New York City

The New York City Chapter was founded 20 years ago by a group of welfare recipients that were eager to get their voices heard in the debates about welfare taking place at the time. Since its founding, the Chapter has evolved and is now a multi-issue chapter that organizes both citywide and in particular neighborhoods ("hubs"). CVH has members in all 5 boroughs of NYC, but has a particularly deep presence in hubs in Upper Manhattan, The Bronx, and The Rockaways. We hope to expand to even more communities in the coming year!

The NYC Chapter currently has committees, projects, and/ or hubs focusing on a variety of issues:

•Welfare / Workforce:

Organizing people with experience with public assistance to collectively work to monitor and fight for improvements in the welfare system, including ending the Work Experience Program (WEP), enhancing employment services and training opportunities, creating new pathways to move people into good jobs, and more.
o For more information or to get involved, contact Susannah Dyen (Susannah@CVHaction.org).

•Public Housing:

Organizing people living in NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings to fight for improvements in the stock and the preservation of it; we are currently working to make sure funding is secure for the housing, to prioritize infrastructure needs for funding, to end toxic mold and shorten repair turnaround time; to enhance resident decision-making through things like Participatory Budgeting in NYCHA; and to explore the intersection of criminal justice issues and public housing.
o For more information or to get involved, contact Jason Schwartz (Jason@CVHaction.org), or Gabriel Strachota (Gabriel@CVHaction.org)

•The Rockaways Hub:

Organizing residents across the 6 public housing developments on the peninsula to become a collective force to bring about improvements in their community; the hub is currently focusing on building out its base of leaders, influencing local development efforts to ensure affordable housing production and access to jobs for local residents, exploring ways to engage in the climate change movement, and more.
oFor more information or to get involved, contact Stephen Roberson (Stephen@CVHaction.org).

•Participatory Budgeting:

Engaging residents in communities around the City in directly deciding how part of the public budget (at least $1 million dollars per City Council district) is spent.
oFor more information or to get involved, contact Aaron Jones (Aaron@CVHaction.org).

•East Harlem Neighborhood Planning:

Organizing a series of public Visioning Workshops (in partnership with Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito & CB11) to get input from the broader community to inform the Neighborhood Study and subsequent neighborhood planning & rezoning.
oFor more information or to get involved, contact Daisy Gonzalez (Daisy@CVHaction.org).

New York City Office
115 E. 106th st.
New York, Ny 10029
212.860.6001

Tenants from across the country descended on D.C. to fight against Trump's proposed budget cuts to HUD.

Hundreds of protesters from across the country joined Community Voices Heard, in partnership with New York Communities for Change and members of the #NoCuts Coalition, to march on Washington, DC to oppose the Trump administration's proposed $7 billion cut to federal housing programs. 


Senator Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Nydia Velasquez, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, Rep. Jan Shakowsky, and other Congress members joined our rally at the Church of the Reformation and echoed our demands to end the Wall Street giveaways and privatization of our communities.  The eleced officals  demanded that President Donald Trump restore Housing and Urban Development Department funding and provide better housing qualities for people living on low incomes

Afterwards, participants delivered a letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson to demand that he meet with the #NOCuts coalition and paid a visit to private equity vampires Blackstone to let them know that we will not allow them to take our homes.  We will continue to fight against any cuts to HUD. Stand with us! Join the #NOCUTS Coalition.

Tenants from across the country descended on D.C. to fight against Trump's proposed budget cuts to HUD.

Hundreds of protesters from across the country joined Community Voices Heard, in partnership with New York Communities for Change and members of the #NoCuts Coalition, to march on Washington, DC to oppose the Trump administration's proposed $7 billion cut to federal housing programs. 


Senator Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Nydia Velasquez, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, Rep. Jan Shakowsky, and other Congress members joined our rally at the Church of the Reformation and echoed our demands to end the Wall Street giveaways and privatization of our communities.  The eleced officals  demanded that President Donald Trump restore Housing and Urban Development Department funding and provide better housing qualities for people living on low incomes

Afterwards, participants delivered a letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson to demand that he meet with the #NOCuts coalition and paid a visit to private equity vampires Blackstone to let them know that we will not allow them to take our homes.  We will continue to fight against any cuts to HUD. Stand with us! Join the #NOCUTS Coalition.

CVH is looking for an Individual Giving & Events Associate!

Community Voices Heard is seeking an experienced organizer who is excited about engaging new people to build a coterie of faithful funders through individual donor cultivation, events and appeals. Successful applicants will have experience creating and implementing a fundraising plan to build stronger relationships, raising revenue from individual donors, and overseeing signature fundraising events.  For full details and how to apply, download the job description.

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