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Nonprofits Can’t Help Homeless People When Cities Pay Them Late

CityLab- City contracting systems should be helping people off the streets—not inadvertently keeping them there.
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Charter Revision Commission Hears Expert Testimony on City Budgeting and Contracting

Gotham Gazette - “We’re an economic engine. The sector nationally is larger than the airline industry yet we do not treat nonprofits the same way we treat airline executives.” -Michelle Jackson, HSC
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There's no 'I' in health: Partnerships key to improving care

Crain's New York - There are distinct limits to what medicine can accomplish without taking into account the circumstances under which people are born, grow, live, work and age—what are sometimes called social determinants of health. These…
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Nonprofit group inducts dozens of women into hall of fame

Times Union - The ceremony "was an opportunity to highlight the important contribution of women in the human services workforce, and call attention to the sector’s dire need of funding and investment from leaders in Albany."
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Lobby Laws Should Empower the Grassroots, Not Big Money

Gotham Gazette - Why does it matter when nonprofits are being treated like lobbyists? It’s because the cost of compliance is too high. Thinly staffed grassroots organizations do not have compliance staff. If they file a…
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Commentary: Human services workers deserve pay raise

Times Union - "While the average New Yorker earns $67,500 annually, the average human services worker in New York earns only $27,800. Many workers in the sector are forced to rely on the same public assistance…
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City still super-slow paying contracts despite de Blasio vow

New York Post - “Non-profit organizations are the backbone of our city, supporting hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers that rely on them for food, shelter, and in some cases, survival,” said Comptroller Scott Stringer, noting that…
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De Blasio administration is still paying late for services: charities

New York Post - “It is simply unacceptable for nearly 91 percent of the human services contracts to be [processed] after their official start dates and for close to 20 percent of our City’s nonprofit human…
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Shutdown Day 28: The Impact on New Yorkers

Spectrum News NY1 - Allison Sesso, HSC sits on a panel to discuss the impact of the federal shutdown on New Yorkers and nonprofits.
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