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How Landlord Tech Is Squeezing Renters Who Can’t Afford Security Deposits

2023-11-06T13:29:10-05:00October 23rd, 2023|


“It's a perverse kind of insurance, almost like a bail bond,” Marika Dias, a housing attorney with the nonprofit Safety Net Project told Motherboard. “Tenants don't really have leverage, aren’t in a position of power to push back on something like this because they need the housing.”

Eric Adams Thinks His Critics Are Fools and Buffoons. Nothing Personal.

2023-10-11T12:35:02-04:00October 3rd, 2023|

NY Times

“Charisma White, a volunteer at Safety Net Activists [part of SNP at the Urban Justice Center]...recently asked Mr. Adams as he was leaving a public appearance why he has vetoed a package of bills that would make it easier for at-risk New Yorkers to receive housing vouchers. “He needs to listen to the people that are living here,” Ms. White said."

Vulnerable New Yorkers Suffer as Some Services Decline Under Mayor Adams

2023-10-02T12:33:36-04:00September 29th, 2023|

New York Times

"Ms. Ramos, who was assisted by the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center, said she was relieved when her food stamps arrived last week, the day after The New York Times asked city officials to comment on her case."

NYC Failing to Process Most Food Stamp, Cash Benefit Applications on Time

2023-09-20T09:31:30-04:00September 18th, 2023|

City Limits

"A recertification delay can lead to a lapse in benefits—a dangerous situation for recipients like Diana Ramos, a leader with the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center. Ramos has Type 2 diabetes and has yet to receive her SNAP for September...“I’m deathly afraid of my sugar bottoming out, and ending up in the hospital,” she told City Limits.

New Yorkers See Uneven Improvement in Food Stamp, Cash Assistance Delays

2023-08-21T12:38:52-04:00August 17th, 2023|

City Limits

"The Safety Net Project is grateful for Judge Rearden’s order, she added, but disappointed in the timeline it sets forth. 'To say that HRA has until March 2024 to figure this out—it’s just not good enough, given the severity and impact on clients.'”

Council Bill Would Require Monthly Reports On Street Homeless Sweeps

2023-08-07T13:59:37-04:00August 3rd, 2023|

City Limits

"Karim Walker, an outreach and organizing specialist with the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center, is particularly interested to see the cost data...'That’s still money that could be going into funding housing vouchers, getting folks into permanent housing,' he said.

Right to Counsel in NYC not only dodged cuts but gained $20M in new budget

2023-07-12T14:51:24-04:00July 10th, 2023|


“I think we see this as a starting point from which we can continue to work together to get the funding level for Right to Counsel,” said Marika Dias, managing director of the Safety Net Project..."