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New York City Homeless Shelters

The Dollars and Sense of a Basic Education

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 05.25.2015 | Impact
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

When average length of stay is over a year and over half the families who leave shelter return, would it not make sense to address the gap in a parent's education while they wait for a viable housing option to become available?

NYC Dedicates $6 Million To Help Homeless Who Sleep In Subways

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact

The city that never sleeps is upping efforts to reach those without beds to call their own. New York City, currently experiencing record-high rate...

When the Right to Shelter Isn't Quite Right

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 09.23.2013 | New York
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

New York City has always provided for those in need. What is in question now is how to do so in an efficient, effective, and humane way, one that is fair to both those citizens truly in need and those New Yorkers who are paying the bill.

NYC Homeless Spending To Surge To $800 Million

| Posted 03.07.2013 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer NEW YORK CITY — The city will spend more than $800 million this year on homeless shelters — an increa...

NYC Poverty Rate Rises As Gap Between Rich And Poor Widens

Posted 09.20.2012 | New York

New York City's poverty rate rose for the third straight year, with nearly 74,000 more people falling below the poverty line in 2011, according to a n...

Bloomberg: NYC Homeless Shelters Offer 'More Pleasurable Experience'

Posted 08.24.2012 | New York

While attending a press conference in Queens on Thursday, Mayor Bloomberg said New York City's homeless shelters have improved so greatly in recent ye...

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.

Making the City Stronger

New York City Council Progressive Caucus | Posted 08.01.2012 | New York
New York City Council Progressive Caucus

As the New York City Council grapples with a budget that proposes cuts to child care, senior services and homeless shelters, to name a few, the handouts to corporations and big banks with little accountability or transparency are appalling.

NYC Delays Homeless Shelter Screening Policy

Posted 01.11.2012 | New York

City officials have decided to postpone the start of a controversial policy that seeks to interview people seeking homeless shelters in order to deter...