Mirela Iverac

Reporter, WNYC News

Mirela Iverac appears in the following:

City Says Homeless Children Will Be The First In Line For Internet-Connected Devices

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

As New York City's public schools prepare to switch to remote learning next week questions remain about how the more than 20,000 children in homeless shelters will participate.


City Issues Guidelines To Homeless Shelters For Coronovirus Care

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Homeless shelters, many of which put individuals in close contact with one another, have received guidelines from the city on how to contain the new coronavirus.


NYCHA Residents Sue Authority, Seeking Monetary Damages

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

They say the authority isn’t properly handling lead and mold issues, and that rodent infestations and elevator outages are common.


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 Lynne Patton 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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