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Mayor Adams’ Budget Fails New Yorkers: VOCAL-NY Warns of Devastating Consequences to Come

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 MAYOR ADAMS’ BUDGET FAILS NEW YORKERS: VOCAL-NY WARNS OF DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES TO COME VOCAL-NY Joins Allies in Calling on Councilmembers to Vote NO on the Budget NEW YORK — Today, in response to a press conference announcing a handshake deal on Mayor Adams’ dangerous budget proposal, which includes a $2 billion […]

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AMSTERDAM NEWS: Mayor Adams vetoes ‘veto-proof’ housing voucher bill package:

“New Yorkers who are experiencing homelessness are not fooled by the mayor’s lackluster endorsement of the 90-day rule reform,” said VOCAL-NY Homelessness Union’s Milton Perez. “Time and time again folks in my community have laid out the problems with CityFHEPS for this mayor and his administration, and they go beyond a 90-day waiting period. The

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Costly Mistake: VOCAL-NY Condemns Mayor Adams Veto of CityFHEPS Bills

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 COSTLY MISTAKE: VOCAL-NY CONDEMNS MAYOR ADAMS VETO OF CITYFHEPS BILLS VOCAL-NY Supports NYC Council Campaign to Override Adams Absurd Veto NEW YORK — Today, in response to Mayor Adams veto of a package of bills that would improve and expand CityFHEPS, New York City’s rental assistance voucher program, VOCAL-NY released

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Adams Falls Short: VOCAL-NY Urges the Mayor to Adopt a Full Reform Package on CityFHEPS, Not Cherry-Pick Piecemeal Solutions

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org, 203 470 9979 ADAMS FALLS SHORT: VOCAL-NY URGES THE MAYOR TO ADOPT A FULL REFORM PACKAGE ON CITYFHEPS, NOT CHERRY-PICK PIECEMEAL SOLUTIONS The Mayor Adopted Just One of the Reforms Passed by the City Council in May, and is Considering Vetoing the Majority of the Reforms Package That Would House Tens of Thousands   NEW

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Dereliction of Duty: VOCAL-NY Slams Legislature for Failing to Deliver on Housing During 2023 Legislative Session

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, Mariah@vocal-ny.org DERELICTION OF DUTY: VOCAL-NY SLAMS LEGISLATURE FOR FAILING TO DELIVER ON HOUSING DURING 2023 LEGISLATIVE SESSION State Leadership’s Lack of Political Courage Will Result in More New Yorkers Evicted, in Shelters, and on the Streets ALBANY, N.Y. — As the session comes to a close, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins

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VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS CITY COUNCIL FOR VOTING TO IMPROVE CITYFHEPS VOUCHER PROGRAM; CALLS ON MAYOR ADAMS TO SIGN IMMEDIATELY

CONTACT: Nick Encalada-Malinowski, nick@vocal-ny.org | Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY APPLAUDS CITY COUNCIL FOR VOTING TO IMPROVE CITYFHEPS VOUCHER PROGRAM; CALLS ON MAYOR ADAMS TO SIGN IMMEDIATELY NEW YORK — Today, the New York City Council passed legislation that would improve CityFHEPs into an efficient rental assistance program that will work towards reducing the shelter population,

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CITY & STATE: OPINION: I’VE BEEN HOMELESS AND INCARCERATED. ERIC ADAMS WANTS TO CUT SERVICES THAT HELP PEOPLE LIKE ME.

I’ve had many times in my life where I’ve struggled. When I gained my freedom after being incarcerated, it wasn’t easy reentering my community. Or when I was a regular substance user and knew I would die if I continued on that path. Even with limited resources, I was able to get the help I

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VOCAL-NY Decries Mayor Adams’ Threats to Repeal Right to Shelter

CONTACT: Mariah McGough, mariah@vocal-ny.org  VOCAL-NY DECRIES MAYOR ADAMS’ PLANS TO REPEAL RIGHT TO SHELTER NEW YORK — In response to news that Mayor Adams asked a judge to repeal NYC’s right to shelter, VOCAL-NY released the following statement, attributable to Adolfo Abreu, VOCAL-NY Housing Campaigns Director: “Mayor Adams has been on a systematic war path

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THE GUARDIAN: ‘IT’S A FAILURE OF THE SYSTEM’: BEFORE JORDAN NEELY WAS KILLED, HE WAS DISCARDED

After ageing out of foster care, Neely became homeless and began spending nights on the streets, in the subway system and New York City’s shelters. New York City is one of the only places in the United States with a “right to shelter”: by law, authorities must provide a clean bed for the city’s homeless

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SPECTRUM NEWS: INSIDE CITY HALL: VOCAL-NY MANAGING DIRECTOR DISCUSSES FATAL SUBWAY CHOKEHOLD

It has been four days since the chokehold death of 30-year-old Jordan Neely on a subway train in Manhattan. The Manhattan district attorney’s office is investigating and weighing potential charges for the man who put Neely in the chokehold. Multiple law enforcement sources confirm that man is 24-year-old former Marine Daniel Penny. Mayor Eric Adams

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