Breaking Ground Celebrates Groundbreaking of its First Passive House Supportive Residence in the South Bronx

152 New Units for Formerly Homeless and Low-Income Seniors, Including Current NYCHA Residents Betances Will Be 27th Building Operated by Breaking Ground    BRONX, NEW YORK – Breaking Ground, New York’s largest supportive housing developer, today broke ground on Betances Residence, its latest development in the South Bronx. Breaking Ground’s new building will bring 152…

TESTIMONY OF BRONX BOROUGH PRESIDENT RUBEN DIAZ JR. BEFORE THE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL RE: BOROUGH BASED JAILS SYSTEM

As delivered by Deputy Bronx Borough President Marricka Scott-McFadden Good afternoon, and thank you for having me here today. My name is Deputy Bronx Borough President Marricka Scott-McFadden, and I am here on behalf of Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. to discuss the de Blasio administration’s wrongheaded proposal to build a new jail in…

BOROUGH PRESIDENT DIAZ TO HOST ‘OPIOID OVERDOSE CRISIS PUBLIC EDUCATION & RESPONDER TRAINING’ SESSION

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will be hosting an “Opioid Crisis Public Education & Responder Training” event, aimed at informing residents on how to save lives affected by this ongoing crisis. The event, taking place at the NYC Health + Hospital/Lincoln auditorium at 234 East 149th Street, The Bronx, is co-sponsored…

HEALTH DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES BACK TO SCHOOL AD CAMPAIGN TO REMIND NEW YORKERS TO GET VACCINATED

Beginning this school year, all children attending school or child care in New York City must be fully immunized unless they have a valid medical exemption Children should be up-to-date on vaccines before the first day of school or child care  During National Immunization Awareness Month, the Health Department reminds New Yorkers that vaccines prevent…

New York Leaders Come Out In Support Of AG James Lawsuit Against Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule

Federal, State, City, and Community Leaders Across New York Join Fight for New York’s Immigrant Families NEW YORK – After New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit this morning against the Trump Administration’s Public Charge Rule — which aims to deny green cards and visas to immigrants that use or have used government assistance…

New Report ‘The Tale of Two Housing Markets’ Shows How Mayor de Blasio’s Housing Plan is Exacerbating Housing Crisis and Failing to Address Mass Homelessness in NYC

Homeless New Yorkers & Advocates Rally at City Hall for More Housing for the Homeless House Our Future NY Campaign Demands Construction of 24,000 New Apartments and Preservation of 6,000 More for Homeless New Yorkers NEW YORK, NY – The Coalition for the Homeless released a new report today, while rallying at City Hall with homeless…