Homelessness & Affordable Housing NYC

Picture the Homeless

Picture the Homeless It seems as if the entire world turns a blind eye when someone mentions poverty or homelessness. We know the issue exists but not much is done to combat it. Fortunately, Picture the Homelessness was created to ignite… Continue Reading →

Voices of the Homeless

I walked around, asking the homeless how they felt and their responses were heartbreaking. “It’s terrible out here, humanity diminishes as time goes by. We’re invisible to the public.” –Jessica  “I’m human and I’d like to be treated like one…. Continue Reading →

Homelessness & Affordable Housing

The amount of homeless people in New York City has reached the highest level since the Great Depression. Some of the main reasons that people become homeless is because of the lack of affordable housing, mental illness, gentrification, substance abuse,… Continue Reading →

Gentrification and Affordable Housing

Gentrification is when wealthier, usually white, people arrive in an existing urban neighborhood and cause changes in the community. These changes are usually very complicated and contradictory. The changes include an increase in median income of the neighborhood, increases in… Continue Reading →

Discrimination in Affordable Housing

Discrimination has been a longstanding issue in Affordable Housing. Several studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reveal that certain demographic groups are subjected to discrimination in the sales and rental housing markets, despite the enactment… Continue Reading →

Coalition for the Homeless

The Coalition for the Homeless helps over 3,500 men, women and children each day with food, crisis services, advocacy, housing, job training and kids programs. A little more about the Coalition for the Homeless… Here, you can find reasons as… Continue Reading →

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is  about affordable housing – it’s a hand up not a hand out, and because they do mortgage subsidization for 50-80 AMI they aren’t able to house homeless people. A little more about Habitat for Humanity… Want… Continue Reading →

Marilyn Guaman

My name is Marilyn Guaman, but my friends call me Smurphy. I want to majorin Psychology and Neuroscience, but I’d like to be an oncologist. My interest in medicine stems back to my mom. As a young child, she’d make… Continue Reading →

Donna Episcopio

My name is Donna Episcopio, and I am currently a Freshman at the Macaulay Honors College at Queens College. I am pursuing a major in Biology and a double minor in Chemistry and the Business and Liberal Arts Honors Track…. Continue Reading →

Kristen Cheung

My name is Kristen Cheung and I am a Freshman at the Macaulay Honors College at Queens College.  I am a Neuroscience major.  I am currently a research assistant at the Stress in Pregnancy Study at Queens College and a… Continue Reading →

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