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NYC's School Funding Formula Should Consider Homeless Students, Advocates Say
The Fair Student Funding Formula, used to distribute the majority of New York City’s education budget to each of its 1,600 public schools, has been criticized for failing to provide enough funds to students who need it most, including those in temporary housing and in the foster care system. A working group has until the end of October to recommend changes. Read the story ([link removed]) .
City Opens 300-Household Intake Shelter for Asylum Seekers in Midtown Hotel
New York City opened its latest checkpoint for recently arrived immigrants Friday, this time converting a hotel near Madison Square Garden into an intake and assessment center with rooms for nearly 300 families and single adults, dubbed the Asylum Seeker Support Program. Read the story. ([link removed])
As NY’s Home Health Aides Get Pay Bump, Insurance Companies Leave Employers in the Lurch
A state-funded increase in wages for the frontline workers begins Saturday, but companies say insurance providers are withholding the money.
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NYC’s Youth Shelter System Is Running Out of Space
Down 99 beds from this time last year, space is running out in New York City’s patchwork of shelters for teens and young adults, which provide counseling, education, job training and other services. Many who qualify for the youth shelters—including newly arrived immigrants—are instead turning to the strained Department of Homeless Services system. Read the story. ([link removed])
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No es solo Manhattan: alquileres siguen subiendo en toda la ciudad de Nueva York
En los cinco condados y en general en el mercado de alquiler, los precios de los apartamentos siguen aumentando, según un análisis de casi 390.000 anuncios de los últimos tres años que el portal online StreetEasy ha compartido con City Limits. L ([link removed]) eer el artículo ([link removed]) .
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Opinion: Gateway Must Become ‘Freightway’ to Reduce Congestion and Meet Our Climate Goals ([link removed])
“Instead of continuing to overburden already disadvantaged communities, we can bring freight rail through Gateway to a new distribution hub at Moynihan/Penn Station, which is already equipped with loading bays from its previous use as a postal facility.” Read more ([link removed]) .
-Sandra Rothbard, an urban planner and global expert in city logistics who founded Freight Matters
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