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Diane Jeantet

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Diane Jeantet is a freelance multimedia reporter interested in city politics and social justice issues. She has covered a wide range of topics such as homelessness, healthcare and the criminal justice system – either in print or video. A graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and Sciences Po in Paris, Diane has gained experience in online newspapers such as The Guardian, French daily LeMonde and most recently, The American Lawyer, in New York. You can follow her on Twitter or email her at:


Articles, Investigations and Blogs

Some mayoral candidates want to restore programs that place homeless families in regular housing. But one think-tank believes those programs drive shelter demand.

The mayor aimed to significantly reduce the homeless shelter population. The opposite has happened. Now, there's a lot more blame to go around than ideas on what to do next.

The homeless have always been with us. But somewhere along the way they changed from an isolated population of alcoholic men to a visible problem affecting families with children.

Produced in close concert with advocates, the mayor's 2004 initiative aimed for a paradigm shift in how the city approached homelessness. And it aimed to achieve it in record time.

The city and advocates argued over a series of issues. But they mostly joined forces to defend a crucial state program torpedoed by the state.

Some blame the collapse of a key housing program for high homeless numbers. Others say economic woes are still a factor.

Prosecutors and legislators report an increase in illegal sales of HIV medication by people looking to feed their families or support drug habits. Will tougher criminal penalties slow the market?