“I haven’t slept at all, I panic every time it pours hard rain,” one basement tenant in Brooklyn told City Limits after water began to breach her apartment early Friday morning.
While the Department of Social Services says more people were accepted into supportive housing last year than the year prior, a new report shows persistent barriers and rejections, including some that violate the city’s own guidance.
“Estoy devastado por la abrupta y violenta retirada de este programa”, dijo Jonathan McLean, director ejecutivo del Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES por sus siglas en inglés), en una manifestación en la alcaldía.
Timely processing rates plummeted to under 30 percent for cash assistance applications and under 40 percent for SNAP for the fiscal year ending in June, according to the latest Mayor’s Management Report.
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Más de 113.300 migrantes han llegado a la ciudad de Nueva York desde la primavera de 2022, y más de 59.900 solicitantes de asilo se encuentran bajo el cuidado de la ciudad. Así que para hablar sobre lo que está ocurriendo, invitamos a Julia Preston, quien ha escrito sobre inmigración para The New York Times y ahora trabaja para The Marshall Project.
After a more than year-long push from lawyers with the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), the housing authority is publishing all of its regulations in one document, which will be publicly available for the first time—and tenants and stakeholders have until next month to weigh in on the rules.
“I am devastated by the abrupt, violent pulling of this program,” said Jonathan McLean, chief executive officer of the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services, at a City Hall rally Tuesday.
“This is not a story about cricket, its popularity, and whether New Yorkers would support the expansion of it. The issue here is the proper use of public parkland.”
City Limits spoke with several of the immigrants being transferred from the Holiday Inn Manhattan downtown to the new, large congregate shelter on Randall’s Island, a group that included a pregnant woman and asylum seekers on crutches, among others.
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