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Housing First Doesn't Work: The Homeless Need Community Support

Pat LaMarche | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

With commentary that would make any civil rights advocate cringe, Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness President and CEO Ralph DaCosta Nunez explained that three public policy implementations alienated the average American voter.

What Would Mary Do?

Pat LaMarche | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

Poor families can't forget that Christmas -- or any winter holiday -- is for children. But for tens of millions of U.S. children living in ever deepening poverty, there's literally no way for their parents to get them gifts without going to unenviable extremes.

Failure at the Finish Line: How the Bloomberg Administration Increased Family Homelessness

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 02.09.2014 | New York
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

Family homelessness is not a one-dimensional issue -- that not all families become homeless for the same reason.Without coming to grips with these realities, those in the Bloomberg administration were never able to get ahead of the issue.

The Story of the Low-income Housing Shortage in America

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 01.06.2013 | Impact
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

A generation ago, roughly two out of every 10 families spent more than 30 percent of their income on rent; today this proportion has doubled to almost four out of every 10 families.

A Fair and Practical Right to Shelter

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 10.22.2012 | New York
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

New York has always chosen the road less travelled when it came to serving the homeless. But the city's generous right to shelter policy has become a road that brings many more to New York than we can serve.

Saki Knafo

Report: NYC Providing Less Money For Child Care | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.29.2012 | New York

A new report says the number of low-income working families who receive child-care subsidies from the New York City government is on the decline. ...

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...