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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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Monday, May 24, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
FACT VS. SPIN:  The Myth that Homelessness Is Only a Jobs Problem

The NY Daily News editorial board echoes Bloomberg administration spin that jobs are the sole solution to homelessness – but ignores the overwhelming evidence debunking that myth.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
New Poll Finds Widespread Support for Shelter and Housing for Homeless New Yorkers

A new public opinion survey found strong support for the legal right to shelter for homeless New Yorkers, and for prevention and housing assistance.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Obama administration criticizes New York’s policy of finger imaging food stamp applicants

A top Agriculture Department official urged the state to discontinue its practice of finger imaging applicants for food stamps.

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Monday, May 17, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Jobs vs. Homes

New DHS Commissioner Seth Diamond, an architect of harsh Giuliani-era welfare policies, wants more homeless families to work – but fails to recognize that housing affordability, not joblessness, is at the root of record NYC homelessness.

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Friday, May 14, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Mayor Bloomberg Proposes Sharp Cutbacks to Homeless Services

The Mayor's FY 2011 Executive Budget proposal includes dramatic reductions in funding for street homeless services, homelessness prevention, and shelter and services for vulnerable New Yorkers -- and will lead to more homelessness.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Florida officially categorizes attacks on the homeless as hate crimes

On Tuesday, the Governor of Florida signed into law a bill that would classify attacks against the homeless as hate crimes.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
FACT VS. SPIN:  Bloomberg’s Homeless Housing Record

Contrary to the spin, the fact is that, compared to Mayor Koch's successful "Housing New York" program, Mayor Bloomberg's housing plan has created few apartments for homeless New Yorkers

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Thursday, May 6, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Rent Hikes Looming from Bloomberg’s Board

Last night Mayor Bloomberg's appointees to the Rent Guidelines Board signaled their support for further rent increases affecting half of all rental apartments in New York City -- a recipe for more homelessness.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
City is Held in Contempt of Court for Continuing to Enforce Unconstitutional Law

Two decades ago, laws that prohibited loitering were found unconstitutional, but New York City continued to enforce them. Yesterday, a federal judge found the City in contempt of court.

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Monday, April 26, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Remembering a Homeless Hero

Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax, one of NYC's many homeless day laborers, was killed when he tried to rescue a woman from an attack in Queens.

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Friday, April 23, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Debunking the Myths about Charging Homeless Families Rent for Shelter

Some claim support for the City's misguided plan, but base their reasoning on facts that are not part of the City’s plan

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