Monthly Archives: June 2013

Met Council Celebrates the Construction of The Brielle at Seaview, New Staten Island Affordable Assisted Living for Seniors

City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, City Council Member James S. Oddo, Staten Island Borough President James P. Molinaro, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and other partners joined Met Council on Monday, June 10th to celebrate the construction of The Brielle at Seaview, a new affordable assisted living residence for seniors on Staten Island. […]

Met Council Secures Kosher Food Assistance Ammendment

Last week, Met Council successfully secured an amendment to the federal Emergency Assistance Program that would require identifying kosher and halal food already in food banks to be easily distributed to Jewish and Muslim communities during crises by emergency food providers – such as food banks, pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters. “Metropolitan Council on Jewish […]

Met Council Statement on Congressman Nadler’s Proposed Bill to Extend Access to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council) released the following statement in response to Congressman Jerrold Nadler’s (D-NY) announcement of new legislation, the Tax Fairness for All Families Act of 2013, which would provide a larger Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to families with more than three children. “Met Council supports Congressman Nadler’s proposed […]