Mirela Iverac

Reporter, WNYC News

Mirela Iverac appears in the following:

New York City's Homeless Are Finding Voucher Program Void

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio created a program for the New York to get people out of shelters quickly. But after looking for months, one single mother finds landlords are not willing to accept the voucher.

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De Blasio Vows to Punish Landlords Who Reject Homeless Vouchers

Thursday, December 24, 2015

In the wake of a WNYC report on problems with his rental subsidy program, the mayor is vowing to crack down on landlords who discriminate against the homeless.

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Shakira's Got $1,500 in Rent Vouchers, But Landlords Won't Take Them

Thursday, December 17, 2015

WNYC reporter Mirela Iverac talks about her series which follows working single mother Shakira Crawford as she tries to navigate New York City's anti-homelessness program.

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Part 3: Light a Candle and Keep Looking

Thursday, December 17, 2015

In PART THREE of our special series on homelessness in New York, Shakira Crawford makes more calls and visits the other side of town, but still can't catch a break.

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Part 2: The Search for the Home With Blue Curtains

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Shakira Crawford, a homeless mother of three, spends a fraught summer looking for an apartment, as told in PART TWO of our series The Long Way Home.

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Part 1: Homeless, but Determined to Reclaim Her American Dream

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Shakira Crawford is a working mother without a place to live. In PART ONE of our special series The Long Way Home, she puts the city's new homeless voucher program to the test.

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A Homeless Veteran Finding His Way Home

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Mayor de Blasio has pledged that by the end of this year, none of the city's homeless veterans will be living on the street. Here's the story of one local vet who found a temporary home.


Despite Shootings, Some Residents Say East Harlem Is Safe

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

In East Harlem, where Officer Holder was killed, some residents have complained that the neighborhood is dangerous. But that’s not how everyone feels.

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Car Wash Owners Sue City

Monday, October 19, 2015

The owners want to stop a law from going into effect in December, saying it pressures them to create a unionized workforce.

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More Immigrants Become Citizens Amidst White House Push

Sunday, October 18, 2015

A hundred New Yorkers became U.S citizens on Sunday, at a time when the Obama administration is trying to prod nearly 9 million immigrants to take the same step.


To Prevent Homelessness, City Adds More Money for Anti-Eviction Services

Monday, September 28, 2015

The city is making more funds available for New Yorkers to fight illegal evictions in Housing Court.


Church to Provide Some ‘Haven’ for Homeless Living on the Street

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A new joint initiative between the city and the Archdiocese of New York will provide 150 beds to the homeless who don't want to live in shelter.


De Blasio Visits a Homeless Encampment

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

The mayor made the unannounced visit to a homeless encampment in the Bronx Wednesday, a day after acknowledging the city is seeing an increase in street homelessness.

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Exit of de Blasio’s Deputy Saddens, Alarms Advocates

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Those who serve the poor say the departure of Deputy Mayor Lilliam Barrios-Paoli leaves a huge hole in the administration — in more ways than one.


The Rising Population of New York City's Homeless School Kids

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A study from the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness finds that a growing number of New York City’s school kids are homeless. How are they faring and what is being done?

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The Happiest Man in the Shallow End

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Ramiro Ocasio grew up in Honduras surrounded by water. Now, the 35-year-old New Yorker is taking the plunge for the first time.


Some Immigrant Spouses Get an Opportunity to Work

Monday, May 25, 2015

Starting Tuesday spouses of some highly-skilled immigrants can apply to work legally in the U.S.


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.