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3,000 NYC Volunteers And Mayor De Blasio Volunteer In Annual Homeless Count

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 02.11.2016 | Impact

NEW YORK -- New Yorkers in every borough volunteered Monday night in the city's annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate. Mayor Bill De Blasio joi...

Woman Buys Out Toy Store, Brings Holiday Cheer To Kids In Need

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 11.19.2015 | Good News

A kind New Yorker is playing her part to make the holidays happy and bright for kids in need. Carol Suchman, a Manhattan resident and philanthropist,...

DC Advocates Mobilize to End Homelessness

Jean-Michel Giraud | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Jean-Michel Giraud

Faced with growing concerns about homelessness, several advocacy groups have mobilized in the last year to eradicate homelessness in the District. The...

How Landlords Profit From Homeless | Posted 02.11.2013 | Impact

Willy Machan acknowledges he is a gadfly, someone who writes bristling letters to local officials to get conditions improved in his grim single-room-o...

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...

Saki Knafo

Amid A Rising Tide Of Poverty, A Proposal To Change New York's Homeless Shelters | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.07.2012 | New York

As a tide of poverty rises throughout the country, the Bronx stands out as a place where the waters have climbed especially high. So it's no great sur...

Eleanor Goldberg

Counting Homeless For A Night Leads To Unsheltered Populations In Need | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact

While most New Yorkers were long curled up in bed at 1 a.m. Tuesday, Victoria Mohl was fighting back the January wind as she beelined for a shivering...

NYC May Offer Residents Furniture If They Take In The Homeless

Posted 01.20.2012 | New York

In order to relieve overcrowding in homeless shelters, the city's Department of Homeless Services may employ a plan that requires single adults curren...

City Council Might Sue Michael Bloomberg

Posted 11.28.2011 | New York

New York City Council is expected to file a lawsuit against Mayor Bloomberg Tuesday, seeking to stop a new law that would require homeless adults to p...

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.

15,000 Formerly Homeless NYC Families May Find Themselves Back In Shelters

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Recent budget cuts to a New York City program that helps families get out of homeless shelters and into apartments have sparked controversy, starting ...

Dept. Of Homeless Services Surveys Those Living On Cold Streets | By Sarah Armaghan and Daniel Beekman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

More than 3,600 volunteers fanned out across frigid streets overnight Monday to count the city's homeless. The annual survey is organized by the Depa...

Authorities Go AWOL At Contentious Homeless Shelter Meeting

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Manhattan residents were already irked when they arrived for a meeting about repurposing an Upper West Side hotel into a homeless shelter. But when go...

New York Study Leaves 200 Struggling Families To Fend For Themselves As Experiment

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

UPDATE: Mayor Bloomberg stepped up to defend the experiment on homeless families, which bars 200 families from taxpayer-funded program homeless assist...

Sleepless In New York: My Night at the HOPE Street Survey (SLIDESHOW)

Boonsri Dickinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Boonsri Dickinson

One night every year, volunteers walk thousands of miles on the grids of the city, Queen, Brooklyn, Staten Island, the Bronx, and climb through the underworld of the subways lines to count the homeless.