Nonprofit leaders, experts and policymakers gathered at City & State’s “Blueprint for Change: Ending Cycles of Gender-Based Violence & Homelessness” conference to bring light to key obstacles faced by survivors.
The city wants the court to relieve it of the right to shelter mandate whenever the homeless population spikes amid a state of emergency.
Significant policy reforms for addressing the homelessness crisis are at stake.
The mayor said his action to expand rental assistance has helped hundreds of families. Meanwhile, the City Council prepares for a veto override to expand assistance further.
Of the 2,308 people involuntarily removed from street encampments, just three ended up in permanent housing.
If someone is seeking a bed in a shelter, it’s because they need a bed in a shelter.
Mayor Eric Adams vetoed a package of bills expanding access to housing vouchers, but the City Council is prepared to vote to override the veto.
Adams nixes ‘90-day rule’ for homeless New Yorkers – setting up possible veto of housing voucher expansion
City Council leaders believe they would have enough votes to override a mayoral veto.
People living on the street were among the most vulnerable to the wildfire smoke that blanketed the city.
As many New Yorkers remain on city streets exposed to potential health risks, advocates and city outreach teams have fanned out across the city, administering aid and encouraging people to come indoors.
City Hall said that council legislation to expand eligibility for housing vouchers would cost billions and make it more difficult for those most in need to access them.
Mayor Eric Adams did not directly criticize Daniel Penny, the former Marine who put Neely into a deadly chokehold on a subway car
Neely didn’t deserve to die for being in a heightened level of distress.
Progressives criticized the governor – and Mayor Adams – for not forcefully condemning the killing of Jordan Neely.
New York City Council members say individual sleeping areas would improve homeless New Yorkers’ quality of life.
A bill is now in the City Council to scrap the waiting period, but Mayor Eric Adams hasn’t said he’ll support it.
Interviews & Profiles
A Q&A with homeless advocate Shams DaBaron on visiting the migrant facility and more.
New York City
A look at how communities are making progress helping people who are homeless.
Limited seating, or a lack of it, in places like Moynihan Train Hall, don’t make the city’s affordability problem go away.