OASAS Refuses to Accept Responsibility for Decades of Oversaturating Harlem and East Harlem

One of the Greater Harlem Coalition’s members received a letter from Zoraida Diaz, a District Director at OASAS. What is missing from her passing-the-buck response is any acknowledgment of how OASAS has spent decades overstaturating Harlem and East Harlem with addiction programs that other wealthier and whiter communities have successfully blocked. This super concentration of […]

Oversaturation in CB11

A resident of CB11 has undertaken an amazing analysis of how oversaturated East Harlem is: While East Harlem has 1.5% of New York City’s population, it has 13.6% of New York City’s drug treatment capacity, according to data as of 2019 from NY agency OASAS. The graphic below illustrates how severely East Harlem is oversaturated […]

GHC Pressures Mayor De Blasio

Our coalition has received some news coverage recently. Last week, Patch reported on the letter The Greater Harlem Coalition wrote to Mayor De Blasio about the significantly deteriorating conditions in our community. https://patch.com/new-york/harlem/harlem-group-asks-action-drug-use-homelessness And sign-up for email updates by emailing: GreaterHarlemCoalition@gmail.com

Letter to Mayor De Blasio

 Dear Mayor de Blasio:  The Greater Harlem Coalition is a group of like-minded residences and business owners more than 6,000 members strong that are organized and politically active.  We are tired of the politics of old that have done nothing to improve our quality of life, business opportunities, and the overall positive growth of our […]

New FOIL Data from OASAS

In August the Greater Harlem Coalition submitted a FOIL request to OASAS, the NYS agency that licenses every single addiction program in New York State (and who refuses to meet with HNBA, State Assembly Member Robert Rodriguez, or The Greater Harlem Coalition…) in order to discuss their decades-long practice of locating addiction programs in Black and […]

Protest at the Lucerne

You likely have heard how some residents of the Upper West Side raised a significant amount of money to fund a legal campaign to force homeless New Yorkers out of the Lucern Hotel which the DHS had contracted to house homeless New Yorkers so they wouldn’t be at risk of COVID in congregant shelters https://www.westsiderag.com/2020/10/19/judge-rules-uws-shelter-residents-can-stay-at-the-lucerne […]

Letter of Support: Inez Dickens on the Concentration of Addiction Services in Harlem

Save the date for Thursday, March 28th, 2019. The Greater Calvary Church, 124th Street between Mount Morris Park West and Lenox Avenue.

NY State Assembly Districts and Substance Abuse Facilities

Map indicating NY State Assembly district, substance abuse facilities are most concentrated in assembly districts representing Central and East Harlem and lower Washington Heights.

Congressional Districts and Substance Abuse Facilities

A map highlighting the high concentration of substance abuse facilities in Harlem and Washington Heights

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