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POLITICO New York: Bill would mandate rehab for addicts given Narcan

Bill would mandate rehab for addicts given Narcan Josefa Velasquez | September 8, 2015 ALBANY — With the growing availability of an overdose-reversing drug for heroin addicts, a state senator from Western New York wants to require anyone who’s given the drug to enter rehab. The proposal prompted criticism from a public health official and […]

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Mayor Blames NYC Homelessness on the Economy Andrew Siff | September 1, 2015 Mayor de Blasio says many of the city’s homeless simply can’t afford the cost of living in New York City. He says the problem for many is economic. The mayor spoke on the topic Tuesday on WYNC radio’s “The Brian Lehrer Show.” […]

Gothamist: De Blasio Wrestles With NYC Homeless Crisis Following Deputy Mayor’s Departure

De Blasio Wrestles With NYC Homeless Crisis Following Deputy Mayor’s Departure Laura Evans | September 1, 2015 Mayor Bill de Blasio announced yesterday that Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, the deputy mayor for health and human services, will step down at the end of September. The news coincides with increased attention to the city’s expanding homeless population, but […]

Gotham Gazette: Cuomo and De Blasio Must Do More to Fight Homelessness

Cuomo and De Blasio Must Do More to Fight Homelessness Alyssa Aguilera | September 1, 2015 New York City’s homelessness crisis has blemished Mayor de Blasio’s progressive track record, and rightfully so. While Mayor Bloomberg made our city the capital of homelessness in the United States, Mayor de Blasio, now in his second year, must […]

Gothamist: $10 Million In Emergency Funding Released For Homeless Adults In NYC

$10 Million In Emergency Funding Released For Homeless Adults In NYC Emma Whitford | August 31, 2015 Modeled after a rental assistance program instated for families with children this spring, the Special Exit and Prevention Supplement (SEPS) will provide rental assistance for up to 1,000 New Yorkers seeking permanent housing. According to the mayor’s office, […]

Huffington Post: New Documentary Makes The Case For Supervised Heroin Injection Sites In New York

New Documentary Makes The Case For Supervised Heroin Injection Sites In New York “If we don’t come up with a plan, we’re going to lose a lot of human life.” Christopher Mathias | August 25, 2015 A new documentary is shedding light on the thousands of residents of New York state who inject heroin in […]

New Film Documents Public Injection Drug Use in New York, Calls for Supervised Injection Facilities

For Immediate Release: August 24, 2015 Contact: Taeko Frost, 646-510-0446, taeko@cornerproject.org; Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062, matt@vocal-ny.org Increasing Heroin Use, Unprecedented Homelessness Crisis Drive Preventable Overdose Deaths, Disease Transmission, and Public Disorder New York, NY – The documentary film Everywhere But Safe: Public Injecting in New York premieres on August 25 at the Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem. […]

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Homeless New Yorkers Protest Police Stigmatization Emma Whitford | August 18, 2015 Dozens of homeless New Yorkers and advocates rallied on the steps of city hall this afternoon to single out and condemn the NY Post’s recurring portrayal of the homeless as dehumanized, quality-of-life case studies, as well as the Sergeants Benevolent Association’s recent public […]