Homelessness

Personality

How Shams DaBaron became the ‘homeless hero’

The Lucerne resident helped organize an upcoming mayoral forum.

New York City

How the Lucerne Hotel reversal happened

A threatened lawsuit caused NYC to move homeless men out of the Upper West Side.

Homelessness

City Council and de Blasio battle over hotels for the homeless

There are concerns about the cost of providing homeless adults with their own rooms – and whether it’s even helpful.

Homelessness

Can de Blasio ever win on homelessness?

The governor has put the mayor to work figuring out homelessness on the NYC subways.

Coronavirus

Homeless New Yorkers at greater risk from COVID-19

A struggle to pay for resources and staff hampers New York City’s ability to help the homeless.

New York City

NYC got homeless vets off the streets. Can it replicate the feat?

A major federal initiative, plenty of city resources and coordination were key in the city’s success.

Homelessness

Will de Blasio’s subway homelessness plan be a train wreck?

Homeless advocates, outreach workers and cops say the mayor’s approach doesn’t address root causes.

Homelessness

How New York’s programs and policies are keeping the homeless on the street

Despite damning reports, calls to action and billions spent, New York is perpetuating the crisis.

New York City

Time for a second Cuomo commission on homelessness

New York City needs a comprehensive review of its approach to housing the homeless.

Homelessness

Is de Blasio passing the buck on street homelessness?

The next mayor will decide whether de Blasio’s new plan will succeed or fail.

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New York City

Relocation of homeless not biggest concern with New York City program

A better payment process is vital for the program housing the city’s homeless, critics say.

Homelessness

New York City’s sending the homeless to Newark causes legal clash

The Big Apple’s smaller neighbor filed a lawsuit over the practice.