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Families Displaced by Sandy Receive Last Minute Aid

Friday, October 04, 2013

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More than 100 families left homeless by Sandy who've been staying in hotels didn't get kicked out on Friday as expected.

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As A Strike Wears On, Those In Need Feel the Consequences

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A labor strike is entering its second month for one of the nation's largest free legal aid groups. More than 200 employees with Legal Services NYC called the strike after rejecting a contract they say includes benefit reductions and threats to job security.

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City to Stop Paying Rent for Thousands of Formerly Homeless

Friday, February 03, 2012

The Department of Homeless Services announced on its web site Friday that it will not pay February rents for at least 9,000 formerly homeless families and individuals currently receiving rental assistance through the Advantage housing program.

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Groups Tell City Council More Help is Needed for Victims of Sex Trafficking

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Advocates and lawyers for victims of sex trafficking said the NYPD is treating their clients more like criminals than victims, and that needs to change.

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