The Community Development Project at the Urban Justice Center strengthens the impact of grassroots organizations in New York City’s low-income and other excluded communities.
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CDP & Brandworkers Release New Report on Food Manufacturing in NYC
On Tuesday, June 24th, CDP and Brandworkers held a policy briefing and panel discussion to release our newest report, Feeding New York: Challenges and Opportunities for Workers in New York City’s Food Manufacturing Industry. The report was released at the Murphy Institute and speakers included workers from the food manufacturing industry, representatives from the Mayor’s Office, advocates, and academics. Over 70 people attended the release and the report was covered in the NY Daily News. Read the full report here.
New Report on NYC Public Housing After Sandy
CDP is pleased to share our newest report, Weathering the Storm: Rebuilding a More Resilient New York City Housing Authority Post-Sandy.
The report, using data from 600 surveys, interviews and background research, reveals some of the major issues that NYCHA residents have faced since Hurricane Sandy, such as slow and inadequate repairs, malfunctioning boilers, mold and a lack of job opportunities. The report offers practical and effective solutions that the new NYCHA Chair and City leadership can use as a roadmap as they partner with community-based organizations to assess how to spend Sandy-related funds, revise NYCHA’s emergency procedures and consider broader NYCHA reforms.
This report was produced and written in collaboration with community organizations across the City, including Alliance for a Greater New York (ALIGN), Alliance for a Just Rebuilding (AJR), Community Voices Heard (CVH), Faith in New York (FINY), Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE), Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES), New York Communities for Change (NYCC) and Red Hook Initiative (RHI).
New Consumer Debt Clinic Schedule – 2014
CDP offers a free monthly consumer debt clinic, open to all low-income New Yorkers. Come consult with an attorney on issues such as credit reporting; medical, credit card or student loan debt; identity theft and harassment from debt collectors. See the flyers below for clinic schedule and location.