Opinion: Email to the Human Resources Administration. 5/2/2022.

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Greetings Human Resources Administration,

First and foremost, I always treat everyone at HRA with the utmost respect at all times.

Treating everyone at HRA respectfully is more important than anything.

Thank you very much for the help. If it wasn’t for HRA I would have starved to death by now.

On 4/11/2022 I sent a perfectly clear copy of my storage bill to HRA via the mobile app.

My case number is X.

It seems that every month I submit my storage bill to HRA, it doesn’t get paid until I send an email to the Commissioner Department of Social Services.

I can’t imagine that every person who is having a storage room paid by HRA has to email the commissioner every month or visit HRA in person every month to have their storage room paid.

That would create an insane amount of unnecessary work for HRA.

Can someone please look into why this is happening to me every month?

Thank you and have a great day.

Mark Pine

City of New York Correspondence Number is #1-1-363478

Opinion: Email to one of my Baruch College professors about student groups and pairs. February 12, 2022.

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Greetings Professor, 

First and foremost I treat everyone at Baruch College with the utmost respect at all times. That is more important than anything. 

Second and foremost, I’ll gladly, happily, and respectfully do anything that you assign to the class. 

I was working on the homework right now and I had a thought that I wanted to ask you outside of class. 

Would it be possible to request that all communication and work between my podcasting partner and myself be done in the classroom on Tuesdays? 

I would prefer not to share any of my personal information with students for the sake of privacy and security. I would also prefer to interact with my podcasting partner(s) in a supervised classroom instead of an unsupervised location. 

I’m a very social people person outside of school, although at school I have my guard up due to several experiences I’ve had with students since starting at CUNY two years ago. 

When interacting with students, I treat them with the utmost respect. I only talk about schoolwork. I don’t joke around at all. I don’t talk about anything controversial. 

I just wanted to include that I love this class. The material is awesome. I think you’re a great professor and that you have designed a class that is very beneficial for students. 

I’ll do anything you tell me to do. I just wanted to let you know what’s on my mind just in case any accommodations can be made. Also, I didn’t want to approach you with this on the fly in class. I thought it would be better to bring this up via email in advance so you can answer when you are available. 

The thought of meeting with students off-campus and sharing personal information is very scary for me due to the astronomical amount of complaints from students against students in New York colleges. 

Almost 4K sexual violence complaints made at New York colleges (nypost.com)

Between you and me I’m street homeless. I don’t think that many parents would want their children sharing personal information and meeting with street homeless people outside of the classroom. 

Also, my personal data/information isn’t secure at all. I have been robbed four separate times in the past two months. People stole my phone four separate times in Midtown Manhattan in the past four months. 

I have woken up with my phones and laptops missing so many times over the years I lost count. Then when I get my phone back I see people have gone into my accounts and sent messages, erased things, uploaded pictures into my accounts, contacted people, and everything else you can imagine. 

I have so many police reports reporting all the times I’ve been robbed that I literally lost count because I’ve been street homeless for five years.

On a positive note, I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t party. I don’t have a criminal record. I don’t do anything illegal. Homeless people have a bad reputation so I like to include that when I mention that I’m homeless. 

In regards to schoolwork I’m moving full steam ahead. I almost always turn in homework on time or early. I don’t care about grades at all. Luckily I’ve been on the Dean’s List for the past four or five semesters.

In regards to student loans and the welfare office, all I need is a C or D. I’m happy to earn As and Bs although I’m at Baruch College to learn and elevate my situation which is what I’m doing. 

Also, the welfare office tells everyone that if a man looks at a woman if it’s determined to be leering, all food and benefits will immediately be discontinued, and the person will have to eat at soup kitchens. I have eaten at some soup kitchens in New York City and to be honest I’d rather eat dog food, it’s probably safer. If I’m correct, Baruch College has a leering policy as well. 

That is why I would feel more comfortable in a supervised atmosphere. Also, I’m glad I remembered to mention to you that I’m street homeless because I don’t want any parents to complain to the school and cause anyone any grief. 

I’m not embarrassed about being street homeless at all. From a legal standpoint if you would like to announce to the class that Mark Pine is street homeless is there anyone that wouldn’t mind being in a group with him. There is a good chance that students could see me sleeping in the subway so there is no point trying to hide it. 

Thanks to CUNY and HRA I have places to shower, keep my things, wash my clothes, etc. Unfortunately, I don’t like living in homeless shelters so I have to sleep in the subway or on benches when it’s warm.

I’ll be honest I’m in better spirits now than I was when I was living on the Upper East Side, always behind on my rent. Of course, my number one goal is to get back into an apartment, I’m just saying living in an apartment that I couldn’t afford wasn’t the most fun I’ve ever had. At least now I don’t have that hanging over my head twenty-four hours per day. 

I make videos on social media talking about how I’m street homeless. I’m trying to raise awareness about how there are a lot of homeless people like myself that just have bad credit and no money. We work. We go to school. We are trying to elevate our situation.

The general public thinks every homeless person is pushing a shopping cart yelling at an imaginary friend. Plus, drunk and on drugs. I have met many homeless people that have normal jobs and are trying to elevate their situation. 

I’m more than happy to pair up with any student you assign. I’m just a little cautious about having unsupervised contact with students outside of class. 

Please let me know if you require any additional information from me and any feedback would be appreciated. Regardless of what the decision is, I’ll make the best of it like I always do and I’ll continue to treat everyone professionally and with the utmost respect.

Thank you and have a great day. 

Mark Pine

Opinion: The lawsuit I filed against CUNY.

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The City University of New York Lawsuit 

Disclaimers: I’m not a lawyer. Verify everything yourself. I’m a pro se plaintiff suing The City University of New York in the New York Court of Claims. The case is ongoing. The claim number is 137416.

January 16, 2022

I would like to sue The City University of New York for $150,000.00 for intentional tort. 

Before I get into the information that is within the ninety days requirement of evidence for filing a lawsuit, I would like to include a few things that I believe are important about this situation. 

There is absolutely no animosity or negativity from me towards The City University of New York (CUNY). 

One reason for this lawsuit is to secure my future at The City University of New York as a student and eventually graduate student. 

I love The City University of New York. The student support staff, the professors, the maintenance team, the security guards, and the students are as good as it gets. I am very appreciative to be part of the CUNY family. 

The United States Government and the New York Government have done a fantastic job setting up the CUNY platform to help people like myself succeed. 

When I started at CUNY I didn’t have a phone. I didn’t have a laptop. I didn’t have anything. I was living in the street homeless with about $5 per day for food given to me from the public assistance office (Human Resources Administration). 

I’m still living in the street homeless. Contrary to popular belief about homeless people I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t party. I don’t date. I don’t have a criminal record. I don’t do anything illegal. I have and would starve before I would steal. 

Now thanks to CUNY, student loans, and HRA, I have laptops. I have phones. I have places to shower. I have clothes. CUNY and HRA saved my life. 

I have been full-time at CUNY for five semesters. My GPA is 3.875. I have been on the Dean’s List every semester. 

There were a couple of semesters where my GPA was a 4.0 while living in the street homeless. 

In addition to my past success at CUNY, because I’m 45 years old and have had decades to think about school strategies, I have already started studying for the most difficult classes months or years before they begin so I can continue to enjoy learning. 

For example, I have already started studying for Math and Spanish months and years before I plan on taking them. 

Studying in advance makes it a lot easier. I believe that proves my dedication and respect for CUNY and my education. 

CUNY didn’t show up on my doorstep, I showed up on theirs. CUNY was doing just fine without me. I haven’t done anything for CUNY, they have done everything for me. 

That is why I always treat everyone at CUNY with the absolute utmost respect at all times. That is regardless of what is going on. 

I don’t care if someone at CUNY pours a can of paint on my head, punches me in the face, and snaps my laptop in half. I will walk away without saying a word and report it to the Manhattan District Attorney or NYPD. 

I never bring up a word about anything going on in my life with anyone at CUNY besides the Dean via email. 

I never partake in any controversial conversations at CUNY. 

I never socialize with anyone, female or male, at CUNY. When I’m at CUNY I only talk about school. I never talk about anything else. 

I would not ever hit on or try to date any woman at CUNY. After what the NYPD and NYC law enforcement has put me through with women I can’t imagine ever dating again. 

If I do every date again, the only thing I know for sure is that it’s won’t be any woman connected with CUNY.

Now let’s get to the negativity. 

People I know are paying the NYPD and other New York City law enforcement to try and get me kicked out of CUNY right now today. 

Right now on January 24, 2022, my phone number is blocked from calling NYPD headquarters, NYPD Internal Affairs, all the NYPD Precincts. 

The New York FBI blocked my phone number. 

The US Attorney Southern District Blocked my phone number. 

The Civilian Complaint Review Board has not helped me at all. 

The Manhattan Borough President’s office hasn’t helped me at all. 

The New York City Public Advocates office hasn’t helped me at all. 

In the last ninety days, I have had my cell phone stolen 4 separate times in Midtown Manhattan. 

The NYPD told me they made police reports for three of the phones, the NYPD 1 Precinct refused to give me a police report for the fourth phone.

The following are the strategies that NYC law enforcement is using right now and in the past ninety days to get me kicked out of Baruch College. 

The NYPD is blocking me from taking courses I need to graduate at CUNY. The NYPD just goes to whoever is in charge of schedules and takes away certain classes I need to graduate and/or the NYPD has members of their student team fill up the classes I need before I’m able to sign up for the classes. 

The NYPD has it set up at CUNY where their student team can sign up for classes before any other students are allowed to sign up. 

There are several CUNY staff, CUNY professors, and CUNY students helping NYC law enforcement try and sabotage me at CUNY. 

I’m going on the record right now and saying I don’t take it personally that CUNY staff and CUNY students are working with NYC law enforcement to sabotage me and trying to get me kicked out of school over a bunch of lies. 

NYC law enforcement harasses me every day. I can’t blame anyone for trying to avoid being abused by NYC law enforcement. 

Also, I believe that NYC law enforcement has the ability to have almost any staff member at CUNY fired if the CUNY staff member doesn’t do what NYC law enforcement tells her/him. 

Therefore if a member of the CUNY staff tried to help me, it wouldn’t accomplish anything, and she/he might end up having to sleep in a chair on the subway as I do. I can’t blame anyone for trying to avoid that fate. 

That is why I don’t have any animosity towards anyone at CUNY even the staff and students that are trying to sabotage me and get me kicked out of CUNY on behalf of NYC law enforcement. 

I never mention a word about the staff, students, and professors, trying to sabotage me at CUNY to their faces, even when it’s totally obvious. I just play along and keep quiet. 

Here are the scams NYC law enforcement is using right now and in the past ninety days to try and get me kicked out of Baruch College.

1.       NYC law enforcement will/has forced my professors to pair me up with a woman or several women in my classes at Baruch College. Then NYC law enforcement will make the woman/women and me share all our personal information. For example, full name, email, phone number, etc. 

Then NYC law enforcement will remotely access my phone or laptop or both or wait until I’m sleeping and look the woman/women from school up from my devices. 

Then NYC law enforcement will send messages to the women through social media, email, etc. that are totally inappropriate. 

I would never speak with any student, female or male, outside of school or in school unless it’s mandatory for a class. 

Anytime I have to interact with students when it’s mandatory I only talk about school and I treat everyone with the utmost respect at all times. 

NYC law enforcement has taken all the fun out of college for me. 

I’m scared to talk with anyone out of fear that NYC law enforcement is going to order the person to make up lies about what I said. 

NYC law enforcement has students, staff, and professors, that they are connected with cut me off, crash into me, and hold their phones in my face like they are under attack when I’m minding my own business carefully walking through the halls. 

I respectfully keep to myself in regards to students at my college. I’m a people person. I enjoy meeting people. Under the circumstances, I find it best to keep to myself at Baruch College. 

If you look at my social media, several posts say that NYC law enforcement will not stop harassing me please help. 

I don’t think it would be appropriate to speak with students, professors, staff, or anyone at CUNY / Baruch College about NYC law enforcement harassing me. 

I’m definitely not trying to meet or date any women at CUNY or anywhere for that matter at this time. 

2.       NYC law enforcement will have a professor assign some type of out loud reading in front of the whole class. The reading will get me to say some crazy things that I would never say that are totally inappropriate. For example, NYC law enforcement likes to use racist material in these types of circumstances. NYC law enforcement also likes to try and get me to say things about conspiracy theories.  

It’s already happened and I respectfully declined. Now NYC law enforcement is forcing me into situations where I have to follow their instructions. 

Then the professor will say she/he never assigned me to say the crazy things they made me say. The whole entire class, professor, everyone will say they are terrified of me, and no one is coming back to school until I’m gone.

3.       NYC law enforcement will have students, staff, and professors crash into me, cut me off, and shove their phones in my face, on and off-campus. Then the students will say Mark Pine is stalking the person, picking fights with the person, Mark Pine is a menace, etc.

4.       NYC law enforcement will have a professor talk about a controversial topic. Then NYC law enforcement will get the professor and the whole class to lie and say Mark Pine had some type of outburst in class. 

Then NYC law enforcement will edit some of the audio of me reporting NYC law enforcement on the phone while NYC law enforcement was harassing me and say the audio was directed towards students, staff, and professors at Baruch College CUNY. 

5. NYC law enforcement has several hundreds of hours of audio of me complaining about them on various government agencies’ voicemails. 

NYC law enforcement can and has easily edited the audio and say the audio was directed towards people at CUNY / Baruch College.

If taken out of context the audio would be totally inappropriate for CUNY and this courtroom. 

For example, I have made comments on district attorneys’ and US Attornies’ voicemails that were pertinent to my ongoing battle with NYC law enforcement. The statements I left on the district attornies and US attornies voicemails would be totally inappropriate for this courtroom and CUNY.

I believe in the United States Government and New York State judicial system. 

I know we need police or we would all be dead. Still, that’s no excuse for the NYPD to take money to ruin my life. Whenever I interact with the NYPD in person I treat them with the utmost respect at all times. 

Thank you and have a great day. 

Opinion: Email to NYC HRA about NYC law enforcement trying to sabotage me on January 13, 2022.

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Disclaimers: If you have an emergency call 911. Use this information at your own risk. Results aren’t guaranteed. Verify everything yourself.

Greetings New York City Human Resources Administration Commissioner, 

First and foremost I always treat everyone at New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) with the utmost respect at all times. That is more important than anything. 

I understand that everyone at HRA is doing their best. 

HRA saved my life after people I know paid NYC law enforcement (NYPD, etc.) to sabotage my web marketing business and run me into the ground. 

NYC law enforcement tried to have me locked up. That didn’t work although NYC law enforcement was easily able to make me homeless. 

My web marketing clients appreciated my services but not enough to deal with the drama from NYC law enforcement. 

If it wasn’t for HRA I would have starved to death. I can’t thank you enough for feeding me and helping me pay some bills to keep me functioning on some level. 

I can’t go to soup kitchens because NYC law enforcement is friends with some of the kitchens. Some, not all, NYC soup kitchens allow NYC law enforcement to sabotage the food of people that NYC law enforcement doesn’t like. I’m not trying to figure out which ones are which. I’ve seen NYC law enforcement and their regular clothes lie and scam team messing around with the food with my own eyes at multiple soup kitchens plus I’ve eaten the tainted food. 

Here are the reasons for my inquiry to you right now: 

1. I receive $33 every Monday on my HRA public assistance card to purchase a MetroCard. On Monday, December 27, 2021, and every Monday since I haven’t received the money to purchase the MetroCard. 

With the generous way that the federal government has been supporting poor people such as myself, I would be surprised if the federal government is telling HRA to stop paying for people’s MetroCards during a short recess from school. Especially for the individuals that are already signed up for the following semester. 

What I think is going on is NYC law enforcement is up to their usual tricks and scams. I suspect that NYC law enforcement told HRA to stop paying for MetroCards during the break so they can provide MetroCards to all the people who are affiliated with them and they can block people that NYC enforcement doesn’t like such as me from receiving MetroCard money. 

I am respectfully requesting to be reimbursed for the MetroCards I’ve had to buy for the past few weeks. Every MetroCard I’ve purchased was either with my HRA card or my debit card so I can easily prove the MetroCards were purchased. 

2. The next reason I would like to speak to someone from HRA either in person, via email, or on the phone is about the possibility that NYC law enforcement will get me thrown out of Baruch College CUNY. 

I don’t have a criminal record. I don’t do anything illegal. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t party. I don’t date. Anytime I interact with anyone at Baruch College I only talk about school and I treat everyone with the utmost respect at all times. 

Needless to say, it doesn’t matter what I do. People I know pay New York City law enforcement to sabotage me and harass me. 

The bar is so low for NYC law enforcement to sabotage me it’s not even funny. Realistically, what am I going to do? All I can do is sue and New York City has the best legal information money can buy and I’m homeless and on welfare. 


Let me give you a quick example of how I suspect NYC law enforcement is going to try to have me kicked out of Baruch College. 

1. NYC law enforcement will pair me up with a woman or several women in my classes at Baruch College. Then NYC law enforcement will make everyone share all their personal information. For example, full name, email, phone number, etc. Then NYC law enforcement will remotely access my phone or laptop or both or wait until I’m sleeping and look the woman/women from school up from my devices. Then NYC law enforcement will send messages to the women through social media, email, etc. that are totally inappropriate. I would never speak with any student, female or male, outside of school or in school unless it’s mandatory for a class. Anytime I have to interact with students when it’s mandatory I only talk about school and I treat everyone with the utmost respect at all times. NYC law enforcement has taken all the fun out of college for me. I respectfully keep to myself in regards to students at my college. I’m a people person. I enjoy meeting people. Under the circumstances, I find it best to keep to myself at Baruch College. If you look at my social media, almost every post is NYC law enforcement will not stop harassing me please help. I don’t think it would be appropriate to speak with students, professors, staff, or anyone at Baruch College about NYC law enforcement harassing me. 

2. NYC law enforcement will have a professor assign some type of out loud reading in front of the whole class. The reading will get me to say some crazy things that I would never say that are totally inappropriate. It’s already happened and I respectfully declined. Now NYC law enforcement is forcing me into situations where I have to follow their instructions. It’s well documented that law enforcement uses these types of scams. Then the professor will say she/he never assigned me to say the crazy things they made me say. The whole entire class, professor, everyone will say they are terrified of me, and no one is coming back to school until I’m gone. 

3. NYC law enforcement will have students who unofficially work for them “off the record” crash into me, cut me off, and shove their phones in my face, on and off-campus. Then the students will say Mark Pine is stalking me, picking fights with me, Mark Pine is a menace, etc. 

4. NYC law enforcement will have a professor talk about a controversial topic. Then NYC law enforcement will get the professor and the whole class to lie and say I had some type of outburst. Then NYC law enforcement will edit some of the audio of me arguing with NYC law enforcement on the phone while NYC law enforcement was attacking me and say the audio was directed towards students, staff, and professors at Baruch College CUNY. 

I’m doing everything I can legally to try and hold on at Baruch College. The reality of the situation is that there is a small chance that NYC law enforcement will succeed in their pursuit of having me kicked out of Baruch College. 

If NYC law enforcement succeeds in having me kicked out of Baruch College I will be back in the welfare job program. 

I’m not naming names because I don’t want to be sued for defamation. Let’s just say that I suspect NYC law enforcement has complete control over me when I’m in the welfare job program. Also, NYC law enforcement visits any company that is thinking about hiring me and tells the companies not to hire me. 

Also, without naming names, NYC law enforcement has staff at the welfare job center and other “clients” like me harassing and teasing me every day at the welfare job program. 

Before I was at Baruch College I would have loved a job making around $400 per week after taxes working 30 to 40 hours per week. I’m working 80 to 100 hours per week between my work at Baruch College and dealing with one disaster after the next that NYC law enforcement creates for me on a daily basis. 

I would like to know how can HRA try to protect me from NYC law enforcement if by some unfortunate circumstance I end up back in the welfare job program?

It’s very clear that once again, NYC law enforcement has complete control over the welfare job program in regards to blocking someone such as myself from getting help. 

I applied to hundreds if not thousands of jobs while I was in the welfare job program and I was never hired for any of them. I would have been as happy as can be working in the fast-food industry. Unfortunately, no one would hire me. 

My goal is to graduate from Baruch College so hopefully, I won’t be back in the welfare job program. I’m also trying to figure out how to earn money to get off welfare although anytime I start moving forward NYC law enforcement scares everyone away from doing business with me. 

I have almost no credibility because I’m homeless. The little credibility I can claim is that I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t party, I don’t date, and I don’t have a criminal record. Furthermore, I have a 3.8 GPA at Baruch College/LaGuardia Community College/CUNY after 4 full-time semesters living in the street homeless with NYC law enforcement harassing me the whole time. 

Please provide any feedback you deem appropriate. 

Thank you and have a great day. 

Mark Pine

Opinion: Email to the Commissioner of NYC Social Services office about my storage room.

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Greetings Commissioner Department of Social Services,

First and foremost, thank you and your stellar staff for the help you provide for me and so many others. HRA saved my life. I will never forget that. 

I will always act accordingly whenever I interact with any and all staff from HRA. Regardless of what’s going on and how anyone treats me, good or bad, I always treat everyone at HRA with the absolute utmost respect at all times. 

I’m not sure why but for some reason the check for my storage company never arrived this month. I have a little storage room that costs $50 per month. 

I live in the street homeless so that storage room is a lifesaver. The best thing about my storage room is that I have 24 hours per day access to my belongings. 

I uploaded the bill from my storage company into the HRA app on October 21, 2021, and again on October 30, 2021 just in case there was a technical error. 

I used to provide the storage bill once per year. Then HRA changed the process. Now HRA requires that I upload the bill once per month. 

I believe the cut-off for my storage company to receive the bill is November 10, 2021. If the bill isn’t paid by then I’m going to have to take my food money to pay the bill. 

I could easily survive with the amount of food money you give me per month if I was in an apartment. What makes it challenging is being street homeless. Specifically, not having anywhere to cook or store food drives up the cost for me and I’m sure others. 

Thanks to HRA and Baruch College / CUNY I’m getting an education. Hopefully, new doors and opportunities will open up if I stay focused. 

I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t have a criminal record. All I do is focus on being productive. 

Please let me know if you require any additional information from me. My access HRA account says I don’t have another certification until June 2022. 

Thank you and have a great day. 

Ever upward, 

Mark Pine

Opinion: Message to the Commissioner of HRA in New York City. October 7, 2021.

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Greetings Steven Banks, Commissioner, Department of Social Services, 

First and foremost thank you for the help. HRA saved my life after people I grew up with paid NYC law enforcement to sabotage my web marketing clients. I have no criminal record. I don’t do anything illegal. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I’m a full-time student at Baruch College (12 credits this semester). I wish the public heard about homeless people like me more often.

I always treat everyone at HRA with the utmost respect at all times. Your staff is as good as it gets. I hold you all in the highest regard. 

As I stated, I’m a full-time student at Baruch College. The CUNY Edge office and I sent all the paperwork to prove that I’m a full-time student. For some reason, my Access HRA account is showing that they want information about job searches. 

“You need to give us these documents. If you don’t give us these documents, you may not receive benefits. You can view SNAP examples or view Cash Assistance examples. Proof of Job search activities (FIA-1021b Declaration of Job Search Activities) Proof of Eligibility for SNAP again because ABAWD rules are met (or no longer need to be met).”

My access HRA account also says Next Recertification Due: June 2022

Previously, I worked for RF CUNY. I was notified that RF CUNY is canceled this semester for full-time students.

Please let me know what I need to do to meet my requirements. The best way to reach me is via email or if you email me a phone number I’ll call. 

Thank you again for the amazing support you provide for everyone who receives benefits from HRA including myself. 

Please advise. 

Thank you and have a great day. 

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

Email to the New York City Human Resources Administration about losing my public benefits card.

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Greetings Department of Social Services, 

I have received a few letters in the mail warning me that I might be in trouble for losing my public benefits card. 

First of all, I would like to say thank you to everyone at the New York City Human Resources Administration. The help I receive from HRA is a lifesaver. 

I’m 44 years young and I have been homeless for about five years. I tried living in the shelters but I didn’t like it. 

For about the last year and a half, I have been attending The City University of New York. 

First I was at LaGuardia Community College. I earned a 3.975 GPA after 36 credits. 

Now I’m at Baruch College. I’m in my first semester and things are going very well. 

I have been robbed several times and had my wallet stolen. A few times I reported it to the police and there should be police reports on the NYPD computers. 

I don’t have a criminal record at all. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t party. I don’t do anything illegal. 

One time I went to HRA for a new public benefits card. HRA gave me a temporary card. After I went back to get the permanent card, I received a letter saying I’m in trouble for losing cards. 

I have been robbed of clothes, laptops, smartphones, and anything else you can imagine. I will continue to try and be as careful as possible. 

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to improve my standing with HRA. I do everything exactly as HRA requests. I treat the staff at all HRA locations with the utmost respect at all times. 

Please advise.

Thank you and have a great day. 

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

@markpine360 Tweet showing the confirmation regarding my email to the New York City Human Resources Administration.
This is a YouTube video of me reading this blog post.

Email to the HRA commissioner about the date of my public assistance case recertification.

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Greetings HRA,

I always treat everyone at HRA, CUNY, etc., with the utmost respect at all times. That is more important than anything. 

My access HRA account says my recertification is for December 2020. I was outside of The Waverly Job Center this morning at seven this morning with my paperwork. 

When it was my turn the very nice person at the desk told me my recertification is for June 2021. 

I just wanted to double-check and make sure that is correct. I have had my case dropped once before with no explanation. 

I’m going to go back there at least three more times and wait in line for three hours to be one hundred percent sure that I don’t have recertification for a year and a half or more from the last one. 

If I’m correct my last HRA public assistance/cash assistance recertification case was November 2019. 

Please provide any feedback you deem appropriate.

Thank you and have a great day.

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

This is the email confirmation I received from HRA.

Thank you for contacting the City of New York. Your message has been forwarded to the appropriate agency for review and handling.

For future reference, your correspondence number is 1-1-4134723

Sincerely,

The City of New York

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