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Is New York City helping its homeless or hiding them?

2023-03-13T19:17:32-04:00March 6th, 2023|

Al Jazeera

“Making sense of the world, one story at a time. Host Malika Bilal and journalists from Al Jazeera's international bureaus and beyond share their take on the most important stories. This week, The Take features Peter Malvan, Homeless Advocate in the Urban Justice Center’s Safety Net Project."

Game of Roams: Homeless New Yorkers Say They’re Subject to Sleepless Game Amid City Sweeps

2023-02-13T20:01:55-05:00February 13th, 2023|

Manhattan Express News

"These sweeps are designed not to help people, but to break spirits. Mayor Adams and Commissioner Jenkins must stop these sweeps and offer people permanent homes,” Karim Walker said, an outreach worker and organizer with the Safety Net Project."

New Yorkers to City Council: Mayor Adams’ Directive on Involuntary Removal Is Inhumane and Dangerous

2023-02-13T19:59:07-05:00February 7th, 2023|


“While Mayor Adams has billed this as a mental health directive, it is clear who the intended targets are: the city’s street homeless...these forced hospitalizations are another part of his plans to police our homeless neighbors out of sight without properly addressing their material needs...” testified Karim Walker with the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center.

Mayor Adams Identifies the 78 Shelter to House Migrants

2023-01-23T19:24:51-05:00January 22nd, 2023|


"Craig Hughes a social worker with the Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center said: 'Sheltering people in a tent with hundreds of cots crammed together during a pandemic, just as winter approaches, is a particularly frightening path for the city to take...'"

City Council eyes expanding CityFHEPS housing benefit program to help vulnerable New Yorkers find permanent housing

2023-01-23T19:22:06-05:00January 18th, 2023|


"Karim Walker, an organizer with the [Safety Net Project of the] Urban Justice Center who is a recipient of a CityFHEPS voucher, called the program “nothing short of a godsend.” Walker said the program’s biggest issues are the 90-day wait period, the process of moving someone to safe housing, and income discrimination."

NYC budget cuts could worsen food crisis for hungry families

2023-02-06T17:42:16-05:00January 13th, 2023|


"Adriana Mendoza is a benefits supervisor for the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center, which works with about 2,000 low-income households. She said when the city does not process the food stamp applications on time, the families must scramble to borrow money or sell valuables to feed themselves. "

City Limits’ Most-Read Housing Stories in 2022

2023-01-04T21:27:44-05:00December 28th, 2022|

City Limits

City Limits Most Read 2022 Housing Story: "NYC’s New Housing Voucher Rules Will Drastically Expand Income Eligibility for Renewals" - “It’s a really, really, really big win,” Sarah Wilson, an organizer with the Urban Justice Center’s Safety Net Project, said of the October rule change."