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Affordable Housing 101: An Introduction

Hello! “Affordable Housing” can be a confusing term, especially lately as it’s more prevalent in the news than ever. And with Affordable Housing comes lots of other terms—rezoning, 421a, LIHTC and SLIHC tax credits, AMI, subsidy, rent regulation, MWBE, etc.—so ...

The Good Ones Never Stay Long

A Men's Shelter One never knows how much she can endure until she's in the thick of it. Joy surprised herself by completing the six-month probation.  She was sure her office mates and her clients would ...

Waverly Lottery, Brooklyn, Residential, Condos, Housing, Clinton Hill

Lottery for Rare Affordable Condos Opens in Clinton Hill

Clinton Hill’s new 48-condo building with robot parking hit the market in June with apartments asking from $595,000. Now that sales are moving right along—StreetEasy shows four apartments in contract at an average price of $1.13 million—the lottery for Waverly Brooklyn’s ...

Case Management Training I

Mr. Butler Now that she's in the Social Services Office, Joy has to cut the mustard.  Will she pass or will she be, like many before her, another fired employee. The thing Joy is most concerned ...

Finally…A Case Manager

  The day has come after months of hard work, ostracism, and some good times: Joy is moving up! Joy loves Tuesdays and Fridays because she has the morning to herself.  She may take a tub bath, prepare pancakes, or ...

More to Come from the Shelter

  Getting Your Own Keys It's been quiet but rest assured, Joy, Flo, Helen, Stan, Big Cheez, and Juliette are still dedicated to the mission of bringing services to the clients at the shelter.  Bringing services ...

Getting Fuller Invested

Home Sweet Home for Some There are many hoops a newbie may have to jump over before getting dug into a job. Some hoops are visible, others aren't. Today, Joy will learn an application that will ...

Keeping the Ship in Shape

Keeping Track of Expenses Any facility needs each staff member to their part to have a good outcome.  Good outcomes are gotten through planning and supervision. Stan the Operations Director sees it's time to bring the ...

What the Snow Brings

Diehard Homeless Who Avoid the SheltersKAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images) For some people, it's better to endure wet and cold winter conditions than to gain entry into a shelter.  Joy remembers the elderly man who slept on the ...

Fraternization at Work

Old Gal Doing the Hoochie Koochie It's not only what you know and how well you do it at work.  It's who know and how to stroke them also. Thinking job advancement is hinged on working ...

It’s Cupcakes and not Raises that Employees Want

Joy finds working at a men's homeless shelter in an armory  quite taxing psychically.  She looks forward to some reward for all she goes through.  The question is does her idea of reward match the CEO's After wheeling back the ...

It’s Not Easy Being Big Cheez

The Bed-Stuy Armory It takes many people to operate a good shelter.  "Good" meaning it's clean, it's stocked, and fighting to lethal levels is minimal. The ultimate supervisor to the janitorial staff, cooking staff, administrative personnel, ...

Wounded Little Boys

Inside the heart of a wounded man The rec area is the west side of a huge room that serves as the cafeteria, to the east, and the recreation/study area, to the west.  15 of the 17 dormitories are ...

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