Mirela Iverac

Reporter, WNYC News

Mirela Iverac appears in the following:

More Than 110,000 Children Were Homeless Last Year, Report Says

Thursday, December 03, 2020

More than 110,000 New York City students were homeless during at least one point during the last school year, according to a new report.


Judge Lets City Move Homeless People Out Of UWS Hotel

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

A judge has decided that the city can move ahead with its plan to relocate homeless men who've been staying at the Lucerne hotel on the Upper West Side.


Legal Aid Sues City Over Lack Of Internet Access For Homeless Students

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The Legal Aid Society has filed a federal lawsuit against the city over lack of internet access in homeless shelters.


School Closures Present A Particular Challenge For Homeless Families

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Mayor de Blasio's decision to halt all in-person learning at New York City's public schools is particularly challenging for homeless families living in shelters.


Increasing Number Of Families With Children At Risk Of Homelessness, Report Says

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

One-third of families with children in the New York metro area haven’t paid their rent in recent months, according to a new report.


Six Months After Subway Shutdown, Hundreds Of Homeless New Yorkers Have Moved To Shelters

Thursday, November 05, 2020

Six hundred homeless New Yorkers have moved out of the subway system and into shelters since the shutdown started in May. 


City Says It Will Install WiFi In Homeless Shelters By Next Summer

Thursday, October 29, 2020

While Mayor de Blasio has committed to installing WiFi in homeless shelters to help children with remote learning, it turns out it will take much longer than expected.


Legal Aid Sues City, Alleging Inadequate Protection Of Homeless Single Adults

Friday, October 23, 2020

The Legal Aid Society is suing the city, alleging it hasn’t properly protected homeless single New Yorkers from COVID-19.


Judge Blocks City’s Attempt to Move Homeless Men From UWS Hotel

Monday, October 19, 2020

A state judge has blocked Mayor de Blasio from moving more than 200 homeless men out of a hotel on the Upper West Side until at least mid-November.


Another Group Raises Concerns About Relocation Of Homeless To Hotels

Friday, October 16, 2020

A new group is raising concerns about relocation of homeless New Yorkers into hotels in their area.


Downtown Group Sues City To Prevent Homeless Relocation

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

A newly-formed group in Lower Manhattan is suing the city in an attempt to prevent the relocation of homeless men to the area.


City To Continue Housing Homeless Adults In Hotels

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

New York City is preparing to house homeless New Yorkers in hotels for at least another six months.

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After Upper West Siders Succeed In Moving Out Homeless Hotel, Can Other Neighborhoods Be Far Behind?

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Advocates and elected officials expect Mayor de Blasio’s decision to move homeless men out of an Upper West Side hotel will foment more opposition to shelters across the city.


NYCHA Looks To Let In More People With Criminal Convictions

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

The New York City Housing Authority, the largest landlord in the city, is considering making changes in the way it treats people with criminal records.


Child Advocates Urge Mayor To Address Obstacles Facing Homeless Students

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Thirty organizations have sent a letter to Mayor de Blasio urging him to address what they say are urgent unresolved issues that homeless children face as the new school year begins.


As New Academic Year Begins, Homeless Students Face Many Challenges

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Deciding whether to send your kids back to school in the middle of a pandemic is difficult for everyone, but it’s especially complicated for homeless families.


Shelter Residents Criticize Mayor De Blasio's Decision To Move Them Out Of Upper West Side

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Several hundred homeless men will be moved out of an Upper West Side hotel after residents complained their presence worsened living conditions.

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City Will Move Homeless Men Out of Upper West Side Hotel

Tuesday, September 08, 2020

The city will move homeless New Yorkers out of an Upper West Side hotel after continued community pressure.


NYCHA Leaders Stump For Trump, But They Don't All Support Him

Friday, August 28, 2020

The Republican National Convention included a short video of public housing residents and leaders.


Use Of Hotels To House Homeless New Yorkers In Question After Community Opposition

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Thousands of homeless New Yorkers have been moved from shelters and into hotels. But now, facing pressure from some neighborhoods, Mayor de Blasio says the homeless will be moved back.