New York Times | March 26, 2020
She’s 10, Homeless and Eager to Learn. But She Has No Internet.
Thousands of students living in shelters and doubled up in overcrowded apartments have not received web-enabled devices for online learning. Add to that the complication of adapting traditional lesson plans to be taught online, and the city has been faced with an enormous and unprecedented undertaking.
Recreating a classroom on the internet is a logistical challenge that comes with a learning curve for students, teachers and parents.
And it is already leaving poor and vulnerable students behind — especially the estimated 114,000 children who live in shelters and unstable housing.Read More
amNewYork | August 19, 2018
Camp Win gives homeless NYC students an educational edge during summer
When school lets out for summer and students aren’t in the classroom on a daily basis, they risk losing the knowledge and reading skills they…
Affordable Housing Finance | August 10, 2018
Pop Quiz With Christine Quinn
The former speaker of the New York City Council has a new role, providing shelter and services. Christine C. Quinn is president and CEO of…
amNewYork | August 06, 2018
Op-ed By Christine Quinn: How to ease NYC’s housing crisis
NYC is battling twin crises — homelessness and affordable housing. Their common denominator is a wealth gap that exacerbates the city’s cost of living: Far…
The New York Times | July 20, 2018
Fighting Back Against the War on Homeless Shelters
Since Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan last year to put 90 new shelters in neighborhoods across the city rather than aggravate the problems…
The New York Times | July 18, 2018
New York City to Consolidate Housing Subsidy Programs
New York City is consolidating its system of rental subsidies. Under the new program, called City Fighting Homelessness & Eviction Prevention Supplement, vouchers will not…
Politico | June 21, 2018
Discrimination, scarcity still barriers for homeless looking for housing
Homeless New Yorkers looking to use rental assistance vouchers to move out of city shelters continue to struggle with discrimination by landlords in a perpetually…