Sources familiar with the plan say the city is looking to open 950 shelter beds at sites run by dozens of religious organizations in the coming months.
City Libraries, Key Resource for Unhoused New Yorkers, Still Face Budget Cuts
Ryan Pullido and Jeanmarie Evelly |
Public libraries have long been a refuge for New Yorkers experiencing homelessness, and have emerged as an important resources for asylum seekers in recent months. While Mayor Adams exempted the three library systems from his latest round of belt-tightening measures, they still face a collective $36 million in cuts under his executive budget proposal.
PÓDCAST: ¿Cuáles son los cambios que se vienen con la nueva ley de inmigración en Florida?
Daniel Parra |
El pasado 10 de mayo, el gobernador de Florida Ron DeSantis firmó la ley 1718, centrada en inmigracino en el estado y que pide ahora chequear los requisitos de empleo, que los los hospitales pregunten por estatus migratorio en hospitales que aceptan Medicaid y destinar $12 millones de dólares para “programa de transporte de extranjeros”.
New Baby Bonds Bill Seeks to Help Kids Who Lost Parents to COVID
Anjali Tsui for THE CITY |
In April 2022, THE CITY’s MISSING THEM project—along with Columbia Journalism Investigations, Type Investigations and City Limits—published a story that revealed that more than 8,600 New York City children have lost a parent or caregiver to COVID, a population that would entirely fill 15 average-size city schools.
Mourners React to Manslaughter Charge in Jordan Neely’s Death
Emma Whitford |
Reactions to the news were subdued in City Hall Park Thursday, where the organization VOCAL-NY had gathered to mourn not only Neely, who had been unhoused, but the at least 815 other unhoused New Yorkers who, according to city data, died in the year ending last July.
Mayor Suspends Some ‘Right to Shelter’ Rules in Scramble to House Asylum Seekers
Daniel Parra, Jeanmarie Evelly and Emma Whitford |
The mayor defended the move, saying the city had little choice as it struggles to keep up with a ballooning shelter population. But advocates say the change undermines the city’s social safety net and protections to ensure homeless families with children have access to safe conditions.
In Wake of Subway Killing, City Officials Grilled On Touchpoints With Unhoused New Yorkers
Emma Whitford |
At a Council hearing, officials said the city has recorded 318,000 “engagements” since February 2022 between street homeless residents and police or outreach workers, including instances where the same individual was contacted multiple times. Of those, 4,600 people have agreed to go into shelter; about 1,300 people remain in those placements.
Opinion: New York Utilities Must Align With State’s Climate Goals
Karines Reyes and Sonal Jessel |
“New York State laid out the strategy for equitably addressing the climate crisis. Now we must pass the NY HEAT Act to ensure we can deliver on that promise and make New York a leader in addressing ‘the single biggest health threat facing humanity.'”
PÓDCAST: ¿Qué cambiará luego del fin del Título 42?
Daniel Parra |
La medida que permitía al gobierno de los Estados Unidos rechazar y expulsar a los solicitantes de asilo, también conocida como el Título 42, llega su fin el 11 de mayo. Andrew Selee, presidente del Migration Policy Institute (MPI por sus siglas en inglés), explica qué cambia y qué se sabe de los cambios.
NYCHA Names Board to New Preservation Trust, Pitched as Key Tool to Fund Repairs
Tatyana Turner |
The board so far includes three city housing officials, two tenants association presidents and the head of a nonprofit. NYCHA aims to initially transfer up to 25,000 units to the Trust, what supporters say will unlock federal housing subsidies to fund billions in renovations.
CITY VIEWS: OPINIONS and ANALYSIS
Opinion: Targeting SNAP With Work Requirements Misses the Point
Brad Martin |
“The focus on cutting life-saving programs like SNAP as a method to reduce the government debt is disingenuous, at best, and self-serving and cynical at worst. Taxing the rich would be a far more effective way to address the debt.”