Newsfeed Category: New York City

Arthur Avenue Apartments in the Bronx Opens


Friends, partners and elected gathered on the terrace of the new Arthur Avenue Apartments in the Bronx to celebrate the opening of the new affordable/supportive building, now home to 176 low-income seniors including 54 who had been homeless.

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Sealed Unit Information Session and Guide


On July 28th, the Network hosted a meeting concerning Sealed Units with the Bronx Public Administrator Matilde B. Sanchez, Esq., the Bronx Surrogate’s Court’s Associate Court Attorney Wendy Silva, Esq., and Richmond County’s Surrogate’s Court’s Chief Clerk Ronald Cerrachio. As a follow-up we have crafted a comprehensive Sealed Unit Guide. Additionally, we have created an updated version of our Sealed Unit survey to keep track of the units that are sealed from our members.

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Black Women Equal Pay Day


On August 3rd, the Network joined PowHer New York, a statewide network of over 100 gender and racial justice organizations, for a virtual rally with advocates and elected officials to bring attention to the drastic wage gap nationally and locally for Black women who make $0.63 on the dollar compared to their white male counterparts. 

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CUCS Opens The Hannigan Supportive Housing Residence


On August 4th, the Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS), one of the nation’s largest supportive housing services providers, along with New York State and City celebrated the opening of The Hannigan, their new supportive/affordable housing residence in Harlem.  

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Breaking Ground and the AAPCI Open Edwin’s Place Supportive Housing Residence


On July 27th, Breaking Ground, the African American Planning Council Inc. (AAPCI) and project partners gathered to celebrate the opening of Edwin’s Place, a supportive/affordable residence providing 125 homes to a mix of formerly homeless individuals and families, including veterans and low-income community residents. Breaking Ground and AAPCI co-developed the residence: Breaking Ground will provide onsite property management, and AAPCI onsite social and supportive services contracted through NYC 15/15.

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Community Access Breaks Ground on River Avenue


On a rainy October 29th, elected officials and funding and development partners joined Community Access for the groundbreaking of 1159 River Avenue. The residence will have 245 affordable and supportive units - 148 supportive - for individuals living with mental health concerns, individuals and families with histories of homelessness, and low income families. 

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Network City Budget Analysis


On July 1st, the City Council approved an $88.1 billion budget for FY 2021. This represents a $7.2 billion decrease from the Preliminary Budget proposed by the Mayor in January and a $4.7 billion decrease from the Adopted FY 2020 budget. 

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In this historic moment when #BlackLivesMatter protests in NYC and across the country are highlighting existing racial disparities that COVID-19 is only exacerbating, we cannot place the burden of our $9 billion budget deficit on our Black communities. The city is outrageously proposing 40 percent cuts to the affordable housing capital budget and potentially major cuts to social service budgets. Meanwhile, it has taken public outcry and advocacy for the City to even consider restructuring the NYPD budget. 

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Network Speaks at City Council Press Conference Opposing Affordable Housing Budget Cuts


Network Executive Director Laura Mascuch joined fellow housing advocates to speak at Council Members Brad Lander, Vanessa Gibson and Robert Cornegy’s press conference opposing affordable housing cuts in the capital budget. The event followed the release of Lander and Gibson’s:  
A Capital Mistake for NYC, an analysis on the costs to housing, jobs, and infrastructure of proposed cuts to capital spending. 

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Subcommittee on the Capital Budget Testimony


Network Executive Director Laura Mascuch, along with a number of our member agencies, testified about proposed cuts to HPD’s capital budget at the City Council Subcommittee on Capital Budget and Finance hearing May 21st. 

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