The City“They’re pushed into drop-in centers that are struggling, but are also a dangerous environment for the spread of this virus,” Craig Hughes of the nonprofit Urban Justice Center told THE CITY.
Closing of welfare offices over coronavirus means NYC’s poor will have a hard time getting help, advocates say
“It’s an essential service,” said Kiana Davis. a policy analyst with the Urban Justice Center. “People should be able to access the centers. Having fewer centers means more overcrowding in the centers that are open.”
Gay City NewsVOCAL-NY, Communities United for Police Reform, Neighbors Together, human.nyc, Picture the Homeless, and Safety Net Activists at the Urban Justice Center offered specific recommendations in an open letter to Cuomo and de Blasio: Immediately provide services to folks living on the street
From Shelter to Apartment is a guide design to assist homeless New Yorkers navigating the city’s (DHS) shelter system and finding affordable housing, developed in collaboration with the Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center, the Safety Net Activists, the Center for Urban Pedagogy, and design studio 13 milliseconds.
From Shelter to Apartment is a guide to help homeless shelter residents know their rights and the tools available to help them secure permanent housing. We hope this guide will hold the NYC Department of Homeless Services accountable to the residents they serve, empower those living in the shelter system, and lead to more seamless transitions from shelter to permanent housing.
This research report focuses on individuals’ efforts to acquire and retain public assistance in New York City (NYC) by documenting and examining the process of righting errors, and explaining acts of program noncompliance by public assistance recipients and applicants.