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According to a new resident survey, Fifty-seven percent gave a 'D' or 'F' for the maintenance; the average grade for management was a C-. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Alexa Kasdan and Lindsay Cattell  |  August 10, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
Public housing buildings are full of broken elevators, mold and leaky ceilings, impacting the quality of life for residents. The New York City Housing Authority can and should do better by these residents.
More than 1.8 million city residents received foods stamps in December, 2010. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Neil deMause for City Limits and Sam Lewis for MetroFocus  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | 34 Comments
Government programs help many low-income New Yorkers, but they come with costs as well — both in dignity and in time and energy.
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Sam Lewis  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
On the first Friday of every month, the Franciscan Friars partake in what they call a “Jesus Run” -- a night where they seek out homeless people to offer food, prayers and faith.
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Sam Lewis  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | 4 Comments
The government estimates that a person spends $150/month on food. We ask New Yorkers what's in their food baskets.
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City Limits  |  July 10, 2011 6:00 PM | 1 Comment
Fifty-seven percent of low-income New Yorkers are women. Thirty-nine percent of Hispanic 5-year-old girls in the city are poor. See the stats.
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