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Amid Homelessness Crisis, Major Advocacy & Labor Groups Release Report Demanding Action from New York State

Homelessness is at a record high in New York City, and advocates and labor unions have grown increasingly frustrated with Governor Cuomo’s inaction to address the crisis. In a new report, New York Needs a 21st Century Homeless Plan, leading homeless advocates Community Service Society and VOCAL-NY, along with the city’s largest public sector union […]

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Announcing new leadership at VOCAL-NY!

A message from outgoing Executive Director Jennifer Flynn: We have exciting news: Last week, our Board of Directors named Alyssa Aguilera and Jeremy Saunders the new Co-Executive Directors of VOCAL-NY! Jeremy has been the Lead Organizer at VOCAL-NY for eight years, where he oversees our community organizing, leadership development, and campaign work.  He has worked as a […]

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Press Release: Affordable Housing and Homelessness Advocates Applaud Mayor  de Blasio’s Announcement of 15,000 Supportive Housing Units

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | November 18, 2015 CONTACT: Jennifer Flynn, 917-517-5202, jennifer@vocal-ny.org Affordable Housing and Homelessness Advocates Applaud Mayor de Blasio’s Announcement of 15,000 Supportive Housing Units, Call on Gov. Cuomo to Immediately Match Commitment New York, NY – Advocates are describing action announced by the de Blasio administration as a major positive step toward […]

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President Obama to Congress: ‘ban the box’ President Barack Obama wants federal employers to delay asking about a job candidates criminal history at least until later in the hiring process. Sharon Crowley | November 2, 2015 President Barack Obama wants federal employers to delay asking about a job candidates criminal history at least until later […]

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