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Friday, July 18, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Congratulations to Patrick, our new Deputy Executive Director for Advocacy!

Patrick Markee, who has long served as Senior Policy Analyst, has taken the position of Deputy Executive Director for Advocacy.

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Monday, July 7, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Fossil Employees Fill the Coalition Food Pantry

Thank you to Fossil employees for collecting more than 450 food items to help give relief to those who need it most.

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Monday, June 23, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Carnival Night for Kids Raises $100,000 for CFH Youth Programs

On June 11th, Victorian Gardens in Central Park was filled with music, laughter and the delighted shrieks of happy children at our annual Carnival Night for Kids.

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Friday, June 20, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
AIG:  Feeding the Hungry, Housing the Homeless

Thank you to AIG for supporting the Coalition as one of our most dedicated corporate sponsors for the second year in a row!

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Shelly Nortz Statement on Call for More Tenants to Be Eligible for DRIE

Shelly Nortz, CFH Deputy Executive Director for Policy, issued the following statement in support of legislation to enable more tenants to qualify for the Disability Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE) program.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Coalition of 130+ Groups Launch Push for 30,000 New Units of Supportive Housing

With NY/NY III Expiring, Groups Urge Governor & Mayor to Negotiate New Agreement That Builds 15,000 Units of New Supportive Housing, Sets Aside 15,000 Others in New Affordable Housing Developments/Existing Rentals

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Thursday, May 8, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
CFH Responds to Mayor’s Executive Budget Plan

Mayor de Blasio promised a new approach to combating the city’s homelessness epidemic and his Executive Budget represents an important first step.

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Monday, May 5, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Coalition for the Homeless Responds to Mayor de Blasio’s Housing Plan

The Mayor's impressive plan to build and preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing will be a critical piece of the response needed to reduce record homelessness.

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Monday, April 28, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Enjoy a Night of Baseball while Supporting the Coalition!

A generous CFH donor is combining his love of baseball with his commitment to help our homeless neighbors!

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Friday, April 25, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
“Real Affordability for All” Campaign Releases Platform

CFH joined dozens of housing advocates at City Hall yesterday for the release of the Real Affordability for All policy platform, urging Mayor de Blasio to create real affordability for the lowest-income New Yorkers.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Women Mean Business Luncheon Raises $239,000 for First Step!

400 guests, including Chirlane McCray, joined CFH to celebrate the First Step Job Training Program

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The State Takes First Step to Create Much Needed Rent Subsidy

On March 29th, Gov. Cuomo removed restrictive budget language that prevented the City from offering rent subsidies to move homeless families out of shelter and into permanent housing.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Coalition for the Homeless Testifies on Urgent Need for State to Allow New Rental Assistance Voucher

CFH testified today before the City Council in support of a resolution that calls on State officials to remove budget restrictions preventing New York City from creating a new rent subsidy program.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
CFH Statement on State Support for New Rent Subsidy Program

There is nothing stopping State officials from removing the restrictive budget rule that prevents a new rental subsidy...

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Thursday, March 20, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
FACT VS. FICTION: The “Zombie Lie” that Housing Subsidies Cause a Surge in Homelessness

There is overwhelming evidence and research to prove that targeting housing subsidies to homeless New Yorkers does NOT lead to a surge in families seeking shelter. Instead, housing subsidies successfully reduce homelessness among children and families.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
State of the Homeless 2014

Crisis Worsened In Bloomberg’s Final Year – Plan Outlined for New Mayor to Drastically Reduce Homelessness – Investments in Affordable Housing Would Yield

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
City Councilmembers and Advocates Urge the City to Provide Better Assistance to Homeless Families

Last week, at the City Council General Welfare Committee’s first hearing of the year, advocates urged the new administration to improve the lives of thousands of homeless families and children in the city by implementing housing-based policies.

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Friday, February 28, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Statement from CFH on Appointment of Steve Banks

CFH President Mary Brosnahan released this statement following the appointment of Steve Banks to HRA Commissioner.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
A Letter from Yesinia: “A war without notice”

A young client writes about her and her family’s experience in the NYC shelter system, and what it has been like working with the Coalition.

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Friday, February 21, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Mayor de Blasio Relocates Homeless Children from Notorious City-Run Shelters

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration have taken swift action to begin relocating more than 400 homeless children from two notorious City-run shelters long neglected by previous administrations.

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