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Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City

New York, New York

Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City was awarded $3,800,000 between 2006 and 2018, including 7 grants in Criminal Justice and Housing.


2018 • 2 years 9 months • Criminal Justice

New York City is an original member of the Safety and Justice Challenge Network, the centerpiece of the Foundation's strategy to address over-incarceration by reducing jail misuse and overuse and disparities in jail usage. Under previous awards, New York engaged in a structured, collaborative process to identify local drivers of unnecessary jail incarceration, generated an ambitious plan to address them, and implemented the plan over a two-year period with technical assistance and guidance from a consortium of national experts. This award enables New York to continue its reform efforts, focused on changes in pretrial and arraignment decisions with the goal of achieving further reductions in local incarceration and racial and ethnic disparities.


2015 • 1 year • Criminal Justice

To generate a plan to target jail misuse and overuse as part of a network of sites participating in the Safety and Justice Challenge, the Foundation's criminal justice reform initiative to reduce over-incarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails.


2010 • 3 years • Housing

To study the effects that living in subsidized housing has on child and family well-being (over three years).


2008 • 1 year • Housing

To support the design of a long-term study of the health and education impacts of subsidized housing on low-income residents of New York City.


2008 • 1 year • Housing

To develop and implement a technology platform to help manage and preserve government-assisted rental housing.


2007 • 2 years

In support of an evaluation of the Conditional Cash Transfer and Family Self-Sufficiency programs (over two years).


2006 • 1 year • Housing

In support of a project to develop a comprehensive rental housing database, analyze the existing stock of government-assisted rental housing, and assess and improve the organizational capacity of key housing agencies.
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