Email to the New York City public assistance office about my storage room. May 14, 2022.

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Greetings HRA,

First and foremost, thank you and your staff for the amazing help you provide to New Yorkers including myself. I always treat your staff with the utmost respect at all times. 

I just uploaded my new storage bill on May 11, 2022. The bill is due by June 1, 2022. 

I downloaded the bill PDF from the storage company on my phone. Then I took a screenshot of the storage bill PDF. Then I uploaded the picture storage bill PDF into the HRA app. 

From my experience, the result is a perfectly clear copy of my storage bill reaches your staff. 

For the past two or three months, I submit my storage bill and the check doesn’t go out until past the due date. Also, I have to email your office through the public web form every month or the check isn’t mailed to the storage company. 

I’m not sure why that’s the case. 

It seems like common sense that everyone on public assistance doesn’t have to visit their HRA center every single month. That would be a huge amount of extra work for your team. 

I also can’t imagine that every month, all New Yorker’s on public assistance or SNAP (food stamps) have to contact your staff via this web form. 

Please help me if you can figure out why I have to contact your office every month to have the check mailed to my storage company. I asked the good people at HRA 14 Street and they don’t know. 

If there is anything else I have to do please let me know and I’ll do it immediatly. 

Please advise. 

Thank you and have a great day.

Mark Pine

Your City of New York Correspondence Number is #1-1-4241963

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: NYC law enforcement is threatening HRA to hold back my welfare MetroCard like they have done several times before. 

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If you’re not on welfare, you probably have no idea what I’m talking about. 

People I know pay NYC law enforcement (NYPD, etc.) to harass, sabotage, tease, attack, and rob me. 

Disclaimers: Use this information at your own risk. Results are not guaranteed. Verify everything yourself. All information is subject to change. If you have an emergency call 911. 

I was providing web marketing services to companies and NYC law enforcement chased away several of my clients. 

Now I’m homeless and on welfare. I don’t have a criminal record. I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t party. I don’t do anything illegal. 

The NYC welfare office (HRA) or public assistance office gives me money for a MetroCard because I go to college. 

Now for some reason, HRA stopped giving me the money for my MetroCard. Therefore I have to take the money out of the little money I have for food to buy a MetroCard every week because I’m not going to jump the turnstile. 

I suspect NYC law enforcement is the reason that HRA isn’t giving me my MetroCard money. NYC law enforcement runs around to every government agency I interact with and tries to sabotage me. 

Regardless if HRA helps NYC law enforcement sabotage me or not, I always treat everyone at HRA with the utmost respect at all times. 

This is a letter I’m about to email to the Department of Social Services Commissioner. 

Greetings Commissioner, 

HRA saved my life and is still saving it. Thank you. 

I always treat all staff of HRA with the utmost respect at all times. 

I’m a full-time student at Baruch College, The City University of New York. 

In addition to HRA being very helpful, the CUNY Edge office is great as well. If I’m correct I believe that HRA has all the necessary documentation from Baruch College, The City University of New York to confirm that I’m a full-time student. 

People I know from Long Island pay the top NYC law enforcement (NYPD) to run around and try and sabotage my every move. They are the reason I’m homeless. 

I don’t drink. I don’t smoke. I don’t party. I don’t date. I don’t do anything illegal. I don’t have a criminal record. I’m just broke because NYC law enforcement robbed me and I have bad credit. 

I suspect the reason I’m not receiving the MetroCard money is that as usual NYC law enforcement is threatening the person at HRA in charge of sending the MetroCard money and telling the person not to send it. 

That is why I’m contacting you, the Commissioner. 

I don’t take it personally. I’m not upset. 

Please help. If you require any additional information from me please let me know. 

Thank you and have a great day. 

Mark Pine

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

Email to Baruch College about tuition and financial aid.

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Greetings,

First of all, I love Baruch College and CUNY. I’m having the best time ever. 

My professors are amazing. The support staff is amazing. Baruch College CUNY is the best opportunity ever. 

I finished almost all my schoolwork for the Fall 2021 semester about a month early. College is my number one priority. 

I’m not sure who I’m supposed to contact about the tuition that I owe, so I’m contacting the three offices. Please let me know if there is anyone else I should contact about this matter. 

I’m signed up for two classes this summer 2021. The online Baruch College website says I owe $459 for summer 2021 in addition to my financial aid. 

If I drop one of the summer classes and only take one class this summer, would that lower the amount of money I have to pay to attend Baruch College this summer? 

If yes, I’ll drop one summer class and only take one class this summer instead of two. 

Depending on how much I will have to pay to attend summer 2021 classes, I might not take any classes this summer. 

It all depends on what the Department of Social Services / Human Resources Administration requires.

Please let me know if dropping one class and only taking one class this summer will lower the money owed when you can. Thank you:-)

If taking one class this summer isn’t included in my financial aid, I might take the summer off. I’ll make the decision after speaking with HRA and seeing what the cost is to take one class this summer instead of two. 

The online Baruch College website says I owe $283 for Fall 2021. Can I pay that amount out of my Fall 2021 student loan refund? Or do I have to pay it before the semester starts? 

If I’m allowed, I’ll pay the balance due for fall 2021 out of my Fall 2021 student loan refund. If I’m required to pay the balance before then, I’ll pay for the fall in the next few weeks. 

Please advise. 

Thank you and have a great day.

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

Email I’m sending to the financial aid office of every college in New York City about my 2020 HRA public assistance case recertification.

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Greetings,

I’m a student at CUNY. I’m trying to find out the rules regarding student loans and public assistance. I’ve already gone through all the proper channels and I still don’t know.

This year my HRA public assistance case recertification was moved from November 2020 to December 2020. My student loans are going to land into my Chase Bank account a few weeks before my HRA public assistance case recertification. The amount is about $5000.

I was told by staff at CUNY and HRA Waverly Job Center that I can receive student loans and public assistance at the same time. No one at CUNY or HRA is certain if having thousands of dollars in my bank account or a large student loan deposit at the same time as my HRA public assistance recertification is going to affect my case.

If anyone has the answer please let me know.

Thank you and have a great day.

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

I love CUNY.

Some of the schools responded and said to contact my financial aid office. This is the email I responded to them with:

Greetings,

I’m confident CUNY has a lot of people who are on public assistance and financial aid. I asked them if receiving a $5000 cash deposit from student loans a few days or weeks before my HRA public assistance case recertification will affect my recertification and they said they weren’t sure. 

That is why I’m contacting every college in New York City to try and find a staff member who might have experience with this specific situation. I mentioned in my initial email that I already went through all the proper channels and I still don’t have an answer. 

I’d rather spend the time now to figure out the situation than wait and have an issue in the middle of the winter when I need to be focusing on my studies. My current GPA is a 4.0 after 27 credits and I’m doing everything in my power to maintain it. 

My school said they haven’t had a student with this specific issue so they can’t provide a definitive answer. They are as helpful and friendly as can be, they just don’t know. If it wasn’t for the awesome support at CUNY I wouldn’t have a 4.0 GPA. 

I guess no one on HRA public assistance has taken a direct loan of $5,000. 

If there is anyone else at the school who has experience with student loans and HRA public assistance please forward this email to them. My thought process is there has to be someone at one of the NYC colleges who has the answer. 

Thank you and have a great day.

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

I love CUNY.

Email to the public assistance help desk at the CUNY school I attend.

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Greetings,

First and foremost, I treat everyone at The New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA), CUNY, etc., with the utmost respect at all times. That is more important than anything. I understand that everyone is doing their best under the circumstances. I appreciate the consideration I receive from all parties involved. 

I just read the email you sent. I’m in quite a predicament. I have no idea why but for some reason my HRA public assistance recertification date was moved from November 2020 to December 2020. Normally I receive my student loans after my HRA recertification and it doesn’t affect my public assistance case. Now that my HRA recertification has been moved my student loan money is going to land in my account at the same time as my HRA case recertification. 

I’m homeless and I wouldn’t go back to a homeless shelter under any circumstances. I had a horrible experience at two shelters. For the past 5 years, I usually sleep in a chair on the subway platform when it’s cold. Now the subways are closed during my sleeping hours. Additionally, the school is closed. All my go-to places to stay warm are locked up for the winter. 

I need the student loan money to rent access to a coworking space so I have somewhere to go this winter when it’s freezing cold outside. The ATM’s will be filled with my homeless sisters and brothers, so I can’t stay there. Plus the police and bank security are constantly patrolling and clearing everyone out.

I’m going to require my usual $500 per month or so cash assistance and SNAP for food. If I have an issue in the middle of December or January with my public assistance, the coldest months of the year, that is going to be tough. I’m spending hundreds of hours now trying to figure this out so I can avoid a disaster later. Plus there are so many people on public assistance, who knows how long it will take for a glitch in the HRA system to update. 

My HRA public assistance case was already dropped once years ago and I was never given a reason. I do everything HRA asks immediately and I treat everyone with the utmost respect at all times. For the life of me, I have no idea why my case was dropped. 

The HRA approved job program I used to attend would tease us that they were going to drop our cases but that was after my case was dropped and it hasn’t been dropped since. The HRA approved job program would say FTC (fail to comply) over and over for fun. That place was torture. That is why I love the opportunity to go to school and do something productive instead of sitting around the job center from 9 AM to 4 PM 5 days per week doing absolutely nothing for 90% of the time with the staff threatening FTC. There were no computers to use, no WiFi, etc. 

Maybe everything will go smoothly with my recertification but I have a suspicion that $5000 cash from student loans might affect my case if it lands in my account on the same date of my HRA public assistance case recertification. I contacted every single HRA public contact and they refuse to provide an answer. I visited the HRA office on West 14th Street and they were not sure. Thinking about it now, I’m going to go back and try to speak with them again in person. I emailed the financial aid office at school and they are not sure if the money will affect my case. 

I have started contacting financial aid offices at additional New York City colleges, outside of CUNY, trying to find anyone who might have the answer or a contact at HRA. I’m going to contact the public advocate, Manhattan Borough President, Queens Borough President, and anyone else I can think of. 

If you have any additional contacts for me to reach out to regarding this matter please let me know. 

Thank you and have a great day.

Ever upward,

Mark Pine

I love CUNY.

This is another email I just sent to Steven Banks the Commissioner of The New York City Human Resources Administration / Department of Social Services (HRA/DSS)

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Greetings,

My HRA public assistance case recertification was moved from November 2020 to December 2020 for some reason. I’m not sure why.

I believe I can recertify my public assistance case on either October 15 or November 1. Not sure which one, but it’s one or the other. Normally I would be able to recertify my HRA case on September 15 or October 1.

Is it going to affect my pubic assistance case that a $5000 student loan is going to hit my account literally the day I’m up for recertification of my public assistance case now that the date was moved? I was told I was allowed to receive a student loan while on public assistance. I just want to make sure.

I want the student loan 100%. I need it to survive this winter. I’m not going to a homeless shelter and everything is closed including the subway where I normally sleep when it’s freezing outside. I wouldn’t go to a homeless shelter, I’ve been there and I don’t like it. I’ll leave it at that.

I’m going to spend a few dollars of my student loans to rent access to co-working spaces that I can use to get out of the cold for a few hours here and there and get my schoolwork done.

Of course, I have to throw in here I have a 4.0 GPA after 27 credits with a 100% attendance record. All while being homeless the whole time.

Please provide any feedback you deem appropriate.

Thank you and have a great day.

Ever upward,

Mark Pine