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To affordable housing advocates and many city officials, the $1.6 billion in tax free bonds Washington set aside to build housing in lower Manhattan after September 11 looks like an
Â URBAN ISSUES - POVERTY
Â More than half a billion dollars in federal money is there for the taking by almost a quarter of a million New Yorkers who need it most, but they either
Â Henry Ho made up his mind that he wanted to stay in New York shortly after he arrived here from Taiwan as a graduate student a year and half ago.
Â When severely battered women Sharwline Nicholson, Ekaete Udoh and
Sharlene Tillett went to court on behalf of themselves and their children, they
began a legal
sleeping on the floor of the Emergency Assistance Unit in the Bronx.
Â Since 1999, 235,000 would-be workers have entered the New York City workforce. The city has lost 240,000 jobs since 2000. As a result, at least half a million New Yorkers
Â Over 800,000 New York City residents who are entitled to food stamps are not receiving them, according to a leading community-based advocate for the poor, the Community Food Resource Center.