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Amid Inflation and Increased Demand, Human Services Workers Struggle with Burnout ([link removed])
New York contracts many of its social services—housing, foster and elder care, mental health—to nonprofits, whose workers say low wages make it difficult to stay in the sector. “It’s very difficult to provide services to others if you’re not compensated enough for the job that you do.”
City’s Public Advocate Decries ‘Uninhabitable’ NYCHA Conditions After 5-Borough Tour ([link removed])
A new report from NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams details conditions he witnessed in public housing after visiting six NYCHA complexes earlier this year and speaking to tenants about mold and rodent infestations, leaks, broken fire exit doors, out-of-service elevators and heat and hot water outages.
Comptroller Proposes Roadmap to Legalize NYC’s Basement Apartments ([link removed])
Brad Lander’s Basement Resident Protection Law would create a “basement board” to oversee the conversions and ensure residents of these apartments—called accessory dwelling units or ADUs—have access to tenants’ rights and basic safety protections. It comes a year after rains from Hurricane Ida killed 11 New Yorkers in basement units.
NYC Looks to Tackle Extreme Heat via City Streets and Urban Forests ([link removed])
A federally funded pilot program and a study in parks both seek mitigation strategies for urban heat islands—areas that experience higher temperatures due to heat-absorbing infrastructure and lack of access to features like greenery and bodies of water.
City to Expand Support for English Language Learners at Outer Borough High Schools, Though Details Remain Scant ([link removed])
The Department of Education will kick off a program to expand the type of aid ELL students receive at existing transfer schools, which serve students who are behind on credits or need additional learning support.
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PODCAST: ([link removed]) ¿Cómo piensan los demócratas ganar los votos de los latinos este año? ([link removed])
Al verse como un grupo de votantes, los latinos suman casi 35 millones de votantes en 2022, un gran aumento comparado con los 27 millones que eran en 2016. Así que para conocer más sobre las estrategias del Caucus Hispano para ganar el voto de las comunidades latinas, invitamos Diana Castañeda, directora de comunicaciones del BOLD PAC.
Ciudad de Nueva York ampliará el apoyo a los estudiantes que aprenden inglés en escuelas de transferencia ([link removed])
El Departamento de Educación comenzará un programa para ampliar el tipo de ayuda que reciben los estudiantes de hogares no angloparlantes que están aprendiendo inglés (English Language Learners o ELL por sus siglas en inglés) en las escuelas de transferencia existentes, que atienden a los estudiantes que están atrasados en los cursos o necesitan un apoyo adicional para el aprendizaje.
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Opinion: MTA’s Congestion Pricing Plan Must Protect the Livelihood of For-Hire Drivers ([link removed])
"For-hire driving in New York City has historically provided good-paying work and a path to the middle class for a vast minority immigrant worker base. Over the last decade, that work has slowly been chipped away despite the need for rides remaining high."
—Samuel M. Pierre, executive director for the Haitian American Caucus-US, Inc
Opinion: Current AMI Standards are Stripping Affordable Housing. Here’s How We Fix It ([link removed])
"Area Median Income plays an integral role in determining affordability. But communities across the five boroughs faced with potential affordable housing development routinely ask, ‘affordable for whom?’ as lower-income communities are held to the economic median of wealthy suburbs outside of the city."
—Valerie White, senior executive director of LISC NY
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Job Board: This Week's Offerings
Staff Attorney | Her Justice ([link removed])
Her Justice is looking for a self-motivated individual who will further the organization’s goal of connecting women living in poverty with volunteer lawyers in the areas of family, matrimonial, and immigration law.
Grants Associate | Madre ([link removed])
MADRE is an international women's human rights organization and feminist fund, is seeking a Grants Associate to contribute meaningfully to our grantmaking work with local organizations around the world. The Grants Associate works to support the implementation of MADRE’s grantmaking strategy to provide partners with resources, trainings, tools, knowledge, opportunities, and access to empower and mobilize communities at the local level.
Content Manager | Madre ([link removed])
Reporting to the associate director of communications and marketing, the content manager leads and implements MADRE’s communications programming. Essential to this role is the ability to take an understanding of human rights and MADRE’s work and weave it into compelling and engaging stories.
Marketing Manager | Madre ([link removed])
Reporting to the associate director of communications and marketing, the marketing manager leads and implements MADRE’s marketing programming. Essential to this role is deeply understanding our audiences, how to reach them, and what they want to hear from us. This understanding will drive marketing programming and guide recommendations to leadership to influence the strategy and vision of the department.
Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association | Director of Housing Management and Resident Relations ([link removed])
Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association II HDFC (CSMHA II) is a nationally recognized low-income housing cooperative and community organization formed in 1995 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The Director of Housing Management and Resident Relations works collaboratively with other CSMHA II staff to oversee, facilitate and perform key property management functions.
Foreclosure Prevention Counselor | Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation ([link removed])
(CHLDC) is a multi-faceted community development organization, serving a struggling ethnically diverse community in northeast Brooklyn. This is a full time, 35 hours per week, non-exempt position. The Counselor will work with owners of one to four family homes in East New York and neighboring communities to address mortgage default and/or foreclosure intervention issues.
Vice President, Commercial Real Estate PR | BerlinRosen ([link removed])
The Vice President will lead daily client relations, plan and execute day-to-day project deliverables, support and lead junior staff, and conceptualize strategies, pitches and media placements. This is a great opportunity for someone who is well-plugged in the world of media, has a passion for cities and the built environment, and wants to take the lead on client initiatives and work.
Senior Account Executive, Public Affairs and Advocacy | BerlinRosen ([link removed])
This is a great opportunity for someone who is well-plugged into the world of New York City and NY State political media and government, passionate about working on budget and legislative campaigns at the City and State level, familiar with public policy issues that relate to criminal legal system reform, environmental and racial justice, economic opportunity and union rights, poverty and food insecurity, or land use and affordable housing.
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