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In Housing Crunch, Some New Yorkers Turn to Unique Accommodations 

New Yorkers are often forced to get creative when it comes to housing. Blame rising rents, out-of-control home sale prices and the limited availability fueling the city’s housing crisis.

For the past few months, City Limits has sought out New Yorkers in unique living arrangements to find out why they live where they live. We homed in on three people, all Bronx residents, with three very different accommodations: an old RV, a two-story houseboat and a room in a spartan warehouse. All three said they could not afford the kinds of homes they truly wanted, whether it’s an oceanside cottage or a simple studio apartment. It’s a sentiment most New Yorkers can relate to.

Here are their experiences.
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Policy Analyst at The New York Housing Conference
Seeking motivated self-starter with excellent analytical and communication skills with expertise in housing policy. Ideal candidate is organized, works independently and collaboratively, has 3-5 years of experience in project management, communications, policy or advocacy and is familiar with federal, state and or city policy and programs.

Chief Operating Officer/Chief Administrative Officer at Anthos|Home
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 requires strong, well developed operational, technical, and administrative skills. The ideal candidate will also have an adeptness and savvy with knowledge of government funding and reimbursement, and organization leadership abilities.

Social Work Positions at Brooklyn Community Services

BCS strengthens communities by fostering the educational success of children, the leadership development of youth, the employment and housing stability of adults, the advancement of individuals living with disabilities, and the empowerment of seniors and families. The organization will host a career fair on Jan. 19 to help fill several open social worker roles.

Emergency Grants Associate at MADRE

MADRE is an international women's human rights organization and feminist fund that partners with community-based women's groups in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East who face war and humanitarian disasters. The Emergency Grants Associate will provide rapid response funding and other support to frontline women human rights defenders (WHRDs) and local partner organizations under threat or attack because of their work to promote and protect human rights.

Associate Director, Grantmaking at MADRE
Reporting to the Senior Director of Grantmaking and Partnerships, the Associate Director of Grantmaking will be part of the Grantmaking and Partnerships team. It will lead all aspects of our long-term intersectional feminist grant-making by supporting existing partners, identifying new partners, recommending strategy and grant amounts, and collaborating with other members of the Grantmaking and Partnerships team to incorporate an intentional decolonizing philanthropic lens across all our work.
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