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:
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
A rental assistance program has so far issued $100 million to help people who fell back on rent during the pandemic. But tenants and housing advocates say it's not working.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
The city has resumed returning homeless New Yorkers back to congregate shelters this week.
Monday, July 26, 2021
Governor Cuomo says the state is going to make a $2.7 billion rent relief program easier to access.
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Small amounts or marijuana found on passengers in New York's airports are no longer being seized.
Monday, July 12, 2021
A month into the program, advocates say the New Yorkers who need emergency aid the most might be left out due to problems with the application.
Thursday, July 08, 2021
The city’s decision to move homeless New Yorkers from hotels back into congregate shelters is being challenged in federal court.
Wednesday, July 07, 2021
So far, about 7,000—or 40%—of single adults living in city shelters have been fully vaccinated.
Thursday, June 24, 2021
In-person family visits at city jails are resuming on Friday for the first time in 15 months.
Monday, June 21, 2021
The city is beginning to move homeless people from shelters back into hotels this week.
Wednesday, June 09, 2021
Last week, New Yorkers who couldn’t pay rent because of the COVID-19 pandemic became eligible for emergency rental assistance program. Tens of thousands have applied so far.
Tuesday, June 08, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination rates among staff at New York jails and prisons are lagging behind other congregate settings and the general public.
Thursday, June 03, 2021
After a months-long battle, a court has ruled that the city can move homeless men out of a hotel on the Upper West Side.
Friday, May 28, 2021
Starting Tuesday, financially strapped New Yorkers who fell behind in rent because of the pandemic can apply for financial relief.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
The New York City Council is poised to pass a bill this week that will increase the value of housing vouchers for homeless families.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
The city is taking steps toward returning homeless New Yorkers back into shelters, after placing many of them in hotels during the pandemic.
Monday, May 17, 2021
As COVID-19 restrictions lift, New York City restaurants and bars are hiring more employees — and facing challenges.
Wednesday, May 05, 2021
A report from the City Comptroller's office says minority and women-owned businesses in the five boroughs are struggling to stay afloat amid the pandemic.
Thursday, April 29, 2021
After suffering staggering losses during the pandemic, some restaurant and bar owners say they are seeing more customers and hiring back employees.
Monday, April 12, 2021
Staff at New York jails and prisons are taking the COVID-19 vaccines at a lower rate than similar front-line workers, raising concerns among health experts.
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
A former Trump appointee admitted to violating federal law by producing a Republican National Convention video boasting that conditions at NYCHA had improved.