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.
New Bill Would Create a Civil Cause of Action to Prove a Debt was Coerced and Cease All Collections Activity Related to It
Urban Resources Institute"98% of all survivors of domestic or gender-based violence report that they have experienced some level of economic abuse…The majority of survivors cite that economic abuse is the primary reason that they stay in or return to an abusive situation...The bill is signed/supported by UJC’s Domestic Violence Project."
Upstream City: Child Welfare Systems Should Be Allies, Not Leaders, in Transformative Change
The Imprint"But the risks of a ballooning “well-being system” are likely higher. Child welfare systems can’t be wholly responsible for families in crisis. ACS has much to figure out about how it can do its core job while reducing trauma, limiting surveillance and respecting parents’ rights." - Nora McCarthy, Co-Founder, Family Policy Project
A Bridge Too Far: City Seeks Authority to Ban Sellers From Spans
StreetsBlog"The Department of Transportation wants to ban street vendors from its bridges after NYPD temporarily ejected sellers from the Brooklyn Bridge promenade in January — raising the alarm for merchants who say they have fewer and fewer places to hawk their wares."
How One Queens Street Vendor Struggled To Find a Permanent Kitchen
NY 1"According to the Street Vendor Project, a group representing a network of more than 2,000 street vendors, a vendor without a permit can be fined up to $1,000 for not having a license or permit."
Rikers Island Detainee Dead After Apparent Jump at Jail Complex
NY Daily News“Darren Mack of Freedom Agenda called Rikers Island a “death camp.”
Street Vendor Harassment Is On the Rise. These Latines Are Fighting Back
Refinery29“An acquaintance let me know there was a really big need for Spanish speakers to connect with street vendors who were impacted by Covid-19,” Steffany Cielo, Program Coordinator at New York City-based organization Street Vendor Project...In 2021, she officially joined the group, which was created through the Urban Justice Center to address recent increased vendor restrictions."