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    Reducing Poverty and Advancing Equity: A Retrospective provides a look at ways our multidisciplinary team has worked across City government, partnering with agencies to initiate new approaches and enhance existing practices between 2014 and 2021

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What You Need to Know

    The New York City Government Poverty Report is an annual release that includes the NYCgov poverty measure for New York City. This measure accounts for the cost of living in NYC and the effect of antipoverty programs such as the Earned Income and Child Tax Credits. The citywide poverty and near poverty rates for 2019 represent the lowest rates since the data series began with 2005 data.

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    EquityNYC is a new website that provides a broad picture of the state of racial and social equity in New York City. EquityNYC presents data on an array of equity-related outcomes, as well as the City services that shape them.

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    NYC Opportunity, in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, released a new evaluation of the NYCitizenship Program.

    Evaluation finds NYCitizenship and its Community Navigator Model are valuable in helping clients.

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In This Story

    NYC Opportunity, in partnership with the Mayor’s Fund, ThriveNYC and DOHMH released a new evaluation of Connections to Care. Conducted by RAND, the evaluation showed how community-based organizations can take on new skills to promote positive mental health.

The Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity helps the City use evidence and innovation to reduce poverty and increase equity.

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