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Coalition for the Homeless

These Two States Are Failing Their Homeless Populations

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 01.30.2014 | Business

New York City and Los Angeles have vastly larger homeless populations than any other cities in the country. But while most of New York's homeless popu...

Some Choice Nonprofits

Richard Abrons | Posted 08.12.2013 | New York
Richard Abrons

We New Yorkers are a generous bunch. Mostly we know where we want to help. Some of us, however, are unsure of where to aim their dollars. These organizations are worthy of your investigation.

The Big Apple, Biggest and Best in... Homelessness?

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

New York leads the nation with many superlatives: it's the biggest, the artiest and most visited of our cities. Now, it has topped its own unfortunate record, with more homeless people sleeping in shelters each night than ever: more than 50,000 each night.

An Open Letter to Mayor Bloomberg

Mary Brosnahan | Posted 05.08.2013 | New York
Mary Brosnahan

Mr. Bloomberg, as the Director of the Programs at the Coalition for the Homeless, I write to respond to your comment that the Coalition is "not a reputable organization."

'I'm A Piece Of Garbage As Far As These People Are Concerned'

AP | GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 10.08.2012 | Business

COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Army veteran Don Matyja was getting by alright on the streets of this city tucked in Southern California suburbia until he got t...

Homelessness Up 23 Percent In New York City: Survey

Posted 05.01.2012 | Impact

New York City's homeless population has increased 23 percent in one year, according to a new survey. On Jan. 30, the Department of Homeless Servic...

Crazy New Game Let's You Shoot REAL Homeless People

Posted 02.24.2012 | Impact

Android users have a controversial new game at their fingertips. HoboHunt awards players for hunting down poor people and virtually killing them. ...

Tyler Kingkade

Homeless In New York Highlighted In Aftermath Of Occupy Wall Street Zuccotti Eviction

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.19.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- When Occupy Wall Street protesters took over a park in Lower Manhattan this fall, they drew attention, perhaps inadvertently, to a proble...

Mapping Out New York's Wealthiest And Poorest Neighborhoods

Posted 12.08.2011 | New York

WNYC has built an interesting map using data from the Census Bureau to highlight the city's wealthiest and poorest neighborhoods. The data, which ...

The Future Is Unwritten

Shepard Fairey | Posted 01.15.2012 | Impact
Shepard Fairey

2011-11-15-ShepardFaireypull.jpg It is only possible for society to evolve in a positive direction with a healthy balance of honoring both the needs of the individual, and promoting basic human rights and equality of the collective.

Record Number Of Homeless Stayed At New York Shelters

Posted 06.11.2011 | New York

A record number of people slept in New York's homeless shelters last year, according to a new report from the advocacy group Coalition for the Homeles...

Program to Keep Homeless Out of Shelters Terminated

David Noriega | Posted 05.31.2011 | New York
David Noriega

New York City will soon terminate the Advantage program, which helps formerly homeless families pay rent in private apartments.

There's No Place Like Home

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Wendy Diamond

As fall turns to winter in New York City, we feel lucky to retreat to a warm and cozy home every night. However, there are too many people in the city who aren't so fortunate.

Help Another Kid

Olivia Oldham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Olivia Oldham

I'm so excited for the new school year: the most brilliant feeling is when I step into Staples and smell the scent of fresh notebooks and pencils. But many kids in homeless shelters don't know this feeling of excitement.

Connecting the Dots: Rising Homelessness and Chronic Joblessness

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

The Congress was unable to pass a new extension for unemployment insurance benefits before the July 4th holiday recess. The impact on New York and other large cities is immediate and devastating.

16th Annual Women Mean Business Luncheon Celebrates Record Attendance, Raises Money & Awareness For Coalition For The Homeless's First Step Program (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

On Thursday April 8th, scores of impressive women and men gathered at The Pierre Hotel in New York City for the 16th Annual Women Mean Business lunche...

Arthur Delaney

N.Y. Group Mobilizes To Help Girl Prevented From Graduating By Homelessness

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York City bureaucrats won't let Rosa Bracero graduate from high school because her family is homeless. The Daily News reported Thursday that Brac...

NYC's Record Homeless Shelter Population and How to Tackle the Crisis

Mary Brosnahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mary Brosnahan

Compared to 2002, 45% more New Yorkers are sleeping in municipal homeless shelters each year. Homelessness is rising -- so change the city's policy.

Why on Earth Is Bill Thompson Smiling?

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

Given Thompson's financial disadvantage, losing by a respectable margin to Bloomberg can be spun as a moral victory, so in a sense Thompson can't lose. But his people think they can win.

Beyond Thanksgiving -- Feeding the Hungry in New York City

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

In an urban center of extremes where the haves and have-nots are acutely aware of each other, this fall's economic downturn has created a definitive shift.

Alec Baldwin Does PSA For Homeless

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — Alec Baldwin is lending his voice to critics of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's homelessness policies. The "30 Rock" actor narrat...