Mayor de Blasio Announces Drop In Poverty From Harlem To Hollis

The Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity today released its annual New York City Government Poverty Measure report, which shows that both the poverty rate and the near-poverty rate (the percentage living below 150% of New York City’s poverty threshold) have decreased since last year’s report. Continue Reading →

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De Blaso, Harlem’s Mark-Viverito, Rodriguez And Others Provide Legal Council For All Low-Income Tenants

Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed Intro. 214-B into law, and solidified the City’s commitment to providing all low-income tenants facing eviction with legal representation in Housing Court. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio Announce Release Poverty Measure Report In Harlem

The Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity – known until today as the Center for Economic Opportunity – today released its annual New York City Government Poverty Measure report, covering the years 2005-2015. Continue Reading →

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Op-Ed: Make the MetroCard A Gateway To Opportunity, Not A Barrier

By David R. Jones and Carol Kellermann

Affordability is an increasing concern in New York and other growing cities where residents are being squeezed out as housing costs rise faster than incomes. Continue Reading →

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