City’s Construction Workers Navigate New Risks Posed by Wildfire Smog

“There are employers who are going to take away outside work when there’s risk, and they’re going to provide you with the appropriate mask,” said Hildalyn Colon Hernández of the New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE), a nonprofit that trains immigrants for jobs in construction. “But there’s also employers that are going to disregard all of these notices and keep people working outside.”

Advocates Blast New Work Requirement Tucked Into Mayor’s Housing Voucher Rule

Unmentioned at Friday’s press conference and ceremonial signing is a new work requirement to qualify for a voucher—10 hours per week for adult-only households. Previously, adult households only had to demonstrate they had worked any number of hours per week for the last 30 days in order to qualify for a City Family Homelessness and Eviction Prevention Supplement, or CityFHEPS, voucher.