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Documents Reveal Gaps In City Welfare Data
Fact Checking The State Of The City
Diagnosing A Defeat: Why The Sick Leave Bill Failed
Five Boroughs. One City. No Plan.
Medical Mystery: Why A Booming Health Sector Pays Low Wages
Years Pass, But Question Remains: Is NYC Denying Welfare?
From 'Fun City' To Crisis State: John Lindsay and Hugh Carey
How Much Stimulus Money Went To Low Income Areas?
Overhauling New York City Juvenile Justice
Child Welfare Changes Stir Hopes, Fears
Audio: Teens Tense Over Summer Jobs
Child Welfare Agency Calls Time-Out On Foster Funding
Taking Attendance In Bloomberg Bid To Cut Truancy
Why Wait For The State? City Racing To Budget Deal
No Entry: Why Is Teen Unemployment So High?
In This Fight, Public Advocate Is The Underdog
Reducing Black Joblessness, One Client At A Time
Mother's Day For Inmate 09G0379: The Waiting
How to Survive in New York On $0 A Day
Bloomberg Cash Rewards Program Gets Mixed Reviews
Since 1996, each state has had control of the welfare system. The states offer basic assistance with health care, food stamps, childcare, and unemployment. Eligibility for welfare is dependent on income, size of family, and “crisis situations”. Each case has a caseworker to assess a family’s eligibility. In New York City, there are over 2,000 outlets for welfare resources. Still, with a lack of funding and a growing number of those in need, food pantries and other services struggle each day to keep their doors open.
The panel was charged with answering the question, "Welfare Reform at 15: Is It Working?"Their answer depended almost entirely on how each member defined "working."
A report by Franklin Romeo and Jennifer Ching of (Queens Legal Services and Legal Services NYC) explores foreclosure risks in neighborhoods hit hard by Sandy and finds that some of the steps taken by banks in the wake of the storm "[create] a situation where a homeowner is likely to fall into a mortgage delinquency."
In 2010, tens of thousands of votes in New York did not count due to overvotes — the invalid selection of more than one candidate. This report demonstrates how the lack of adequate overvote protections disproportionately affected the state's poorest communities, suggests commonsense reforms, and examines national implications.