Mirela Iverac

Reporter, WNYC News

Mirela Iverac appears in the following:

New Squad Would Expedite Repairs at NYC Homeless Shelters

Monday, May 11, 2015

The city is creating a SWAT team of workers to improve health and safety standards at the city’s 500 homeless shelters.


De Blasio's Budget to Include $100 Million for the Homeless

Thursday, May 07, 2015

When the mayor releases his executive budget on Thursday, it's expected to include funds to reduce the homeless shelter population.

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De Blasio Looks For New Ways To Get People From Welfare to Work

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The de Blasio administration is dismantling a core program at the center of decades of welfare reform.


The City's New 'War' on Homelessness

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The de Blasio administration has spent $11 million on a new operations center to reduce the number of people living in homeless shelters.

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New York City on Track to Reduce Homelessness: Report

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Homelessness has increased since Mayor de Blasio took office, but a new report from the Coalition for the Homeless says the tide is starting to turn.

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Investigation Finds 'Unsafe and Unhealthy' Conditions in City's Homeless Shelters

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A new report from the Department of Investigation cites rats, vermin and other filth in New York City's shelter system.


Two Tracks to Assisted Suicide

Thursday, March 05, 2015

A lawsuit seeks to redefine physician-assisted suicide in New York as supporters predict an uncertain path for legislation.


Outreach to Homeless in Deep Freeze

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

WNYC's Mirela Iverac went on a midnight run with outreach workers looking for homeless people living on the street in the bitter cold.


As Temperatures Dive, City Enacts Another 'Code Blue' for Homeless

Sunday, February 15, 2015

All weekend, the city has used a cold weather emergency procedure to get homeless New Yorkers off the streets and into shelters.

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Protecting Immigrants Against Fraudulent 'Lawyers'

Monday, February 02, 2015

Immigrant New Yorkers in need of legal assistance are getting rights and protections under a new state law.


French Jews Find Refuge — Where Else? — on the Upper West Side

Friday, January 23, 2015

Jews in France felt nervous long before the recent attacks in Paris. Many have already left, not just for Israel but also Manhattan.


City Muni ID Launches

Monday, January 12, 2015

New York officially launched its first municipal identification program Monday.


New York City's Municipal ID Arrives

Monday, January 12, 2015

New York City's card— designed not to stigmatize immigrants — is the largest program of its kind in the country. It will provide access to major cultural institutions across the city.

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City's Muni ID Card Set To Launch

Friday, January 09, 2015

New York City is expected to launch a municipal identification card program — the biggest in the country — on Monday.


Homeless Numbers Up In De Blasio's First Year

Monday, December 29, 2014

The mayor inherited an unprecedented homelessness crisis, and he promised drastic change. But 2014 has mainly been about preventing the existing system from buckling under the strain.

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Tenant Blacklist Can Haunt New York Renters For Years

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Back in 2009, Robert Guzman lived in the Bronx with his wife and young son. He had a good job in advertising and paid his rent on time — until he made a discovery.

"There were rats coming up from the basement — I lived on the first floor," he ...


NYC Preps to Combat Upsurge in Immigration Fraud

Friday, December 12, 2014

Scammers are increasingly targeting immigrant New Yorkers without legal status who will apply for President Obama’s executive action.

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De Blasio Hosts Mayoral Immigration Summit

Monday, December 08, 2014

Democratic Mayors from across the country are coordinating their efforts to ensure rapid implementation of President Obama’s executive action on immigration.


More New Yorkers Turn to Food Pantries

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Fewer New Yorkers are receiving food stamp benefits and are increasingly turning to food pantries and soup kitchens, according to the 2014 annual hunger survey.


Obama's Speech Leaves Immigrants Cheering and Yearning

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Obama defended the legality of his actions and challenged the GOP to focus their actions on approving long-stalled legislation to take its place.

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