Mirela Iverac

Reporter, WNYC News

Mirela Iverac is a reporter for WNYC, where she covers poverty and homelessness.

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:

City Council To Vote On Bill That Would Set Aside Housing for Homeless

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The New York City Council is expected to pass a bill that will require developers to set aside housing for the homeless in city-subsidized buildings.


De Blasio Enlists City Workers to Reduce Homelessness

Thursday, November 14, 2019

18,000 city workers will become part of an expanded effort to reduce street homelessness.

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NYCHA's Turnaround Plan Faces Obstacles

Friday, October 25, 2019

Nearly a year after the de Blasio administration announced a plan to raise billions of dollars needed for capital repairs, one strategy isn’t working out as planned.

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Domestic Violence Driving City's High Homelessness Numbers

Monday, October 21, 2019

The number of families who end up in shelters as a result of domestic violence outpaces evictions.

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Homeless Killing Brings Kendra's Law Back Into Spotlight

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The alleged perpetrator had been placed in a shelter for men with mental illness. But that alone doesn't mean he should have been involuntarily treated.

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When A Misdemeanor Can Land You In An Art Museum

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Individuals arrested for low-level crimes in Brooklyn are getting a chance to avoid court system if they participate in an art course.


Second Police Officer Killed In Line of Duty This Year

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Bronx residents in the area where a New York Police Department officer was shot and killed said they were saddened by the tragedy.


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.


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.


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.


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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