The total amount of judgments obtained against city residents in 2006, approximately $800 million, is the equivalent of building one new stadium for the Mets every year. Against this backdrop, this report is an attempt to understand the manner in
This report draws from official government data sources and builds upon the findings of Hear This!, particularly as related to issues of knowledge about and initial access to HPD services. (For more information on research methodology, see Appendix 3.) Based
Therefore, a working group of representatives from several organizations initiated a series of local gatherings among membership-based organizations explicitly working to address gentrification in their communities and a few resource and ally organizations or individuals (see below for more details).
National, state and local trends related to immigration, education, and post-9/11 policing and enforcement policies have had profound impacts on immigrant youth in New York City schools. As a result, significant numbers of immigrant students are struggling with a profound
Based on the findings from 697 surveys conducted between July 2005 and February 2006 with immigrant and LEP tenants, this report shows that immigrant and LEP New Yorkers are living in unhealthy and unsafe living conditions, and yet overwhelmingly do
New York City’s restaurants are vital to our economy. But there is a growing problem that is threatening to undermine the vitality of the industry: restaurant owners that maintain bad dining and working conditions, thereby putting the public’s health at
The Scattered Site program is catching low-income families in a merciless revolving door. Rather than developing strategies to address the real problems causing homelessness- among them the lack of economic opportunity and affordable housing, the City has spent inordinate amounts
In the summer of 2003, youth organizers from CAAAV’s Chinatown Justice Project created the Tenant Complaint Hotline Survey to document the housing conditions in Chinatown and to evaluate the language services provided by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development
This report highlights that restaurant workers that were experiencing labor violations such as not receiving minimum wage, not being paid for overtime work, or facing discrimination, were more likely to be working in workplaces that violated health and safety regulations.
With high operating costs, and fluctuating take-home-pay, drivers are reporting an inability to meet their daily living expenses. The results of the survey illustrate that drivers are experiencing severe economic hardship.