Homes First

By Anthony DeFelice The issue i’m choosing to cover in this assignment is Housing affordability in New York City. The price of housing in New York City is ridiculously expensive which makes it very difficult for some people to afford. Fortunately there are various organizations that exist to help people. One organization that is doing […]

GLOSSARY: [IRCA]

IRCA –Immigration and Reform and Control Act. It was introduced in the United States to control and limit the illegal immigration, also to includes provision to legalize undocumented employees. This enforces that employers can only hire people with legal status. To be hired employers must verify the identity and employment eligibility.   https://www.patriotsoftware.com/payroll/training/blog/what-is-the-immigration-reform-and-control-act-irca/  

GLOSSARY: [NYCHA]

2) NYCHA-New York City Housing Authority, provides housing for low and moderate income residents throughout the five boroughs of New York city. Their mission is to increase opportunities for low- and moderate income New Yorkers by providing safe , affordable housing and facilitating access to social and community services.   https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/nycha/downloads/pdf/factsheet.pdf

GLOSSARY: [Reverse redlining]

1)Reverse redlining- also known as predatory lending. The lender does not refuse to do business inside the redline area, but instead actively targets member of particular group for predatory lending practices. predatory lending benefits the lender and ignores or hinders the borrower’s ability to repay the debt. These lending tactics often try to take advantage […]

Right to the City

I chose the topic of gentrification. The non-profit organization that I chose to look into is called “Right to the City”. This non-profit organization formed in 2007 in response to gentrification. This organization fights for the displaced low-income people, people of color, marginalized LGBTQ communities, and youths of color. This organization states “We are a […]

GLOSSARY: [Southern Strategy]

A strategy often employed by southern republican politicians by which promises of reducing minority crime, welfare cheaters, and illegal immigrants reel in the support of low income white voters. This strategy thinly veils a racist agenda on part of the politician in that it plays into the fears of the public of minority groups. In […]

Black Codes

Black Codes were laws enacted by southern states after the Civil War. These laws restricted African Americans freedom and forced them to work in a labor economy. Black codes limited blacks from doing many things that any free person should be able to do; the codes restricted blacks from voting, from owning property, and from […]