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VOCAL-NY’s Homelessness Union Letter to Speaker Corey Johnson, Urging the Council to Vote on Intro146

May 20, 2021

We are the leaders of VOCAL-NY -- we represent the thousands of people who spend every night suffering indignity and danger inside city shelters.

Fact Sheet: Down Payment Toward a Caring & Compassionate New Deal for New York City

April 23, 2021

Following the release of the Caring & Compassionate New Deal for New York City report, VOCAL-NY released a set of proposals for the New York City Council to adopt and...

VOCAL-NY New York City Budget Demands

April 23, 2021

during budget negotiations for the 2021/22 fiscal year.

Decriminalization vs. Legalization: What You Need to Know

April 15, 2021

This campaign cycle, New York City mayoral candidates like Eric Adams and Andrew Yang have raised the topic of drug legalization and decriminalization. And last month, several candidates were asked...

VOCAL-NY 2021-2022 State Legislative Platform

April 15, 2021

VOCAL-NY is dedicated to ending the AIDS epidemic, drug war, mass incarceration and homelessness in New York. We do this by building the power of low-income people directly impacted by...

2021 VOCAL-NY Caring & Compassionate Mayoral Forum – Candidate Questionnaire Responses

March 17, 2021

Click here to read the full responses to our questionnaire.

Caring & Compassionate New Deal for NYC

March 16, 2021

The Caring & Compassionate New Deal for NYC report calls on city government to tackle the intersecting issues of homelessness, overdose, substance use and mental health by making major investments...

Right to a Roof

February 9, 2021

#RightToARoof: Demands for an Integrated Housing Plan to End Homelessness & Promote Racial Equity. The report, released by leading NYC community organizations, outlines how the next admin can ensure the...

Vouchers to Nowhere

September 13, 2020

VOCAL-NY partnered with TakeRoot Justice to conduct a participatory action research project to document the experience of looking for housing with subsidies.

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