Metro IAF

Mold, NYCHA, lawsuit, federal consent decree, Metro IAF

Mold Still a Growing Problem for Hundreds of NYCHA Tenants

Sunday, December 14, 2014
The Daily News

Officials at Metro Industrial Area Foundation, a group of churches and nonprofits also involved in the suit, say that since the consent decree was signed, NYCHA has begun to attack the problem. But the crisis is far from over. Of the 84 apartments on the group’s initial fix-it list, NYCHA has done nothing in 57 apartments. And the agency has made nominal repairs in 10 more that were so inadequate the mold came back. Seventeen apartments got effective repairs.

Metro IAF

Gun Safety, Do Not Stand Idly By, safe guns, Neighborhood Safety, NRA

Can God Beat the NRA??

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Daily Beast

 Do Not Stand Idly By (“DNSIB”) is different for two big reasons.

Metro IAF

Gun Safety, Do Not Stand Idly By, NRA, gun manufacturers, Rabbi Joel Mosbacher

'Do Not Stand Idly By' Campaign Reaches North Jersey

Sunday, November 9, 2014
North Jersey Media Group

Battles over gun control in America are not always loud and filled with angry back-and-forth rhetoric. Some of the skirmishes are quiet — and perhaps not skirmishes at all.

Metro IAF

Community Organizing in New York City, New York IAF, Rev. David Brawley, Rev. Getulio Cruz

Metro IAF Weighs In on NYC's Senior Housing Crisis

Sunday, October 26, 2014
NY Daily News

With Albany preoccupied with an election that inspires no one outside of the capitol bubble and with City Hall distracted by an inability to deal with a staffing crisis of its own making, it might seem foolhardy to expect the city and state’s top political leaders to look 20 years ahead. But that’s what the distracted mayor and preoccupied governor must do if a deepening crisis in senior housing and senior services is to be averted.

Metro IAF

Gun Safety, Rabbi Joel Mosbacher, Metro IAF, Do Not Stand Idly By

Metro IAF Leaders Push Issue of Gun Safety in US

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Washington Post

“The idea of a smart-gun maker who has lots of experience making guns is intriguing because he’s not just some fly-by-night guy trying to do this,” said Rabbi Joel Mosbacher, a member of the group [Metro IAF] that met with Mauch. “Law enforcement officials have been quietly saying that if he comes over, they’d be willing to meet with him.”

Metro IAF

Mayor Bill Blasio, Affordable Housing, Stop and Frisk, Gun Violence, NYCHA, Universal Pre-K

Mayor Bill de Blasio Meets with Metro IAF

Monday, March 31, 2014
News 12 Brooklyn

Mayor Bill de Blasio met with hundreds of faith and political leaders from across the tri-state area over the weekend to talk about a number of issues facing New Yorkers. 

Metro IAF

Public Housing, NYCHA, Mold, Plumbing, Paint, Metro IAF, Community Organizing in NYC

The Rescue Plan NY Public Housing Needs

Sunday, February 2, 2014
NY Daily News

Mayor de Blasio is taking his time appointing a new NYCHA chairman. We hope and pray this means the mayor will chose someone with deep housing experience and unquestioned integrity, not another in a long line of third-rate bureaucrats. In addition to hoping and praying, we have been working hard to set the stage for a desperately needed transformation...

Metro IAF

Pre-K Funding, Education, Taxes, Inequality, Governor Cuomo, Michael Gecan

Gecan Quoted in NYT Piece on Pre-K Funding

Thursday, January 23, 2014
New York Times

Andrew M. Cuomo arrived at The New York Times in an expansive mood on Wednesday. Reporters being reporters, they barraged him with the usual, “Hey, you going to let New York’s new mayor tax the wealthy in pursuit of prekindergarten” questions....

Metro IAF

Gun Violence, Neighborhood Safety, Metro IAF, Rabbi Joel Mosbacher

Gun Sanity In Our Lifetime

Sunday, December 22, 2013
NY Daily News

Rabbi Joel Mosbacher starts his Oped with the following: 

"On the one-year anniversary of Newtown, and approaching the fifteenth year after my father was murdered with a handgun in Chicago, I felt something I hadn’t felt for a long time regarding gun violence in America: optimism...."

Metro IAF

NYCHA, Metro IAF, Public Housing, Mold, Maribel Baez, NYC Housing Authority

NYC Housing Authority to Come Under Judicial Oversight for Mold

Monday, December 16, 2013
New York Daily News & New York Times

Over the past year, the Metro Industrial Areas Foundation, a civic group, has threatened to file suit charging the city has for years violated the Americans With Disabilities Act by housing hundreds of tenants with asthma in mold-infested units. The Monday settlement will allow a Manhattan federal judge to monitor NYCHA’s promised improvements over the next three years. Both sides will go to court Tuesday to file the agreement and be assigned a judge....

Metro IAF

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