Here you can read the latest press from all of our Projects, and find out about the tremendous work we’re doing every day.

Each of these stories represents lives changed for the better, and we are so proud of our staff for their dedication to the people they serve.

Thousands of NYC Apartments for Homeless Sit Empty Amid Migrant Crisis

May 28th, 2023|

NY Daily News

"The [Safety Net Project of the] Urban Justice Center previously obtained data showing the city had about 2,600 empty supportive housing units in November 2022, indicating vacancy levels in the system have stayed nearly flat for months."

New Letter Says Slack Puts Abortion Seekers in Danger and Fails to Address Online Harassment

May 24th, 2023|

Common Dreams

Civil rights and abortion groups (including UJC's Sex Workers Project) demand the communications platform offer end-to-end encryption and a blocking/reporting feature to secure messages and address harassment.

Detainee Dies, Marking Second Rikers Death of the Year

May 19th, 2023|

Queens Daily Eagle

"Darren Mack, the co-director of Freedom Agenda, accused the mayor of paying “lip service to investing in mental health” while the “number of people with serious mental illness locked up at Rikers keeps growing under his watch.”