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This month, Met Council officially welcome 80 low income seniors into their new affordable apartments in Met Council’s Council Towers VII in Co-Op City.  The residents joined the residents living in the adjacent Council Towers I and III. “We know that the single greatest challenge faced by our clients is the lack of affordable housing.  Particularly vulnerable […]

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Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council) honored New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer; New York City Public Advocate Letitia James; New York State Assembly Member Michael Simanowitz; New York City Council Members Rafael Espinal, Alan Maisel, and Eric Ulrich; Commissioner of New York City Department of Youth and Community Development Bill Chong; and volunteers […]

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Met Council celebrated its third Ladies Day Out event, benefiting its Family Violence Program. The event raised more than $68,000 in critical funds, which will support access to safe shelter, summer camp scholarships for children, moving expenses, and replacement documents. “At Met Council, we know that the face of domestic violence is as diverse as […]

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Before Passover, Met Council helped ensure that the poor and near-poor kosher homes are empowered to celebrate Passover with joy and dignity.  Met Council’s Kosher Food Network provided kosher for Passover food to over 160,00 hungry New Yorkers at 111 citywide sites. The high cost of kosher food presents a unique challenge for many New Yorkers: on […]

Met Council and the Orthodox Union (OU) joined together this year, to ensure that the poor and near-poor kosher homes are empowered to celebrate Passover with joy and dignity.  Met Council’s Kosher Food Network will provide kosher for Passover food to over 160,000 hungry New Yorkers at 111 citywide sites. OU staff members will pitch […]

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Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty is proud to have been selected to receive a grant from the Jewish Federations of North America through their recently launched Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care. These grants mark the first time in history that the United States federal government has provided direct funding for Holocaust survivor services. When combined […]

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In commemoration of UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty celebrated the 20th anniversary of providing free home repairs to Holocaust survivors and low-income seniors, Project Metropair.  For two decades, Project Metropair has assisted 20,000 seniors by providing over 80,000 repairs, including installing 10,000 grab bars, 8,500 door locks, 15,000 smoke detectors, […]

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