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Thursday, August 4, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
$2,000 for an Apartment or a Pair of Shoes?

While America continues to be plagued by homelessness and poverty, the wealthiest among us are competing for luxury goods.

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Friday, July 29, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Right-Wing Heritage Foundation:  The Poor Are Not Poor Because…They Have Refrigerators!

The right-wing Heritage Foundation has long sought to, well, to disprove the existence of poverty, and they’re latest attempt is as mendacious as ever. Fortunately Stephen Colbert had the right response.

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Friday, July 29, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Advantage Tenants:  August Rent Will Be Paid

In response to court orders, the City has announced that it will continue to pay rent subsidies for current Advantage tenants in August.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Reality Check: Poverty is Pervasive in NYC

This month’s issue of City Limits Magazine explores an issue often overlooked, but what 1 in 5 New Yorkers face everyday.

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Friday, July 15, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Homelessness on the Mind

Homelessness is a pervasive worry among New Yorkers and they are not happy with how the Bloomberg administration is responding.

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Monday, July 11, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Heat Wave 2011: Stay Safe and Cool

Record temperatures this week can be dangerous for your health and safety. Try and stay cool with these tips.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
NY Rent Laws Renewed, But Only With Minimal Improvements

Late last week the New York State Legislature struck a deal to renew rent laws protecting 2.5 million tenants. But the minimal improvements in the law will mean further erosion of affordable, rent-regulated housing in NYC.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Advantage Tenants: What You Need to Know [Updated]

Updates on Court rulings and options for households who have reached the end of their voucher.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
One Million Families At Risk

New York laws protecting one million tenant households from eviction and arbitrary rent hikes expire tomorrow, threatening a new wave of homelessness. Now is the time to urge Governor Cuomo and State Legislators to renew – and strengthen – the rent laws.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
FACT VS. SPIN:  Federal Housing Programs and NYC Homelessness

Bloomberg administration officials keep spreading the falsehood that Federal housing programs are not available to help homeless New Yorkers. The reality is that Federal housing aid, though scarce, IS available – and is proven to reduce homelessness.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Advantage Tenants: Rent will be paid for June and likely for several additional months!

The Appellate Court ordered Advantage rent be paid until the appeal is decided; arguments won't be heard until September.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Bloomberg Administration Officials to NY Times:  Up Is Down, Night Is Day, 2 + 2 = 5, Etc. Etc.

Mayor Bloomberg and City officials make the absurd claim that the so-called “generosity” of the flawed Advantage program was attracting families to municipal shelters – and unbelievably, they are using this long-discredited myth to justify eliminating ALL housing assistance for NYC homeless families.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Students from PS 264 Raise $100 for the Coalition!

Students at PS 264 participated in Penny Harvest and raised $100 to support the Coalition's programs.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
May 12 Rally

Last Thursday, the Coalition joined in a peaceful march on Wall Street that drew over 20,000 service providers, union members, and community activists to protest budget cuts to New York City's most vulnerable.

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Friday, May 6, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
On May 12

Today, Mayor Bloomberg proposed his final budget for New York City and it includes massive cuts to the most vulnerable New Yorkers. On May 12, tens of thousands of New Yorkers will fight back with a march and teach-in on Wall Street. Join us!

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Friday, May 6, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Make a difference this Mother’s Day

As Mother's Day approaches, please consider honoring your mother with a gift to the Coalition.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Advantage Tenants - June Rent Might not be Paid

On May 2, 2011, the Court said it would not order the City to pay June rent for Advantage tenants. We do not know whether the Court will later order the City to pay rent for June and later months.

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Monday, May 2, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
More NYC Families Turned Away from Shelter Than Ever

As the City unveils a sparkling new intake center for homeless families, alarming new data show that last year the Bloomberg administration turned away a record number of families at the shelter door.

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Friday, April 29, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Beyond Belief

In what has become an annual ritual, Bloomberg administration officials trumpeted the flawed results of their flawed street homelessness survey to claim that the number of unsheltered homeless people has declined -- all the time ignoring indisputable City data showing all-time record NYC homelessness.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The ‘One in Three’ Solution

Homelessness in New York city has reached record levels and it's way past time for the City to implement real solutions. Help us collect 500 letters asking the Mayor to immediately begin using 1 in 3 federal housing resources for homeless families.

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