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Tuesday, September 21, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Balancing Budgets on the Backs of the Poor and Sick

Governor Paterson has vetoed legislation that would have eased rent burdens for poor New Yorkers living with AIDS, many of them formerly-homeless. And the pundits who urged him to do so should shoulder some of the blame.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Event Benefits Project: Back to School

On Friday, September 10, 2010, Capicu Poetry, God's Funky Children, and Xmental University got together at Notice Lounge in Williamsburg Brooklyn to raise money for Project: Back to School.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Help Another Kid

Fifth-grader Olivia Oldham asks fellow students to pitch in and help homeless kids.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
One Thing You Can Do Today To Help A Homeless Child

Mary's recent blog for the Huffington Post about the importance of participating in Project: Back to School

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Project: Back to School Kicks Off This Week

We are looking to collect 3,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for homeless children in need.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
2009 Was Worst in Decade for Homeless Hate Crimes

The National Coalition for the Homeless just released a report detailing the number of violent attacks against the homeless in 2009. The number of resulting fatalities was the highest in a decade.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Advantage Recidivism - The Real Numbers

Over 1,000 families have returned to homelessness after receiving Advantage.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
DHS “Facts” v. Actual Facts

DHS recently published a “myths v. facts” page about Advantage. Curiously enough, their “facts” ignore their own data, indicators, and measurements.

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Friday, July 30, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Difficult PATH to Family Shelter

Jorge Morera, one of the Coalition's Crisis Intervention counselors, discusses the barriers he sees every day with families face in their application to shelter.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Dis-Advantage

The Mayor’s flawed rental subsidy program is leading hundreds of formerly homeless families BACK into homelessness and putting thousands more at risk.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Homeless Single Adult Population Continues to Increase

The number of homeless single adults has continued to rise even with the onset of summer, reaching a 5 year high in June.

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Friday, July 2, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
City Announces Plan to Address Section 8 Crisis and Restore Vouchers to 2600 Families!

2600 Families with revoked Section 8 vouchers will be saved, along with countless more families at risk.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Gap Between the Wealthy and the Poor Gets Bigger

New data show a continued trend of disparity between rich and poor.

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Thursday, June 24, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Tell City Hall:  Keep Your Promise to 2,600 Vulnerable Families!

Please join in our campaign to urge the Bloomberg administration to help the 2,600 needy families whose housing vouchers were revoked by the City six months ago.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Homeless Teen Graduates High School Despite Obstacles in Place by City

Rosa Bracero, a homeless teen who almost didn't graduate because of misguided City policies, is now about to receive her diploma.

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Monday, June 14, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
2,600 More Homeless NYC Families?

Back in December, Mayor Bloomberg broke a promise to provide housing vouchers to 2,600 needy families. Six months later, the Mayor still hasn’t helped these families.

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Monday, June 7, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Victory!  Agreement Reached to End Misguided Shelter “Rent” Rules

In a major victory for homeless New Yorkers, New York State Legislators reached an agreement with the Mayor and Governor to eliminate rules forcing homeless families to pay “rent” for shelter, and instead to create a new savings plan.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
DHS Holds a Public Hearing on New Housing Referral Rule

The proposed new rule would prohibit the city from referring homeless single adults to illegally converted boarding houses, also known as 3/4 houses.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
FACT VS. SPIN:  Who REALLY Lives in Rent-Regulated Housing?

The New York Times has a long history of virulent opposition to rent regulation, and its latest “news” article on the subject was predictably full of distortions.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Mayor Bloomberg opposes living wage bill

The mayor opposes paying people a living wage yet expects them to pull themselves out of poverty. How exactly remains a mystery.

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