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:
Thursday, June 13, 2019
The program to divert them people who sleep on the subway from the criminal justice system and into shelters.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Ocean Bay Apartments is the city's first and the country's largest single-site conversion to an Obama-era program that relies on private companies to repair and renovate public housing.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
There are fewer homeless people on New York City’s streets, but more in the subway system.
Thursday, May 09, 2019
It takes longer to dispatch police officers to crime scenes in the Bronx than in other parts of the city.
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
A state appellate court has ruled that New York City can no longer arrest children who run away from foster care.
Monday, May 06, 2019
More than 80 percent of foster parents had not undergone the requisite background checks, training or other required steps to be certified.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
The Coalition for the Homeless argues Mayor de Blasio's policies are exacerbating the problem.
Monday, April 15, 2019
NYCHA says it will test 135,000 public housing apartments to determine exactly how many have lead paint.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
A look at the ongoing homelessness crisis, what the city is doing and why nothing seems to be working.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Housing authority staff reportedly spiffed up the first destination where the HUD regional administrator, Lynne Patton, will stay.
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.
Wednesday, February 06, 2019
Baraka says moving the homeless into substandard apartments in Newark does nothing to break cycle of homelessness.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
The federal shutdown is causing confusion and concern among landlords and tenants who depend on rental assistance.
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.