Entries by Danny Perry, Director of Community Engagement

NYC Residents with Disabilities to Benefit from Where We Live NYC Initiative

The Fair Housing Act (FHA), passed into law in 1968, protects several classes of individuals from discrimination when renting, buying, or financing a home, including people with disabilities, while New York State and the New York City Human Rights Law provide additional protections based on factors such as age and citizenship. The FHA, through a […]

Keeping Wheelchair Users on the Move

If you use a wheelchair, as 30 percent of our members do, you know how important it is to have your equipment in tiptop shape. That’s why ICS took action early on in the life of our agency, creating the only comprehensive, community-based wheelchair evaluation, repair and maintenance program in NYC. Our Program, which operates […]

Starting Out at ICS—A New Employee’s Perspective

I joined Independence Care System (ICS) in October as the Director of Community Engagement and have quickly come to realize how special this organization is. While going through the interviewing process, I heard a few common themes—that employees truly love their work, are committed to the ICS mission, and have a strong sense of family. […]