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UJC Senior Accountant & Grants Manager

2021-01-07T20:34:23+00:00January 7th, 2021|Vacancy|

This position ensures the integrity of accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and entering transactions. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing two large government grants, general ledger accountability, and financial reporting, as well as other special projects as assigned. The ideal candidate will have at least 4 years accounting experience or advanced degree with equivalent experience.

UJC Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel

2021-01-07T14:04:48+00:00January 7th, 2021|Vacancy|

The Urban Justice Center (UJC) seeks a Chief Operating Officer (COO) who, if qualified, will also serve as General Counsel. The COO will work closely with the Executive Director and will be responsible for providing leadership in developing and executing operational strategy in support of UJC’s mission. The COO will oversee the day to day operations of UJC.

New NYC Eviction Cases Start To Move As State Teases Action

2020-12-23T20:18:21+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Press|

Law 360

But Marika Dias, managing director of the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center, called it "entirely unjust and shameful" that the courts have begun issuing default judgments in these cases. Tenants have run into trouble when they try to answer their petitions by phone, as the courts have instructed them to do, she said.

NY renters face pandemic evictions ahead of Christmas, even with moratorium. What to know.

2020-12-22T19:12:10+00:00December 21st, 2020|Press|

Lo Hud

Both depend on tenants paying thousands of dollars in back rent that they will likely not have and actively taking steps to assert that protection, Marika Dias, managing director of the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center, said.

Ti ammali, perdi il lavoro, non paghi più la casa: il dramma homeless travolge gli Usa

2021-01-11T13:58:16+00:00December 15th, 2020|News, Press|

«Quella federale è comunque una moratoria limitata, perché non si applica automaticamente a tutti gli inquilini, occorre rispettare determinati criteri per beneficiarne», ci spiega Marika Dias, avvocato di Urban Justice Center, una rete di “cliniche” legali impegnate anche nelle battaglie contro gli sfratti di massa.

NYC Marshals Carry Out First Evictions Since Pandemic Onset

2020-11-30T14:27:09+00:00November 25th, 2020|News, Press|

Law 360

"Without a comprehensive eviction moratorium, tenants are now being put out onto the streets, in the middle of a pandemic and heading into the winter," said Marika Dias, attorney and director of the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center in New York City. "This is simply cruel."

First Tenant Evicted in NYC since the Pandemic Started. Here’s What It Means

2020-11-30T15:42:28+00:00November 24th, 2020|News, Press|

The City

Marika Dias, a tenant attorney and director of the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center, said: “We really have reached a moment where it’s clear that the lack of political action does not just have hypothetical consequences, but it has the very real consequences that people are being put out of their homes in the middle of a pandemic.

NYers Are Getting Evicted During the Pandemic. Lawmakers Must Act Now.

2020-11-30T14:14:18+00:00November 24th, 2020|News, Press|

City Limits

There are now more than 200,000 families across New York State in eviction court. Since Cuomo opened the door to new eviction cases in June, over 33,000 cases have been filed. With a million-plus New York tenants behind on their rent, this number will continue to rise.‘ - Marika Dias

MARCH TO THE MAYOR’S HOUSE because Rikers is still a human rights crisis

2020-12-18T10:40:19+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Event, Event Redirect|

Both inside and outside of New York City's jails, Covid-19 is disproportionately harming low-income Black and brown communities. While the City braces for a second wave of the virus, the number of people in City jails has been steadily climbing. People in the jails, their loved ones, and advocates have sounded the alarm, but received no response from the Mayor. In recognition of Human Rights Week, join us to honor the people who have died on Rikers and who are suffering there now, and demand that the City address the worsening human rights crisis in City jails – by calling on judges to release people, investing in housing for people coming home and in meeting our communities’ needs, ending solitary confinement, holding DOC accountable, and passing the Renewable Rikers plan. March ends at Gracie Mansion (starting less than 1 mile away – starting point will be announced soon). If you’d like to get involved in planning calls for this action, please email bholmes@urbanjustice.org