• Excessive Heat WATCH in effect for:

  • Bronx, NY

NYC nonprofits request $100M for facility improvements

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK -

New York City nonprofit leaders are calling on lawmakers for funding that would go to who they call the most vulnerable New Yorkers.

Those nonprofit groups called on elected officials in Albany to make a $100 million investment to keep their facilities intact. 

Robert Offley says he was living in the subway for three years before he linked up with the nonprofit Urban Pathways. He says those facilities that are in need of some work changed his life.

"The work these people do, I really appreciate because I was really down," says Offley.

Frederick Shack, the CEO of Urban Pathways, says funds would go toward leaky roofs and outdated heating and cooling systems.

John Weed, of Bronx Works, says with the amount of clients they serve, they need assistance to keep up.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."