The Right to Counsel NYC coalition is calling on Mayor Eric Adams to triple the amount of his proposed 2024 budget that pays lawyers to represent indigent tenants in housing court cases.
Catholic Migration Services is part of an effort advocating for free lawyers in housing court, which is guaranteed by law in NYC for qualifying tenants facing eviction. But now, 17,000 litigants who qualify for the service still don’t have one — but their cases are moving forward in court anyway.
Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens has contracted with Houston-based EDP Renewables to purchase green energy for affordable housing buildings. It is one more step to answering Pope Francis’ “Laudato Sí” encyclical.
Bishop Emeritus Nicholas DiMarzio’s leadership was honored Feb. 10 by Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens when it attached his name to CCBQ’s first affordable housing structure for low-income senior citizens. It is now called the Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio Residence.
Robert C. Golden, longtime benefactor of Catholic Charities of Brooklyn Queens, was given a special posthumous honor on Jan. 27 when CCBQ named its renovated service center after him.
Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens has formed Laudato Si Corporation, a green-energy initiative to generate renewable energy with arrays of solar photovoltaic panels mounted on the rooftops of residential buildings throughout the diocese.
The Diocese of Albany, and 13 other petitioners, including Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case opposing New York’s abortion coverage mandate.