Homelessness

VOCAL-NY Condemns Mayor Adams ‘Involuntary Assistance” Order That Will Harm New Yorkers

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 VOCAL-NY CONDEMNS MAYOR ADAMS ‘INVOLUNTARY ASSISTANCE” ORDER THAT WILL HARM NEW YORKERS NEW YORK — Today, in response to Mayor Adams ordering law enforcement to use “involuntary assistance” to address people who are homeless and experiencing mental health crises, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Jawanza Williams, …

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Lawmakers, Students, and Parents March to Demand the City and State Create Permanent Housing for 104K Students Without Homes

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 LAWMAKERS, STUDENTS, AND PARENTS MARCH TO DEMAND THE CITY AND STATE CREATE PERMANENT HOUSING FOR 104K STUDENTS WITHOUT HOMES See Pictures and Videos From Today’s March Here; New DOE Data Shows 100k+ Students in New York City Lack a Permanent Home NEW YORK — Today, advocates marched in Sunset Park following the release …

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No More Homeless Students: VOCAL-NY Responds to New DOE Numbers Showing Rate of Child Homelessness Grew From 2021

CONTACT Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  Joseph Loonam, joseph@vocal-ny.org  NO MORE HOMELESS STUDENTS: VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO NEW DOE NUMBERS SHOWING RATE OF CHILD HOMELESSNESS GREW FROM 2021 NEW YORK — Today, the New York City Department of Education and Advocates for Children of New York released data showing that one in 10 students in New York lack …

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VOCAL-NY Responds to Death of an Asylum Seeker and Wards Island Resident, Calls Out Overcrowding in NYC Shelters

CONTACT: Joseph Loonam, joseph@vocal-ny.org, 347 409 4650 VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO DEATH OF AN ASYLUM SEEKER AND WARDS ISLAND RESIDENT, CALLS OUT OVERCROWDING IN NYC SHELTERS VOCAL-NY and Allies Called on the Mayor and City Council to House People by Reforming the CityFHEPs Program See Op-Ed From VOCAL-NY Leader Who is Undocumented and Calling for CityFHEPs Reform NEW YORK — Today, there …

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2022-2023 VOCAL-NY NYC BUDGET PLATFORM

VOCAL-NY is dedicated to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic, drug war, mass incarceration and homelessness across New York State. VOCAL-NY’s four different unions are releasing the following demands for the New York City budget for FY 2022-2023.

VOCAL-NY Condemns NYS Legislative Leadership for Failing Marginalized New Yorkers When They Need Them Most

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 VOCAL-NY CONDEMNS NYS LEGISLATIVE LEADERSHIP FOR FAILING MARGINALIZED NEW YORKERS WHEN THEY NEED THEM MOST Speaker Carl Heastie and Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins Failed to Hold Votes on Bills Addressing the Crises of HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Mass Incarceration and Preventable Overdoses ALBANY, N.Y. — As the  New York State legislative session …

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VOCAL-NY Praises Passage of Hotel Conversions Bill; Thanks Robust Coalition of Housing Advocates, Labor, and Non-Profit Developers

CONTACT: Joe Loonam, joseph@vocal-ny.org, 347-409-4650 VOCAL-NY PRAISES PASSAGE OF HOTEL CONVERSIONS BILL; THANKS ROBUST COALITION OF HOUSING ADVOCATES, LABOR, AND NON-PROFIT DEVELOPERS NEW YORK —  In response to the New York Legislature passing a bill to reform and expand the HONDA conversion program, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Tracie Adams, VOCAL-NY Homelessness Union …

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VOCAL-NY Responds to Mayor Adams Budget Proposal

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 VOCAL-NY RESPONDS TO MAYOR ADAMS BUDGET PROPOSAL NEW YORK — In response to Mayor Adams announcement of his administration’s Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2023, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Althea Matthews, a Homelessness Union leader and New York City-based harm reduction street outreach worker who is currently experiencing …

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NEW: VOCAL-NY Releases Roadmap With Immediate Steps for Mayor Adams to Reverse Harm and End Homelessness

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, Mariah@vocal-ny.org NEW: VOCAL-NY RELEASES ROADMAP WITH IMMEDIATE STEPS FOR MAYOR ADAMS TO REVERSE HARM AND END HOMELESSNESS Roadmap Available Online Here The Roadmap Comes Ahead of the Adams Administration’s Anticipated Housing Plan and After Hundreds of Encampment Sweeps Across the City NEW YORK — Today, after a press conference in Fulton St. Station, VOCAL-NY released a roadmap with immediate actions the Adams Administration can …

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