Letters GHC sent to elected officials

GHC and other organizations have sent multiple letters to officials and agencies to ask for change over the years and to address our complains (read here for more info). 

In 2008, Community Board 10 (Central Harlem) issued a moratorium on new drug treatment clinics in the neighborhood. Community Board 11 (East Harlem) issued a similar moratorium as well as a district needs statement detailing the quality of life issues associated with these facilities.

Sadly, officials have done little to deter Mount Sinai from setting up yet another methadone clinic in Central Harlem in 2019. (see letters from Inez Dinkins and Brian Benjamin for more information)

Below are a list of our letters and subsequent responses:

Government OfficialsLetter AddressesCopied on Letter Walked our Streets?
NY State Governor and OASAS (Andrew Cuomo)1) 2019 OASAS Response
2) 2020 OASAS Response
3) 2021 Letter to OASAS & OASAS response & GHC response
4) 2021 National Action Network to OASAS
2020 Letter to Harlem UnitedNo
MTA
1) 2003 Letter
2) 2008 Letter
3) 2013 Letter
4) 2019 MTA response
5) 2021 Letter
No
Department of Homeless Services2021 Letter to DHS, then DHS response and GHC’s responseNo
NYC Mayor (Bill De Blasio)4) 2020 Letter – see media coverage here2020 Letter to Harlem UnitedYes, but on Sunday when clinics are closed
Manhattan District Attorney2020 Letter (P1,P2) – no response2020 Letter to Harlem UnitedNo
Public Advocate (Jumaane Williams)2021 Letter2020 Letter to Harlem UnitedNo
Manhattan Borough President (Gale Brewer)2021 Letter2020 Letter to Harlem UnitedNo
Manhattan Borough President (Mark Levine)2021 Letter 2020 Letter to Harlem UnitedYes
Senator Brian Benjamin2020 LetterYes
City Council Member Ben Kallos2021 LetterNo

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