Tiny community groups grow quietly in grassroots New York, even before they brave the paperwork of becoming official nonprofits. Meet the “out-of-pocket sector.”
Computer centers for the poor were the bees’ knees yesterday, today they’re pass
They dance. They write poetry. They bake. They read. They’re homeless. Meet the Lower East Side Girls Club.
Realizing that rent regulations aren’t enough to prevent evictions in the city’s newest hot spots, activists look for fresh strategies.
As the Rent Guidelines Board begins its next round of hearings on rent increases, a group of tenant advocates are pushing to revamp the state rent laws, with the blessing of mayoral hopeful Alan Hevesi.
A hot real estate market and stagnant state budgets add up to evictions for mentally ill people who’ve been enjoying life on their own–and a measure of dignity–in private apartments.
In the last few years, 71-year-old Leonor Rodriguez has seen her Fort Greene neighborhood become prosperous and hip. Too bad she can’t stick around to enjoy it.
How can mentally ill homeless people get the housing and the help they need? Streamline the referral process, say the folks behind a Brooklyn-based pilot program.