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:

De Blasio Follows Cuomo in Expanding Homeless Outreach in Subways

Thursday, August 22, 2019

On the heels of a new state initiative to decrease homelessness on the subways, the city is expanding its own efforts.

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Homeless Outreach Provider Acquired Multi-Million-Dollar Contract Without Bidding

Monday, July 29, 2019

The same non-profit faulted for ineffective homeless outreach at commuter rail hubs has an even larger contract for the subways.

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State Comptroller: Homeless Outreach Provider Is Failing at Its Job

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says outreach workers spent more time in the office than interacting with the homeless and trying to move them to shelters.

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HUD Administrator Skeptical of HUD's Immigrant Rule

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Lynne Patton says keeping undocumented immigrants out of New York City public housing is 'not my personal priority.'

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Shelter Provider, Defying City Policy, Warns Immigrant Families to Leave Temporarily

Monday, July 15, 2019

Christine Quinn's group advised some residents to leave in case federal authorities showed up with a warrant.

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As Raids Failed to Materialize, Many Immigrants Still Felt Fearful

Sunday, July 14, 2019

New York City braced for immigration raids that didn’t come to pass on Sunday.

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Cuomo Says MTA Needs to Tackle Increasing Homelessness

Friday, July 12, 2019

Governor Cuomo says the MTA should address the problem of increasing homelessness in subways.

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De Blasio Administration Turns Attention to Homeless in Subways

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The program to divert them people who sleep on the subway from the criminal justice system and into shelters.   

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City's Public Housing Heads Down Privatization Road

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.

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Fewer Homeless New Yorkers On Street, But More On Subways, According To Survey

Thursday, May 30, 2019

There are fewer homeless people on New York City’s streets, but more in the subway system.

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NYPD Dispatch Times in the Bronx Are Longer Than the Rest of NYC

Thursday, May 09, 2019

It takes longer to dispatch police officers to crime scenes in the Bronx than in other parts of the city.

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New York City Loses Court Case Over Right To Arrest Foster Youth

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.

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Comptroller Says Child Welfare Agency Performs "Lackluster" Oversight of Foster Care Homes

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.

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Advocacy Group Says Homeless Count Approaches 64,000

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The Coalition for the Homeless argues Mayor de Blasio's policies are exacerbating the problem.

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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.

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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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