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 […]
Advocates surprised by departure of deputy mayor for health Laura Nahmias | August 31, 2015 Mayor Bill de Blasio’s deputy mayor for health and human services, Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, will leave the administration at the end of September to chair the board of the city’s Health and Hospitals Corporation, the mayor’s office said in a statement […]
$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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Mayor’s plan draws cautious praise from homeless advocates Laura Nahmias | August 7, 2015 Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new $22.4 million plan to serve the violent and severely mentally ill, some of them homeless, drew a tentatively positive response from homeless advocates hoping the city would offer more detailed plans and funds for housing. “We’re […]
We’re still getting the word out about the passage of the NYC Fair Chance Act, which reduces employment discrimination against people with criminal records. Check out this Brooklyn TV broadcast featuring VOCAL Civil Rights Organizer Brandon Holmes laying it out!
250 Protest ‘Inequality’ at Cuomo Fund-Raiser in East Hampton Village Morgan McGivern | July 12, 2015 About 250 people protested a $5,000-a-plate fund-raiser for Governor Andrew M. Cuomo at the East Hampton Village house of Daniel Loeb, a billionaire hedge funder, on Saturday evening. Organized by the Hedge Clippers, a New York City organization working […]