New York City

New York City

Tenants fed up with nonprofit landlord ask court to appoint administrator to take over building

A group of tenants living in a building owned by supportive housing provider Food First have filed a petition in housing court to get an administrator appointed to manage the building, which has over 150 outstanding violations.

New York City

Opinion: Is it possible to get the effort to close Rikers Island back on track?

The troubled jail’s closure has been cast adrift in a sea of half truths, bad ideas and polarized debate.

New York City

Expanding the clubhouse model and community based therapy

Fountain House CEO Ken Zimmerman discusses how the New York City nonprofit is helping people with serious mental illness.

New York City

In vision for the city, Speaker Adams lays out plan to hold City Hall accountable

Affordable housing, government accountability, mental health resources, and filling city vacancies took center stage during the speaker’s third State of the City address.

Interviews & Profiles

Aiming to turn a longtime women’s organization into an advocacy force

An Interview with Na’ilah Amaru, Women Creating Change’s new head of policy, advocacy and government relations

Interviews & Profiles

How nonprofits benefit from Donor Advised Funds

With giving on a slow-down going into 2024, Sam Marks of FJC weighs in on how nonprofits can stay creative while attracting long-term investors

New York City

Opinion: Those who live in NYCHA can put an end to its corruption

An argument for the creation of Resident Management Corporations to manage the nation’s largest public housing system.

Nonprofits

HeadCount celebrates 20 years with new leadership

Lucille Wenegieme, the nonprofit’s new executive director, takes on voter registration.

Interviews & Profiles

Amidst the city’s affordable housing crisis, nonprofit developers step up to help

IMPACCT Brooklyn’s Bernell Grier challenges following the end of pandemic-era concessions, and the organization’s support of MWBE business owners.

New York City

Report: Poverty in NYC jumps to 23%

An increase of 7 percentage points from the previous year was noted in the sixth Poverty Tracker Annual Report released by Robin Hood and Columbia University’s Center on Poverty and Social Policy.

Interviews & Profiles

Battling homelessness while looking for solutions

An interview with Catherine Trapani, assistant vice president of public policy at Volunteers of America of Greater New York

Interviews & Profiles

Helping young students understand the urgency of climate change

An interview with Lindsay Rosoff, a seasoned teacher and Fordham University Graduate School of Education student who pivoted her focus to protecting the planet, and who wants to help other educators do the same.

New York City

Editor’s note: It’s housing, stupid

New rental vacancy numbers should spur political leaders to act fast to build more units.

Nonprofits

The New York Community Trust awards more than $7.7 million to 39 nonprofits

Grants went to providers delivering migrant services, cancer care, supporting people with disabilities and the arts sector.