Homelessness

Homelessness

Jumaane Williams proposes ‘Homeless Bill of Rights’

The New York City public advocate wants to codify protections for unhoused people.

Homelessness

New York City workers keep throwing out homeless people’s belongings

The Sanitation Department said ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,’ but homeless advocates called the policy garbage.

Homelessness

Eric Adams insisted homeless shelters were ‘good’ alternative to encampments

The mayor responded to advocates who criticized him for directing city workers to clear makeshift campsites.

Homelessness

Bureaucratic delays, mistakes block homeless families from finding shelter: report

The average monthly percentage of homeless families with children deemed eligible for shelter in New York City dipped to the lowest level since 2014 last year.

Policy

Adams and Hochul have a new plan to reduce homelessness on NYC subways

Elected officials want to bring in more cops, social service outreach and legal pressure.

Homelessness

Hochul and Adams take tag-team approach to subway homelessness

The move to direct more cops to the subway system has already raised some eyebrows.

Policy

How NYC’s right to shelter mandate works

Over the past four decades, this consent decree has helped secure temporary housing for thousands of homeless New Yorkers in need – but is it making for sustainable solutions?

Nonprofits

What’s the deal with CORE Services Group?

The city’s biggest homeless services operator has been involved in some shady business dealings, according to a new report from The New York Times.

Homelessness

Christine Quinn’s on the other side of the table now

The former candidate weighs in on homeless policies in the New York City mayoral race.

Homelessness

Smaller homeless shelters need vaccination help

Overcoming hesitancy among residents and getting them to vaccination sites pose challenges.

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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.