Join us for a holiday celebration on December 10, 2019. Hope to see you there!
BronxTalk — Our Julia Duranti-Martínez joins Mychal Johnson to talk about the growing movement for Community Land Trusts (CLTs) in NYC on BronxTalk.
The City — When a debt collector called Alba Ramirez, she had no idea who was on the other line or what the person wanted.
Daily News, op-ed by Carlos Menchaca, Betsy Plum, Natalia Aristizabal, and Deyanira Del Rio — As the first batch of New York City’s municipal ID cards nears expiration, Mayor de Blasio is pursuing a dangerous plan that would fundamentally change the program and put New Yorkers at needless and potentially serious risk.
The City — Pushback against adding a banking chip to new IDNYC cards intensified Thursday, with a demand from immigration, civil liberties and consumer groups to scrap the effort and introduction of a City Council bill to block it.
Public Bank NYC announced today that it has received a three-year, $276,000 grant from the Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund. The award supports the coalition’s campaign for a municipal public bank in New York City, and represents the first major grant that Public Bank NYC has received for its members since its launch in summer 2018.
A look inside recent community meetings on public banking in the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn.
NYC Comptroller — Today, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer proposed a comprehensive roadmap to tackle the next frontier in decarceration: a maze of onerous mandatory surcharges and service fees, which represents an all-but-hidden secondary form of punishment for those involved in the justice system, inhibits re-entry for formerly incarcerated individuals, foments recidivism, and burdens families for years beyond a formal prison term.
Seems New Economy Project has struck a nerve. This year, Encore Capital, the country’s largest publicly-traded debt-buying company, blocked us from speaking at its annual shareholder meeting – even though our organization is a full-fledged shareholder in the company.
In this episode of Let’s Be Real, we speak with Dominga Payano, a tenant organizer with Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition. Dominga represented the organization in the statewide Housing Justice for All Campaign. In an interview recorded just weeks before the campaign won a landmark victory—with the Legislature’s enactment of some of the strongest tenant laws in New York history—Dominga reflects on how she got involved in tenant organizing, her vision for housing justice in the Bronx, and what’s to come.