Mayor Adams Appoints Ronald Porcelli As Director Of NYC Unity Project

2024-06-17T15:07:08-04:00June 17th, 2024|News|

Harlem World

“On behalf of the Free to Be Youth Project, we are pleased to congratulate Ronald on this appointment,” said Amy Leipziger, project director, Free to Be Youth Project. “Ronald has dedicated their career to uplifting the needs, and voices, of the diverse LGBTQ+ community in New York City."

NYC Street Homelessness Rises Slightly from 2023 as Shelter Population Remains High

2024-06-13T14:56:09-04:00June 13th, 2024|News|

Gothamist

"Kathleen Cash, a homeless and benefits advocate at the Safety Net Project, which focuses on low-income New Yorkers' needs, said any increase in the number of unsheltered homeless people is troubling. “This is actually the highest the count has been since it started in 2005."

NYC’s Unsheltered Homeless Population Reaches Highest Number in More Than a Decade

2024-06-13T14:52:10-04:00June 13th, 2024|News|

The City

"Natalie Druce, a staff attorney at the housing advocacy group Safety Net Project, said she thought the HOPE count figures showed certain Adams administration policies – like persistent encampment sweeps or hospitalizing homeless people against their will – weren’t working."

Opinion: Borough Jails Must Move Forward, With Guidance From Impacted People

2024-06-12T15:27:45-04:00June 12th, 2024|News|

City Limits

"When the state takes away a person’s liberty, it bears a serious obligation to provide them proper care, and the built environment is a big part of that." - Ashley Abadia-Santiago Conrad, Senior Community Organizer

Adriana Mendoza Named to Food Policy’s “40 Under 40” Rising Food Policy Stars

2024-06-17T10:29:25-04:00June 12th, 2024|News|

Food Policy

"Despite working many jobs to supplement my father’s income, my mother always found time to join grassroots organizations to advocate for labor and immigrant rights, and housing and food justice. She was my inspiration in doing the work that I do today."

NYC Announces $7 Billion Design and Construction Contracts for Two Borough-based Jails

2024-05-29T13:38:17-04:00May 21st, 2024|News|

Archinect

Jennifer Parish of the Urban Justice Center told the Daily News: "Delaying completion of the Queens and Bronx jails is shameful and unlawful. Mayor Adams is failing in his responsibility to advance the plan to close Rikers."