Streets Blog"[The Street Vendor Project] estimates there are some 20,000 street vendors in the city, but the city has a cap of 3,000 citywide mobile food vending permits, another 1,000 for seasonal setups, and 1,000 more for fresh fruit and vegetable carts, meaning many sell illegally or pay document holders in an underground market to rent the papers."
NewsBreak"Craig Hughes a social worker with the Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center said: 'Sheltering people in a tent with hundreds of cots crammed together during a pandemic, just as winter approaches, is a particularly frightening path for the city to take...'"
City Council eyes expanding CityFHEPS housing benefit program to help vulnerable New Yorkers find permanent housing
AM NY"Karim Walker, an organizer with the [Safety Net Project of the] Urban Justice Center who is a recipient of a CityFHEPS voucher, called the program “nothing short of a godsend.” Walker said the program’s biggest issues are the 90-day wait period, the process of moving someone to safe housing, and income discrimination."
Gothamist"Well-resourced schools and more economic opportunities are also effective ways to reduce the jailed population, said Darren Mack, co-director of the advocacy group Freedom Agenda."
Westchester Hispano"Trabajadores independientes y oficiales electos anunciaron este miércoles el inicio de una campaña para lograr el pago de desempleo a los trabajadores excluidos...Una larga lista de organizaciones comunitarias de base – organizaciones incluye la Street Vendor Project."
City LimitsCity Limits Most Read 2022 Housing Story: "NYC’s New Housing Voucher Rules Will Drastically Expand Income Eligibility for Renewals" - “It’s a really, really, really big win,” Sarah Wilson, an organizer with the Urban Justice Center’s Safety Net Project, said of the October rule change."
Delicious Foods"Mohamed Attia, managing director, Street Vendor Project: Our office is located at 40 Rector Street, and we are fortunate to have amazing street food options just a few blocks away at Zuccotti Park. Biryani House and Sam’s Falafel have good and unique flavor, healthy and affordable halal food, and good people!"
City Limits“'It seems like the state is more concerned about the error rate than about hundreds of thousands of people not eating because of the delays,' said Adriana Mendoza, benefits supervisor at the Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center."