Wednesday, October 18, 2017



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* New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that he regrets how his administration has handled the homeless crisis, as shelter census numbers were topping 60,000 before he began rethinking his approach and broadening his outreach,the Daily News writes.

* A rabbi who was one of four men who stole millions of dollars meant for special needs kids at a Queens pre-school center has been jailed for up to three years, Patch writes.

* New York City’s Tenant Support Unit has resolved 4,500 cases, helping more than 14,000 tenants in changing neighborhoods stay in their homes by getting health and safety code violations corrected and connecting tenants to legal services groups, the Mayor’s Office announced.

* When a $100 million effort to revitalize Syracuse's Near Westside began 10 years ago, it seemed like a Syracuse University project, but the group is now figuring out if it can go it alone, writes.

* A religious organization that's been trying to boot tenants from its dormitory-style building for nearly a year is now making the property "unlivable" in an effort to get them out, according to residents and their attorney, DNAinfo reports.

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* New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer threw his support behind a push to close Rikers Island in three years, far faster than the decade de Blasio has proposed, during a debate with Republican challenger Michel Faulkner, the Daily News writes.

* New York state is getting nearly $150 million in federal funding from the Office of Community Planning and Development for affordable housing and economic development, the Associated Press reports.

* A landlord with buildings all throughout New York City flouted housing discrimination laws and made it extra tough for families with small kids to find places in their properties, according to a lawsuit filed by the Fair Housing Justice Center, the Daily News writes.

* Breaking Ground, one of New York’s largest supportive housing developers, has celebrated the opening of Park House, the agency’s first ground-up, all-affordable residence for families with children, New York Real Estate Journal writes.

* After 34 years of protecting an iconic Schoharie County mountain and its hiking trail, the nonprofit Vroman's Nose Preservation Corp. has decided to donate it to the state, the Times Union reports.




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* A demographic wave could soon funnel unprecedented dollars into philanthropy, but few nonprofits are poised to take advantage of the largest wealth transfer in human history, the Stanford Social Innovation Review writes.

* Across the city, people with unlimited MetroCards are giving away swipes as part of a campaign called #SwipeItForward, which was launched in May 2016 by a coalition of police accountability organizations, Yes Magazine writes.




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* George Soros, the billionaire hedge fund manager and Democratic political donor, has given the bulk of his wealth to the Open Society Foundations, the philanthropy he founded to promote democracy and human rights around the world, according to the New York Times.

* As the Trump administration continues to restrict access and services, and abortion clinics close across rural America, urban areas have a crucial role to play in protecting reproductive rights, Fast Company writes.

* Attorneys general for nine states and the District of Columbia demanded that Homeland Security respond to requests for records about the detention and deportation of immigrants in each of the states, Courthouse News Service.



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KICKER: "On homelessness, I think we're talking about a long war and people should be honest about that." - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, via The Daily News


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