A massive industrial building — until recently home to a Bed Bath & Beyond — is slated to get an influx of government employees relocating from Manhattan and Downtown Brooklyn.
After five months, tenants and landlords are still unable to use an application that would streamline access to city-funded rental assistance benefits.
A landlord filed 54 Housing Court cases last week demanding months and even years of unpaid rent. Tenants say the city Department of Social Services didn’t come through on its share of the bill.
Advocates are calling on Albany and to ramp up security on benefits cards — while officials say the law ties their hands when it comes to reimbursing the stolen funds.
When asked after the Democratic primary whether he’d keep any of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s commissioners, Eric Adams cited just one possibility: Steve Banks. Banks, the Department of Social Services commissioner for the past eight years, won’t say if he’s had an offer from the mayor-elect — or whether he’d take it. “Right now, my […]
This spring, the City Council celebrated new help for homeless New Yorkers: a generous boost in dollar value for city-issued rent vouchers so stingy many recipients can’t find apartments cheap enough to use the aid. Now, formerly homeless people are looking at the fine print and learning to their dismay that the new, more generous […]
Bronx man’s plight highlights call for city’s poverty relief agency to extend an expiring moratorium on settlement collections from people deemed disqualified for public benefits already received.
Additional reporting by Yoav Gonen Need to know more about coronavirus in New York? Sign up for THE CITY’s daily morning newsletter. On Friday, the city tore down signs at welfare offices informing clients they had to wear face coverings. The move came after two visitors defied the rule and refused to don them. On […]
Additional reporting by With Yoav Gonen Need to know more about coronavirus in New York? Sign up for THE CITY’s daily morning newsletter. To help contain the spread of COVID-19, the city social service agency had plastered bluntly worded signs at the entrances of welfare offices across the five boroughs: “In order to enter this […]
Need to know more about coronavirus in New York? Sign up for THE CITY’s daily morning newsletter. During the six months she’s lived in a Brooklyn shelter, Amy estimates she answered more than 100 listings before finding an apartment on March 5: a $1,450 one-bedroom for her and her two daughters. The landlord accepts the […]