“Cutting corners by slashing social service programs will only force New Yorkers to stay homeless longer, reduce their chances of finding permanent housing, and ultimately cost the city more taxpayer dollars to warehouse people in inhumane shelters.”
Seven workers’ organizations have compiled a database on wage theft during the pandemic totaling $130.5 million owed to workers. The preliminary data from just seven groups dwarfs the nearly $3 million Gov. Kathy Hochul boasted of the state having recovered for workers last year. A preliminary version of this data has been shared with City Limits.
En 2021 el Concejo de la Ciudad aprobó una ley que debía ampliar el número de permisos a vendedores, pero un retraso de más de seis meses del Departamento de Salud e Higiene Mental no ha permitido que se asignen estos permisos prometidos. Poco después del retraso administrativo, un grupo de vendedores ambulantes formó la primera Asociación de Vendedores Ambulantes en la plaza Corona, en Queens, Nueva York.
Thursday night, the same day Mayor Eric Adams unveiled a preliminary budget focused on “fiscal discipline” and two days after Gov. Kathy Hochul laid out her priorities for the year ahead in her State of the State speech, 70,525 people slept in a New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS) shelter.
“Undermining the ability of individual homeowners to rent property based on their needs is an imbalanced infringement upon owners’ rights, discourages home ownership, and represents a slippery slope towards government overreach. Prohibiting short term rentals would severely impact homeowners’ ability to meet financial obligations and continue to live in the city.”
Lo que necesita saber sobre: ¿Cómo familias con hijos indocumentados pueden acceder a cuidado de niños gratuito en NYC?
El programa “Promise NYC”, de $10 millones de dólares, tiene como objetivo atender a 600 niños entre enero y junio de 2023. La ciudad ha contratado a cuatro organizaciones comunitarias que se encargarán de seleccionar a las familias inmigrantes que necesiten ayuda para el cuidado de sus hijos.
For the past few months, City Limits has sought out New Yorkers in unique living arrangements to find out why they live where they live. We homed in on three people, all Bronx residents, with three very different accommodations: an old RV, a two-story houseboat and a room in a spartan warehouse.
Frank Festa and Annie Iezzi |
The city’s trailblazing program guaranteeing legal representation to the city’s poorest tenants facing eviction has been falling short since the state eviction moratorium was lifted last year; many still face housing court alone. State officials told City Limits the program has declined more than 10,000 cases since March 2022.
Jeanmarie Evelly and David Brand |
More than 73,000 NYCHA households are behind on rent, what officials say will force the public housing authority to draw from operating reserves and make other cuts in the year ahead—and could potentially hamper its repair plans. Meanwhile, the state’s already-exhausted Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) to aid New Yorkers in rent arrears is unlikely to reach NYCHA.