GOOD JOBS AND ACCESS TO THEM
Everyone that wants to work ought to be able to work in a job that pays a living wage, allows for self-sufficiency, permits collective organizing and bargaining, and provides workers with dignity and respect. CVH works to ensure that government meets its responsibility to provide jobs for all that need them and to make sure that corporations provide jobs that fully support workers. We work to advance an economic system that supports full employment.
After 20 years of fighting to end the unjust Work Experience Program (WEP), Community Voices Heard successfully got HRA Commissioner Banks to commit to ending the program by the end of 2016. But the work continues as we work to ensure the new system actually works for those receiving public assistance.
The East Harlem Neighborhood Plan has been released! After almost 10 months of working on a community based plan to inform a proposed rezoning of the neighborhood, Community Voices Heard, the City Council Speaker, the Manhattan Borough President, and Manhattan Community Board 11 are excited to step into the next phase of our work around affordable housing development, public housing improvements, and job creation.