Mirela Iverac

Reporter, WNYC News

Mirela Iverac is a reporter for WNYC, where she covers poverty and homelessness. She joined the station in 2011.

In 2016, Mirela was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. She previously won a Gracie award for Outstanding Reporter and Best New Journalist in the New York metropolitan area award from the Newswomen’s Club of New York. Her work has also been honored with other awards from the New York Press Club, the Garden State Journalist Association, and the Newswomen's Club of New York.

Prior to joining WNYC, Mirela spent a year at the New York Times’ metro desk as a freelance contributor. She also reported for Time Magazine, the New York Daily News and Forbes, among other publications.

Mirela holds master's degrees in journalism from Columbia University and in international affairs from the University of Cambridge, U.K.

Mirela Iverac appears in the following:

NYCHA to Test More Than 100,000 Apartments for Lead Paint

Monday, April 15, 2019

NYCHA says it will test 135,000 public housing apartments to determine exactly how many have lead paint.

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The City's Ongoing — and Worsening — Homelessness Crisis

Thursday, March 28, 2019

A look at the ongoing homelessness crisis, what the city is doing and why nothing seems to be working.

NYC Is Paying for Thousands of Homeless Families to Move Out of the City

Monday, March 25, 2019

As part of its strategy to tackle homelessness, the de Blasio administration has paid 2,300 New Yorkers to move out of the city.

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NYCHA's Fixes Might Require Even More Money Than de Blasio Thinks

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

A new report suggests that New York City may have to spend even more money than previously thought to fix its public housing.


After Amazon Calls It Quits, Activists Figure Out What's Next

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

At a victory rally, community advocates laid out a message for other companies considering a move to Queens and called for broader solutions to economic development issues.

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Public Housing Residents See Improvements Already From Patton's Visit

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Housing authority staff reportedly spiffed up the first destination where the HUD regional administrator, Lynne Patton, will stay.  

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HUD Administrator Lynne Patton to Get First-Hand Look at Public Housing

Thursday, February 07, 2019

She'll spend a week with each of four families and feed information to the yet-to-be-appointed independent monitor.

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Newark Mayor Objects To New York's Homeless Relocation Program

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Baraka says moving the homeless into substandard apartments in Newark does nothing to break cycle of homelessness.

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New York's Public Housing Faces Federal Takeover Threat

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The de Blasio administration and the federal government need to reach an agreement by the end of Thursday on how to fix the city's crumbling public housing system.

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For Uber & Lyft Drivers, Congestion Costs Money

Friday, January 25, 2019

As a driver for Lyft and Uber 43-year-old Percy Henderson navigates the city's congested streets nearly every day.

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Investigators Find No Orgy, but Plenty of Misconduct at Housing Complex

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Two former Throggs Neck managers allegedly threatened their subordinates, organized drunken parties during work hours, and engaged in sexual relationships with staff members.


Shutdown Causes Confusion Among Landlords and Tenants Relying on Federal Rental Assistance

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The federal shutdown is causing confusion and concern among landlords and tenants who depend on rental assistance.

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New Bill Aims to Prevent Businesses from Going Cashless

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Council Member Ritchie Torres says it's a ploy to keep out people who don't have credit cards or smart phone apps.

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Number of New Yorkers Unable to Afford Enough Food Decreases

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

The number of New Yorkers unable to buy enough food has significantly decreased over the past six years, according to a new report.

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Amazon's Future Neighbor Views Company's Plan Eagerly ... and Cautiously

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

When Amazon opens its new hub in NYC, its neighbor will be the largest housing project in the country whose residents have high expectations that the company might not deliver on.


City's Homeless Plan Isn't Keeping Pace

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Mayor de Blasio announced an ambitious plan more than a year and a half ago to build more, better shelters, and to locate them more evenly throughout the city.

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City Consolidates Homeless Subsidies

Friday, November 02, 2018

This week the city simplified its rental assistance programs to help reduce record homelessness.


Hotel Union Seeks Concessions to Allow On-the-Job Voting

Thursday, October 25, 2018

A new contract gives suburban New York workers four hours of paid leave on Election Day to cast their ballots.


Number of Homeless Students Rises by Nearly 3 Percent in New York City

Monday, October 15, 2018

More than 114,000 students in New York City schools were homeless at some point during the last school year.

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Young Activists Rally for Tighter Gun Laws Ahead of Midterm Elections

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Young anti-gun violence activists marked one year since the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history with a rally in New York City.

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