Homelessness

Protestors at the Lucerne Hotel on September 9, 2020.
A threatened lawsuit caused NYC to move homeless men out of the Upper West Side.
The New York City Council could hold an emergency vote as early as Tuesday on a bill that would allow all homeless single adults to stay in hotel rooms alone.
There are concerns about the cost of providing homeless adults with their own rooms – and whether it’s even helpful.
The homeless in NYC have sought refuge from the pandemic by riding the mostly empty subways.
The governor has put the mayor to work figuring out homelessness on the NYC subways.
An empty subway underground passage on Monday. Many New Yorkers can make the choice to stay home, homeless New Yorkers cannot.
A struggle to pay for resources and staff hampers New York City’s ability to help the homeless.
Former commissioner of the city Department of Veterans' Services Loree Sutton.
A major federal initiative, plenty of city resources and coordination were key in the city’s success.
Mayor Bill de Blasio riding the subway, his homelessness plan has been broadly criticized.
Homeless advocates, outreach workers and cops say the mayor’s approach doesn’t address root causes.
Despite spending billions of dollars New York City seems incapable of addressing the humanitarian crisis that is its homeless problem.
Despite damning reports, calls to action and billions spent, New York is perpetuating the crisis.
In New York City, the annual budget for homelessness tops $3 billion, yet 62,000 homeless people are overwhelming the municipal shelter system.
New York City needs a comprehensive review of its approach to housing the homeless.
Mayor Bill de Blasio released a plan to end street homelessness in five years.
The next mayor will decide whether de Blasio’s new plan will succeed or fail.
New York City has been sending homeless people around the country, and now the cities they move to are pushing back.
A better payment process is vital for the program housing the city’s homeless, critics say.
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