in a report to be released this weekend, Politico New York writes.

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Harder for Homeless to Enter N.Y.C. Shelters, Report Finds

March 21, 2017
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Harder for Homeless to Enter N.Y.C. Shelters, Report Finds

More homeless families are being denied permanent shelter in New York City, and many are being forced to reapply multiple times before the city finds them eligible to enter the system, two trends that burden already fragile families, according to a new report by the Coalition for the Homeless, the New York Times writes.

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Developers eye deals with libraries — but not everyone is happy about it

March 6, 2017
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Developers eye deals with libraries — but not everyone is happy about it

Throughout New York City, libraries have become an increasingly attractive option to developers looking for any space they can seize for new housing, but the emerging trend has upset some residents and community activists, Politico New York reports.

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