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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

 

Op-Ed: The Next Mayor Owns NYCHA

Oct 15, 2013

The New York City Housing Authority got more than just a new board of directors last month. The agency got a whole new management structure. Not that the new board will