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Bronx Community Leaders Irked By Homeless Shelter
The 2013 Primary Candidates on Homelessness
Suit Over Homeless Shelters in East New York
Advocates Fear Homeless Program Threatens Affordable Housing
Report: New Mayor Should Stop Re-Housing the Homeless
Bloomberg's Homelessness Saga: Success. Failure. Now What?
A Brief History of Homelessness in New York
Bloomberg's Homeless Plan Was Incredibly Ambitious
As Homeless Numbers Rose, Clashes Over Policies
Debate Over Root of Shelter Surge, Mayor's Legacy
The Men Who Ride the Homeless Bus
City Investigating Home for LGBT Youth
Deep Concerns about ‘Three-Quarter’ Housing
Lawsuits Target Three-Quarter Operators
Three-Quarter Houses Mix Problems with Positives
Amid Court Fight, Formerly Homeless In Limbo
Winter Raises Stakes for Homeless in Greenpoint
From Blue-Collar to the Welfare Line
One Woman's Plan to Beat Poverty
The Principal Is New. The School Is Closing.
Over 3,000 New Yorkers live on the streets or in the subways and nearly 40,000 reside in shelters. These numbers have soared in recent years reportedly due to the economic recession. With thousands of layoffs, it is not surprising that many New Yorkers found it challenging to keep up with home payments while keeping food on the table. Many turn to the shelters as a means of support during difficult times. The city’s Department of Homeless Services works to prevent homelessness and to aid those already homeless.
Only one in four survey respondents approve of the mayor's handling of homelessness, even though most say they haven't seen an increase in homelessness under the mayor.
Homeless policy has dogged the last four mayors of New York City. A recent panel looked at how the next mayor might turn the page.
The Department of Homeless Services announced a "decline of 28 percent across the five boroughs since 2005." That was the good news.
The National Council on Crime and Delinquency recognized our coverage of staff sexual misconduct in New York's prisons and the housing challenges facing former inmates.
The number of homeless women veterans tracked by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs has more than doubled in the past five years, but they are poorly served by existing programs, an investigation finds.
A new report on homelessness in New York calls for some shelter residents to be housed for a year to 18 months, so they can get the time and resources needed to become self-sufficient.
A state judge ruled that New York can end a rent-subsidy program for formerly homeless people that lost its state and federal funding.
Advocates are speaking out against proposed cuts to programs that feed and house people living with HIV/AIDS.
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Almost one-third of homeless families in the shelter system are survivors of domestic violence. Mayor-elect de Blasio needs to act quickly to more adequately serve this vulnerable population.
The episode and the web comments it generated revealed how easy it is to dehumanize people living on the streets. There are alternatives to cold water when stores need to move the homeless along.
The mayor-elect has warned that systemic change will be hard, and he's right. But that doesn't mean there aren't simple ways he can make life better for the 50,000 people in homeless shelters.
Homelessness exacerbates chronic conditions, reduces life expectancy and raises medical costs. Public policies ought to reflect that reality.
The next mayor will inherit a substantial homelessness problem. He should prevent evictions by giving tenants representation in housing court.
A report by Franklin Romeo and Jennifer Ching of (Queens Legal Services and Legal Services NYC) explores foreclosure risks in neighborhoods hit hard by Sandy and finds that some of the steps taken by banks in the wake of the storm "[create] a situation where a homeowner is likely to fall into a mortgage delinquency."
Three case studies: Ho w MBAs are transforming the ways nonprofits do business.