NY TimesRead this New York Times article about the Safety Net Activists' recent report on harmful “transfer” practices imposed on people living in NYC’s Department of Homeless Services (DHS) shelters.
Gothamist"Given the current climate of immigration in this city, we were worried about any additional incursions into vendors’ privacy, especially their locations in a public space.”- Shapiro of SVP. After SVP and other street vendor advocates voiced their concerns about new health grades to the Health Department, the NYCHD instilled protections to ensure that no street vendor's privacy could be compromised in the process.
On one Saturday each month, a group of SVP volunteers get together to walk the streets and do outreach and recruitment. Apart from Saturday outreach, our teams of volunteers, students, interns and others help planning meetings, shooting videos, making phone calls, writing legal briefs, and doing all kinds of other stuff.
NY Daily NewsRachel Gerson, MHP’s director of guardianship & health care advocacy, co-authored this op-ed on the need for New York City to fund a consumer assistance program to help people navigate Medicaid managed care.
ViceRead this Vice article about how SVP amplified the voice of Wahed Whab when the city tried to take away his fruit stand spot, which his family has used for more than 35 years.