Met Council is proud to announce the most comprehensive look to date at the needs of New York's Jewish communities, the Jewish Community Study of New York: 2011 Special Report on Poverty. In the past 20 years, the number of people in poor Jewish households has doubled. Read the report and learn about the realities and diversity of Jewish poverty.
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 bill to extend access to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to families with more than three children. This bill will provide increased financial assistance for working parents who are coping with the burden of paying for food, rent, medical costs, transportation, and other expenses for more than three children. It epitomizes EITC's purpose in aiding low- to moderate-income working families,” said Met Council President & CEO William Rapfogel.
Met Council serves as an advocate and defender for individuals and families in crisis – a voice for an overlooked population – and creates solutions for the growing problem of Jewish poverty in New York City. Met Council’s services include crisis intervention, legal and immigration assistance, benefits outreach and enrollment, kosher food pantries and vouchers, career training and assistance, domestic violence counseling, affordable housing, and home care.
Here is how Nadler’s bill would work:
Met Council Celebrates the Construction of The Brielle at Seaview, New Staten Island Affordable Assisted Living for Seniors
“As our population continues to grow, we must make sure that New York’s seniors have access to quality, affordable housing,” said Speaker Christine C. Quinn. “The Brielle at Seaview will provide affordable assisted living to Staten Island’s seniors and create dozens of new jobs for New Yorkers. I thank the Met Council for their tireless efforts to provide relief to New Yorkers in need and am proud to support construction on Staten Island’s newest, assisted living facility.”
Borough President James P. Molinaro commented, “I am delighted that construction is finally beginning on this long-awaited senior housing project. This modern, state-of-the-art assisted living facility will fulfill a great need – it will give our seniors the option to remain here on Staten Island, close to their family, friends and physicians. The facility includes a recreation center where residents can meet, socialize, and even see a show in a small theater. I would like to thank Speaker Quinn, Councilman Oddo, Randy Lee of the Leewood Real Estate Group, the Met Council and the NYCEDC for paying tribute to the needs of our seniors and protecting their quality of life. They deserve it. They helped make this country what it is and we owe them that commitment.”
The Brielle at Seaview is adjacent to Met Council’s Park
Lane at Seaview. This phase of development will be followed by a second phase
to create 213 new condominium units for independent living adults on the