New York City

Policy

Strategies for solving homelessness in New York City and across the U.S.

A look at how communities are making progress helping people who are homeless.

Transportation

Policy

NYC’s public spaces are becoming increasingly hostile toward homeless people

Limited seating, or a lack of it, in places like Moynihan Train Hall, don’t make the city’s affordability problem go away.

Homelessness

Policy

Here are all the barriers to turning hotels into permanent housing

New legislation was meant to advance conversions of failed hotels into affordable housing, but it won’t be easy or cheap.

Opinion

Opinion

Opinion: Lessons for Adams on homelessness from his mayoral predecessors

Here’s what past mayors did to help the homeless and implement supportive housing policies, some more successfully than others.

Homelessness

Politics

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

Policy

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

Politics

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

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

Politics

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

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

Policy

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

Policy

Smaller homeless shelters need vaccination help

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

New York City

Politics

How the Lucerne Hotel reversal happened

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

Homelessness

Policy

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

Policy

Can de Blasio ever win on homelessness?

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

Coronavirus

Policy

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

Policy

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.

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