• New York Nonprofits in the Aftermath of FEGS: A Call to Action
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  • Governor Cuomo’s 2015 Opportunity Agenda Press Conference
  • State Reinvestment Campaign on City and State
  • HSC's Nonprofit Summit on Revitalizing the Nonprofit Sector
  • Advocacy Do's and Don'ts with HSC
  • Sandy: One Year Later Forum

What's Hot at HSC!

Deputy Mayor Palacio to speak at HSC's Disaster Preparedness Forum - 8/3/16

HSC will be hosting a Disaster Preparedness forum, “The Human Services Sector and the Next Big One: Are We Ready for Disaster!?,” on August 3, 2016 from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. The goal of the day is to make sure human services organizations are prepared to coordinate with each other and government to provide services to communities immediately in response to disasters and what will be necessary to continue services in the years following. The forum will feature opening remarks by Dr. Herminia Palacio, NYC Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, and NYC Council Member Mark Treyger, Chair of the Committee on Recovery and Resiliency...RSVP here.

HSC's 2016 State Legislative Session Wrap-up - 7/5/16

The 2016 legislative session came to a close this month with little fanfare. While our representatives agreed on fantasy sports and Sunday morning alcohol sales (the “Brunch Bill”), meaningful ethics reform and closing the LLC loophole eluded consensus. A number of new bills and reintroductions would affect the human services sector, but few were passed...Read more here.

HSC Statement on the Adopted FY 2017 New York City Budget - 6/21/16

On Tuesday, June 14, 2016, the Fiscal Year 2017 New York City budget was finalized. This $82.1 billion spending plan makes targeted investments in human services programs that employ and serve thousands of City residents. The Human Services Council ("HSC") is grateful for these investments because they will support important services that uplift our communities. As explained in our statement, however, the budget falls far short of what is needed to address the systemic problems facing the nonprofit human services sector--a sector that, despite being critical to achieving so many of the Mayor's and Council's goals, is inching closer to the brink of collapse due to the chronic failure of government to pay the full cost of service delivery...Read more here.

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HSC In The News

Rosenthal Continues Push to Better Fund Social Service Nonprofits - 7/14/16

After a concerted drive to reform procedures for the funding of nonprofits fell short in last month’s adoption of the city budget for the fiscal year that began on July 1, Upper West Side Councilmember Helen Rosenthal and Manhattan nonprofits hope to keep the dialogue alive until the Council makes current year budget adjustments in what is known as the November Plan...Read more here.

Nonprofit heads say city failed to address cost 'crisis' - 6/20/16

De Blasio's $82.1 billion budget, adopted last week, did not provide the $25 million nonprofits had wanted to help pay for the increased cost of supplies and repairs, equipment, technology, food and rent. “The administration has not done anything to address the fact that there is a major crisis in the nonprofit sector,” said Allison Sesso, executive director of the Human Services Council, an agency that works with government on behalf of other nonprofits...Read more here.

Connecting the dots on nonprofit underfunding - 6/17/16

Nonprofit human services providers are on the front lines every day, addressing New York City’s most pressing social issues one resident at a time. The city relies on these organizations to provide a range of services for 2.5 million New Yorkers annually, including those related to homelessness, care for elderly residents, summer youth employment, mental health, domestic violence, and support for children in foster care. The city expects quality services...Read more here.

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