Mayor: City to use task force to address housing concerns for communities hardest hit by COVID-19
Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city is using its Task Force on Racial Inclusion and Equity to address housing concerns in communities hit hardest by the pandemic.
New York City is partnering with Community Resolution Centers to help tenants struggling to pay rent work things out with landlords outside of the courtroom.
The city also announced it has now distributed 100 million free meals to New Yorkers who are food insecure. The mayor says Congress should make funding for the hungry a priority as they gather to discuss the stimulus.
Mayor de Blasio also talked about a new investment to help New York City’s youth. He announced a $22 million investment in creating, reviving and renovating community centers for the youth. The improvements will include the Monroe Houses in the Bronx and Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn.
The investment includes money that was in the NYPD budget that has now been shifted to youth programs.