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Subject NYC Needs Apartments for the Formerly Incarcerated. 50 Face Furious Opposition
Date December 5, 2022 7:00 PM
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NYC Needs Thousands of Apartments for the Formerly Incarcerated. 50 Face Furious Opposition

Each year, thousands of New York City residents cycle from the streets and shelters to Rikers Island jails, with scant housing options to provide stability after their release.

“Just Home”—a NYC Health + Hospitals (HHC) plan to convert an empty staff residence on the Jacobi Hospital campus into supportive housing for a few dozen people with serious medical problems discharged from Rikers Island—is a pressure cooker for many of the most fraught issues in the city: homelessness, mental health, development, and the risk of crime, whether real or perceived.

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Influx of Asylum Seekers Spurs Renewed Push for Right to Counsel in NY Immigration Courts
Following the arrival of more than 27,000 asylum seekers, many of whom have struggled to find attorneys in the midst of a historic backlog of cases in New York’s immigration courts, state officials, affected families, and immigrant advocates launched a renovated campaign to guarantee statewide legal representation in deportation proceedings. Read the story. ([link removed])

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Adams Orders Forced Removals of People Deemed Mentally Ill, While Housing Remains Out of Reach
In the absence of specific data, the housing organization Open New York has launched a project asking everyday residents to crowdsource the locations of vacant apartments—rent-stabilized and unregulated units alike—to paint a more complete picture. Read the story. ([link removed])

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Meet Our Fall 2022 Youth Reporting Interns
This fall, City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative for Youth (CLARIFY) is working with nearly two dozen talented high school students from across the five boroughs, including bilingual participants reporting in both English and Spanish. Read the story. ([link removed])

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Situación de trabajadores de demolición revela fallos en la aplicación de la nueva ley estatal de seguridad
Según la Ley HERO de Nueva York, los trabajadores pueden solicitar la creación de un comité de seguridad en el lugar de trabajo para evaluar la eficacia de los protocolos de seguridad y exponer problemas de salud, entre otras tareas. Pero hasta ahora, los trabajadores tienen pocos recursos cuando los empleadores incumplen la ley. Una enmienda a la ley que está a la espera de la firma de la gobernadora crearía sanciones más estrictas en caso de incumplimiento. Leer la historia ([link removed])

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Llegada de solicitantes de asilo renueva impulso por garantizar derecho a representación legal en tribunales de inmigración de Nueva York
Tras la llegada de más de 27.000 solicitantes de asilo, muchos de los cuales han tenido dificultades para encontrar abogados en medio de una congestión histórica de casos en los tribunales de inmigración de Nueva York, funcionarios estatales, familias afectadas y defensores de los inmigrantes relanzaron una campaña para garantizar la representación legal en procedimientos de deportación en todo el estado. Leer la historia ([link removed])

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Opinion: How NY Democrats and Gov. Hochul Can Win Back Young Voters
“While record youth turnout across the country enabled Democrats to hold the U.S. Senate and make gains in swing districts barely won by President Joe Biden, the New York vote looked more like the pre-Trump era of apathy and disengagement.” Read the story. ([link removed])

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Opinion: Segregated K-12 Schools are a Threat to Democracy
“Democracies cannot function when entire groups of people are insulated from the realities of those they don’t understand. By reframing the issue as an urgent threat to democracy, we may become more motivated to change.” Read the story. ([link removed])

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Chief Strategy Officer for Anthos|Home ([link removed])
The Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) will be responsible for supporting the strategic direction and growth of the organization. It is an exciting opportunity to be at the ground level of a new nonprofit that will improve the voucher housing experience and landscape in New York City to be more effective.

Chief Operating Officer/Chief Administrative Officer for Anthos|Home ([link removed])
The Chief Operating Officer/Chief Administrative Officer (COO/CAO) will be responsible for overseeing the Operations, Administrative and IT activities of Anthos|Home. The position is a member of the executive team and reports to the Chief Executive Officer. The COO/CAO will develop and implement operational and technical controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and ensure there are systems in place to ensure operational excellence.

Vice President of Housing Acquisition for Anthos|Home ([link removed])
The Vice President of Housing Acquisition (VPHA) will be responsible for establishing relationships with landlords and brokers and securing units for use by households with vouchers. The VPHA will have access to “Flex Pool” funding to support efforts to secure apartments and work collaboratively with landlords, brokers and other key stakeholders in the NYC housing market.

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