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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.

HSC Commission Report Panel at NYN Media's OpCon - 6/9/16

City Councilmember Helen Rosenthal, Allison Sesso, HSC's Executive Director, and Gordon Campbell, Chair of HSC's Commission to Examine Nonprofit Human Services Closures, spoke at NYN Media's OpCon on June 9. The panel discussed the recommendations from the report as well as HSC's upcoming RFP and Government Agency rater. Councilmember Rosenthal expressed her support for fully funding human services nonprofits for our work as well as the need to educate City Council about the importance of fully funded contracts...Watch the video here.

HSC Statement DOL Overtime Regulations

On May 19, 2016, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a final rule expanding eligibility for overtime pay by more than doubling the salary threshold for exempt white collar status and significantly increasing the salary threshold for “highly compensated employee” status. HSC supports this expansion of overtime eligibility as it will benefit both our workers and the communities we serve. At the same time, we are deeply concerned that without the proper investment from government, nonprofits will have difficulty implementing this new policy... Read more here.

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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.

Nonprofits ‘disappointed’ after budget excludes OTPS funding increase - 6/17/16

“We didn’t win,” New York City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal, chairwoman of the Contracts Committee, said last week at a panel hosted by New York Nonprofit Media. It was one day after the mayor and City Council announced a framework deal for the fiscal year that begins next month. Human service nonprofits were disheartened after the city budget didn’t include a 2.5 percent line-item increase – amounting to $25 million – that they said would help them pay for non-staffing costs such as building repairs and technology upgrades...Read more here.

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