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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."

As NYC’s Food Stamp Crisis Worsens, State Agency Withholds Relief

2023-01-04T21:28:15-05:00December 23rd, 2022|

City Limits

“'It seems like the state is more concerned about the error rate than about hundreds of thousands of people not eating because of the delays,' said Adriana Mendoza, benefits supervisor at the Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center."

As NYC’s Food Stamp Crisis Worsens, State Agency Withholds Relief

2023-01-04T21:28:41-05:00December 23rd, 2022|

City Limits

"'It seems like the state is more concerned about the error rate than about hundreds of thousands of people not eating because of the delays,' said Adriana Mendoza, benefits supervisor at the Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center."

How a Hotel Was Converted into Housing for Formerly Homeless People

2022-12-12T19:53:08-05:00December 11th, 2022|

New York Times

“We’re at the highest number of homeless people in New York City since the dawn of modern homelessness in the late 1970s,” said Craig Hughes, a senior social worker at the [Safety Net Project of the] Urban Justice Center, a nonprofit law firm for the indigent.

NYC Dept. of Homeless Services fails to connect homeless people to proper resources, officials say

2022-12-05T17:55:01-05:00December 2nd, 2022|

Head Topics

“The thousands of sweeps that the city has conducted are horrific and are part and parcel of the city’s war on poor and homeless New Yorkers,” said Karim Walker, an organizer and outreach worker at the Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center."

Mayor Adams’ homeless encampment sweeps result in just 115 people entering NYC shelters

2022-12-05T17:47:48-05:00November 30th, 2022|

Gothamist

“Sweeps are traumatizing and downright violent. The thousands of sweeps that the city has conducted are horrific and are part and parcel of the city’s war on poor and homeless New Yorkers,” said Karim Walker, an organizer and outreach worker at the Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center.

Mayor Adams’ new plan to force treatment upon homeless mentally ill draws criticism and praise

2022-12-05T17:45:33-05:00November 29th, 2022|

Yahoo News

"Craig Hughes, a senior social worker at the nonprofit Safety Net Project [of the UJC], said Adams should focus on getting homeless New Yorkers into supportive housing — where they can access social services in addition to shelter — instead of hospitalizing “people for being poor in public.”

Mayor Adams’ new plan to force treatment upon homeless mentally ill draws criticism and praise

2022-11-30T14:21:41-05:00November 29th, 2022|

NY Daily News

"Craig Hughes, a senior social worker at the nonprofit Safety Net Project [of the Urban Justice Center], said Adams should focus on getting homeless New Yorkers into supportive housing — where they can access social services in addition to shelter — instead of hospitalizing “people for being poor in public.”

NYC Pilots ‘Housing First’ Plan for Handful of Homeless Adults

2022-11-21T19:58:38-05:00November 15th, 2022|

City Limits

"The 80 units “are a positive option for 80 people,” said Kathleen Cash, a homeless and benefits advocate with the organization Safety Net Project. “But there are some 2,600 vacant supportive housing units, more than when this administration began, and there are serious actions the city can take— that it has power over—to fill those units. They’ve simply refused to do so.”

Dispute begins in a court case against NYC over Moving Homeless People from a Hotel to an Emergency Shelter

2022-11-21T19:55:42-05:00November 15th, 2022|

Local Today

"The lawsuit against New York City...was filed by the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center — a group that advocates for stronger safety nets — and alleges about 39 homeless people are new Yorkers lost thousands of dollars worth of personal belongings and wages when de Blasio announced in June 2021."