2010-04-09 / Top Stories

Ulrich Partners With Metropolitan Council

Councilmember Eric A. Ulrich stated that his office is partnering with the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty to ensure that his constituents may receive the vital services such as food and shelter if they find themselves in immediate need. As well as helping out individuals and families that are in direct crisis situations the Met Council also provides long term solutions for those who are interested. These services include affordable housing, home services and career training.

The Met Council is one of New York City’s largest providers of affordable housing to the poor and near poor, with over 1,100 units in operation and more than 900 in predevelopment. The Met Council also offers, crisis intervention, family violence services, kosher food pantries and health insurance enrolment.

Crain’s New York Business reports that more than 94 percent of Met Council’s operating budget goes directly to its programs and services. The Met Council administrative overhead is among the lowest in the non-profit sector.

Ulrich said, “The Met Council has been at the forefront of helping the working poor of this city for more than three decades and I am proud to be partnering with them. These are tough times for my constituents and they need to know that help is available. I encourage anyone who thinks they need help to contact my office.” To contact the Met Council directly please call: 212-453-9500 or visit the web at www.metcouncil.org

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