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Newark Today : Baraka Talks Lawsuit Over NYC's SOTA Program

The SOTA (or Special One Time Assistance) program has placed 1,200 homeless families from NYC in housing in Newark, since 2017. The program has recently made headlines around the quality of the housing stock, which has prompted the city to sue Mayor Bill De Blasio's administration, in an effort to stop the relocation program. 

This month, Host Michael Hill of NJTV News, will be joined by Mayor Ras Baraka and Corporation Counsel Kenyatta Stewart on Newark Today to discuss the issues surrounding the SOTA program, including Newark's efforts to locate the families and inspect the housing in question. 








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Alexandra Hill began her work with WBGO in June of 2012 in the news department. A graduate of the Rutgers Newark journalism program, Alexandra was also a student of WBGO News Director Doug Doyle. Alexandra has since become the lead general assignment reporter, afternoon news anchor, and producer of the award winning live call in show Newark Today. Since working for WBGO Alexandra has covered politics in and around Newark including the 2014 mayoral campaign of Mayor Ras Baraka as well as the senate campaigns of former Newark Mayor and now U.S. Senator Cory Booker in both 2013 and 2014. Alexandra also covers a host of human-interest stories, and has been recognized by the New York Association Of Black Journalists for her piece entitled Sheltering Newark’s Homeless.