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The Longest, Darkest Night of the Year

Dec 19, 2013

On December 21st, the longest night of the year, communities across America observe Homeless Memorial Day. Last year, 175 communities held an event. But most people have never heard of

 

Commentary: I Lost the SNAP Challenge

Nov 22, 2013

It's old news that food stamps, technically SNAP benefits, were cut on Nov. 1 by $5 billion, including cuts for about 1.9 million New York City residents. If you were

 

Letter to the Editor: De Blasio And Affordable Housing

Nov 06, 2013

Dear Editor, The article “De Blasio Pins Affordable Housing Hopes on Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning” correctly highlights the challenge of requiring affordable housing in any new developments that depend on zoning changes. One

 

Op-Ed: A Road Map to Wipe Out Homelessness

Nov 01, 2013

There's reason for optimism about ending homelessness as we know it in New York City. Sure, the problem has never been worse. There are 57,000 homeless people daily in city homeless