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Subject City's Supportive Housing Out of Reach for Most Applicants
Date September 12, 2022 11:54 PM
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City’s Supportive Housing Remains Out of Reach for Most Applicants, Data Shows ([link removed])

Officials have touted supportive housing as a key solution to the city's homelessness crisis. But landing such an apartment remains tough: just 16% of applicants last fiscal year managed to do so, new data shows. More than half of the 7,426 eligible applicants during that time were never even referred for an interview.


Hundreds of Families Forced from Domestic Violence Shelters into Strained DHS System Each Year ([link removed])
A six-month cap on stays and a lack of permanent housing options have combined to drive more than 1,550 families out of domestic violence shelters and directly into the Department of Homeless Services system over the past two years, records show.

Data Drop: A Closer Look at COVID-19 Deaths After NYC's First Wave ([link removed])
City Limits used the Freedom of Information Law to obtain data from the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on weekly COVID-19 deaths by race/ethnicity from September 2020—after the first wave had just passed—to the end of July of 2022.

A Year After Ida Floods, New York’s $27M Immigrant Relief Fund Doled Out Less Than $2M ([link removed])
The Ida relief fund for “excluded” New Yorkers was set up by the city and state for people who suffered damages from the historic flooding but didn’t qualify for aid administered by FEMA because of their immigration status. But a year later, just a fraction of the funding has been used, and only 330 out of 554 have received a cash payout.

Labor is Latest Sticking Point in Debate Over Bruckner Rezoning ([link removed])
The New York District Council of Carpenters issued a statement opposing the plan, saying they would not receive enough work on 349-unit project proposed for The Bronx. Their stance was counter to several other influential labor leaders who have spoken in favor of the project for the jobs and new housing it will create.

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Lo que necesita saber sobre: ¿qué recursos están disponibles para los solicitantes de asilo recién llegados a la ciudad de Nueva York? ([link removed])
La ciudad calcula que unos 7.600 solicitantes de asilo han llegado en autobuses desde la frontera en los últimos meses. Muchos no saben dónde encontrar comida, ropa y otros servicios disponibles, por lo que City Limits ha preparado esta guía de recursos para ayudarles a navegar la ciudad después de hablar con decenas de ellos.

PODCAST: ¿Cómo afectarán los casos Garland v. Aleman Gonzalez y Garland v. Patel a los inmigrantes? ([link removed])
La Corte Suprema de Justicia de los Estados Unidos, de mayoría conservadora, se pronunció este verano sobre los casos de Garland v. Aleman Gonzalez y Garland v. Patel, confirmando lo que los defensores de inmigrantes temían: la Corte socavaría la capacidad para impedir que el gobierno infrinja la ley con algunos inmigrantes.
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Opinion: Who Gets to Enjoy NYC’s Open Streets? ([link removed])
"This program was a lifeline for New York City during the pandemic, and now it needs more resources and structural support to reach its full potential.”
—Jackson Chabot and Chelsea Dowel, staff members at Open Plans

Opinion: City’s Rental Voucher Program Should Include Undocumented New Yorkers ([link removed])
"The city’s unwillingness to extend the voucher program to its vulnerable, undocumented immigrants is not only a costly mistake, but down right inhumane. We need the City Council and Mayor Eric Adams to open up the CityFHEPS program for all of us."
—Josephine Bosson, a leader with VOCAL-NY’s Homelessness Union who has lived in the New York City Shelter System since 2019
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Job Board: This Week's Offerings
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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.

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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.

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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