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NYCHA board sitting on nearly $1B in fed cash

The New York City Housing Authority and its board members have failed to spend nearly $1 billion that it has been hoarding since 2009 to make life more livable for the 400,000 residents of its 334 developments, the Daily News has learned.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nycha-board-sitting-1b-fed-cash-article-1.1126326#ixzz22JcfoXgT

Skid Row: Discussion on BronxNet of Movie Documenting Homelessness

Interfaith Assembly Executive Director Marc Greenberg interviewed on BronxNet along with Pras Michel of the Fugies and Orlando Ward of Volunteers of America on the Movie "Skid Row" as a tool to raise awareness of the homeless crisis.

Marc on NY1 discussing Advantage

This June, Marc Greenberg, the Executive Director of IAHH, was interviewed by NY1 as part of a report on the court case involving the Advantage Program, where he reaffirms the need for the NYC government to rental assistance to families and individuals, many of whom are now or will soon be back in homeless shelters.

Priority NYCHA Referrals for Homeless Families Will Save Millions

In response to a request by New York Coalition for the Homeless, New York City Independent Budget Office studied the budgetary imapact restoring priority referral to public housing for homeless families. IBO reports back that prority referral for homeless families would reduce shelter costs by $29.4-million per year, with the savings to the city's portion of the costs being reduced by $11-million per year.

Read the Independent Budget Offices report.

NY Daily News: Working to 'build a blessed city' here

Interfaith Assembly was highlighted by the New York Daily News this past Sunday, June 3, 2012.

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