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Housing

Immigrant households disproportionately rent-burdened: Report

Nearly 434,000 children in New York City were in households with at least one immigrant parent and experienced rent burden in 2021, according to the Citizens’ Committee for Children analysis.

More than half of Latinx Households are worried about making ends meet

Community Service Society’s latest report spotlights the challenges the Latinx community faces a year after COVID-19

Here is what Hochul’s win means for nonprofits

The governor pledged to address affordable housing, education and reproductive care and has already some of her initiatives in the early stages of implementation.

Here’s what nonprofits are doing to increase BIPOC homeownership

A new collaborative will support homebuyers of color through advocacy, outreach and financial literacy.

New Bronx center focuses on youth mental health crisis

JCCA’s new facility will provide the local community with mental health, behavioral, educational and foster care services.

Elections

Midterms, misinformation and violence

New Yorkers must decipher fact from fiction amidst the spread of online misinformation and news of election-related violence during an already contentious midterm season – and here’s how nonprofits are taking action.

Immigration

New York City opens new emergency center for asylum-seekers in a Midtown hotel

While the tents at Randall’s Island remain far below capacity, the city is opening a new HERRC at the Hotel Wolcott in Manhattan.

Could tech workers do Peace Corps-like stints working for New York City too?

Announcing a new legal fellows program to help address a shortage of city lawyers, Mayor Eric Adams said he wants other industries to loan employees to government work.

Asylum-seekers face legal challenges and backlogs in New York City

A struggling court system and shortage of legal assistance has left some newly arrived migrants floundering in the complicated process of applying for asylum.

Best practices for combating racism in nonprofit workplaces

Here’s how to implement a sustainable, anti-racism policy framework, according to Diana Noriega, chief anti-racism and equity officer at Good Shepherd Services.

Nonprofits

Nonprofits advocate for voting rights through midterms

Legal protections for voters expanded this summer when the landmark John Lewis Voting Rights Act was passed, yet threats continue to creep up in the court system.

affordable housing

Hunter students question fate of affordable campus housing with dorm slated for demolition

Student government representatives are seeking answers about the Brookdale Campus Residence, known as the Brookdale dorms.

Procurement

2022 Government Procurement Conference examines recovery from COVID-19

The City & State event at the Museum of Jewish Heritage gathered public procurement stakeholders, legislators and nonprofit leaders.

Policy

Electeds rally for universal childcare bills package

The legislation, which will make childcare more affordable and accessible, is expected to pass the City Council.

Accessibility

Why have New York's ADA lawsuits increased to No. 1 in the country?

The state has surpassed California in ADA lawsuits with 1,819 filings within the first half of 2022.

Nonprofits

Community health clinics set to lose critical $100M funding stream

A little-known federal initiative, the 340B Drug Pricing Program, supports services that wouldn’t otherwise get reimbursed.

Senior issues

Report: Tech training helps older adults better connect with friends and family

The Connected NYCHA program teaches older adults how to use technology which has experienced great success in helping those in isolation.