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Tim Murphy

New York City

Personality

Building YIMBY support for affordable housing in NYC

A discussion with Annemarie Gray, executive director of the nonprofit Open New York.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Formerly incarcerated and fighting for prison reform

Jose Hamza Saldana, director of Release Aging People in Prison, in a conversation with New York Nonprofit Media, discusses how to effect change in the face of an Albany scared of seeming soft on crime.

News

Christine Quinn on leading Win and helping New York's homeless people

The former New York City Council Speaker discusses her work at the nonprofit and answers whether she'd consider a run for public office again.

Nonprofits

News

Nonprofit mission: 'A furnished apartment makes someone feel human'

How a used couch and other pieces of second-hand furniture have gone a long way for a nonprofit in helping those coming directly out of the prison and the shelter systems

Housing

News

Fighting for acceptance of New York City rental vouchers

How one nonprofit and others advocating for tenants are facing discrimination, bureaucratic delays and government incompetence head on.

Nonprofits

Special Report News

NYS doesn’t pay nonprofits enough to do the jobs they’re contracted for: Report

The inaugural annual survey from New York Council of Nonprofits shows agencies struggling to hire new people, make payments on time.

News

New York nonprofits say they’re suffering the worst staffing shortage in years

Organizations blame the shortfall on post-COVID-19 upheaval, a wage rise in Starbucks-type jobs and not enough public funding to offer higher salaries.

Nonprofits

News

NYC lagging on vendor payments during critical time, housing service providers say

Providers claim that a cumbersome city-mandated rebid process is forcing them to draw from their own funds for things like food, medical and security services and holding them back from expanding to help address the city’s migrant shelter crisis.

Housing

News

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.

Special Report News

With asylum seekers’ arrival in NYC, shelter advocates worry the city will cut legal corners

The mayor’s plan to temporarily house some arrivals outside the city shelter system, with its stringent criteria, has advocates on alert.

News

With inflation soaring, some lawmakers want to hike New York’s minimum wage rates next year

They also want to follow the lead of 16 states who annually index their minimum wage to inflation to keep up with the cost of living.

affordable housing

News

Could NYCHA really fall into private hands?

Officials supporting a new public housing trust to fund billions in repairs say no, but the law says yes.