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            BAN CORPORATE NONPROFIT PROVIDERS FROM LEASING                                                      SPECIFIC OFFICE SPACE

 

Honorable Council Members, Senators and Assembly Members

 

RE: Corporate nonprofit providers must be ban from leasing office space in areas where no direct services are provided to the community in which it serves.

 

I am an advocate who reside in the Bronx.  I would like to express three strong reasons why this Bill should be presented to the Council. 

 

 First, corporate nonprofit providers who receive government funds (i.e. OPWDD/CSBG/ACF/HHS/CDBG, etc.) to serve the community directly should not establish a corporate office separate from the people which they were funded to serve.  They should not be allowed to lease space in the Financial District, City Hall and Corporate Business District.  

Secondly, allowing corporate nonprofit providers to lease space outside their intended funded communities creates a total lack of personal interaction and accountability.  These nonprofit providers have programs in low-income communities and in most cases serve communities of color.  

 

Thirdly, the use of corporate office space in non-service communities is an excessive waste of government money and one that allows executive officers to lose touch of their funded mission.

 

This bill is important for the following reasons;

 

The ban will reinforce executive officers and its board of directors to interact directly with the community it serves.  If this bill is passed, it will help executive officers and its board members to be more responsive to the needs of the community’s economic and education development.   I feel that their isolation and segregated departure from the community has made them a non-vested community-based organization with no real sensitivity to community needs.

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