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Picture the Homeless
On the evening of June 7 at Taino Towers in East Harlem, Picture the Homeless convened an accountability session to address the New York City Housing Authority’s threat to revoke thousands of Section 8 vouchers from low-income people in the five boroughs. PTH members and others from the community testified about their experiences facing poverty compounded by policy failures, as they challenged officials not to punish the poorest for the mess made by policymakers. The officials in attendance that responded to the community concerns included City Council Members Jumaane Williams and Melissa Mark-Viverito, NYCHA officials including Margarita Lopez, and representatives from the Department of Homeless Services and the Manhattan Borough President’s Office. PTH organizer Tyletha Samuels convened the event.
NY1 TV segment, featuring PTH members Janet & Shelly: