Homelessness

Senate Continues to Lead on Fight to Expand #WiFi4Homeless After Bill Passes Senate Committee

CONTACT: Joe Loonam, joseph@vocal-ny.org, (347-409-4650) SENATE CONTINUES TO LEAD ON FIGHT TO EXPAND #WIFI4HOMELESS AFTER BILL PASSES SENATE COMMITTEE ALBANY, N.Y.  — In response to the Senate Social Services Committee moving legislation to get WiFi in all temporary housing facilities around our state, VOCAL-NY released the following statement attributable to Joseph Loonam, Housing Campaigns Manager with VOCAL-NY’s Homelessness […]

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BAD POLICY: VOCAL-NY Calls Out Gov. Hochul’s Lose-Lose Housing Deal

CONTACT:Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  BAD POLICY: VOCAL-NY CALLS OUT GOV. HOCHUL’S LOSE-LOSE HOUSING DEAL NEW YORK — In response to the legislature and Governor Hochul closing in on a housing deal in the New York State Executive budget that excludes the Housing Access Voucher Program, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Joseph Loonam, VOCAL-NY Housing Campaign Coordinator:  “The

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Lawmakers and New Yorkers Experiencing Homelessness Rally for #Wifi4homeless Legislation in Executive Budget

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org LAWMAKERS AND NEW YORKERS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS RALLY FOR #WIFI4HOMELESS LEGISLATION IN EXECUTIVE BUDGET See Videos From Yesterday’s Rally Here ALBANY, N.Y. — Yesterday, lawmakers were joined by New Yorkers currently or formerly experiencing homelessness at a press conference to rally for budget funding for high-speed internet access in all New York shelters. Advocates released the

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VOCAL-NY Responds to One House Budgets; Call on Assembly to Follow Senate’s Lead and Center Marginalized New Yorkers

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO ONE HOUSE BUDGETS; CALL ON ASSEMBLY TO FOLLOW SENATE’S LEAD AND CENTER MARGINALIZED NEW YORKERS NEW YORK — Today, in response to the release of one-house budgets by the New York State Senate and Assembly, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Reginald Thomas Brown, VOCAL-NY Leader and

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VOCAL-NY Condemns Gov. Hochul’s Move to Criminalize Subway Riders Using Taxpayer Dollars

CONTACT:Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY CONDEMNS GOV. HOCHUL’S MOVE TO CRIMINALIZE SUBWAY RIDERS USING TAXPAYER DOLLARS Banning People From the NYC Transit System has Always Been Problematic and Fails to Keep People Safe  Announcement Comes Nearly a Year After Jordan Neely was Murdered on the NYC Subway, Underscoring How Criminalization Efforts and Dangerous Stigmatization Hit Black, Brown, and Low-Income

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VOCAL-NY Applauds Housing Access Voucher Program Bill Passing Out of Senate HOUSING Committee

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS HOUSING ACCESS VOUCHER PROGRAM BILL PASSING OUT OF SENATE HOUSING COMMITTEE Read a Letter from Dozens of Western New York Service Providers Supporting the Housing Access Voucher Program, Covered Exclusively in Politico’s NY Playbook NEW YORK — Today, in response to the New York Senate Housing Committee passing the Housing Access Voucher Program (HAVP),

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VOCAL-NY Denounces Gov. Hochul’s 2024 Legislative Approach Laid Out in the Most Carceral State of the State in Recent Years

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org VOCAL-NY DENOUNCES GOV. HOCHUL’S 2024 LEGISLATIVE APPROACH LAID OUT IN THE MOST CARCERAL STATE OF THE STATE IN RECENT YEARS New York Can Build Safe and Thriving Communities by Solving Ongoing Crises of Homelessness, Overdose, and Criminalization NEW YORK — Today, in response to Governor Hochul’s 2024 State of the State and Briefing Book, VOCAL-NY released the

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VOCAL-NY Applauds NYC Council for Passing Homeless Sweeps Reporting Bill

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS NYC COUNCIL FOR PASSING HOMELESS SWEEPS REPORTING BILL NEW YORK — Today, in response to the New York City Council passing Int. 1153, legislation sponsored by Councilmember Sandy Nurse and Shahana Hanif, will bring transparency and accountability to the City when permanently or temporarily removing homeless people from a

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Looking Ahead to 2024: Solving Ongoing Crises of Homelessness, Overdose and Criminalization by Building Safe and Thriving Communities

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 LOOKING AHEAD TO 2024: SOLVING ONGOING CRISES OF HOMELESSNESS, OVERDOSE AND CRIMINALIZATION BY BUILDING SAFE AND THRIVING COMMUNITIES Mayor Adams and Gov. Hochul Refuse to Invest in New York, New Report Shows it’s Forcing the Working Class to Flee See VOCAL-NY’s 2024 Legislative Platform Online Here NEW YORK

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Lawmakers and Advocates Call for Statewide Rental Assistance for HIV+ New Yorkers on World AIDS Days

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org LAWMAKERS AND ADVOCATES CALL FOR STATEWIDE RENTAL ASSISTANCE FOR HIV+ NEW YORKERS ON WORLD AIDS DAYS Folks Gathered at the Monroe County Clerk’s Office to Call for Funding for Rest of State AIDS Housing ROCHESTER, N.Y — Today, on World AIDS Day, lawmakers joined advocates in calling for statewide rental assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS

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