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New York City Homelessness

The Untold Half of the Peeing Vagrant Story

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 07.12.2016 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

On Sunday, July 12th, the New York Post put an article on the front page of the paper showing a man semi-clothed being handcuffed by police with the title "URINE CUFFS!" The article then went on to demonize the homeless man.

NY Mayor Vows To Give 7,000 Homeless Families Permanent Shelter

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's new budget allocates $100 million toward fighting homelessness in America's most populous city, The New York Time...

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?

Child Homelessness In New York City Hit An All-Time High. Here's How It Can Be Fixed

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.26.2015 | Impact

A record number of kids in New York City are homeless and they won’t see any relief until they get access to more affordable housing, a new report c...

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...

Christopher Mathias

Over 3,000 People Volunteered To Help Count New York City's Homeless

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 02.13.2015 | Impact

NEW YORK -- Drew Cochran, 18, grew up in the "middle of nowhere" Idaho, where he said he rarely -- if ever -- saw a homeless person on the street. ...

In Counting the Homeless This Week, Let's Count Youth Who Exchange Sex for Shelter

Ariel Zwang | Posted 04.13.2015 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

Youth who are homeless will hang out in places where they've never been counted before and where you'd never recognize them. But those youth who are couch surfing, or worse, trading sex for a safe place to sleep (survival sex), will be left out.

A Blizzard Couldn't Stop These People From Helping Those In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 01.27.2015 | Impact

For some New Yorkers, Monday's blizzard conditions meant braving the cold for the sake of others who needed some help. Although the winter storm f...

NYC Beefs Up Outreach Teams To Get Homeless Off Frigid Streets

Reuters | Posted 03.11.2015 | Impact

By Ellen Wulfhorst and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK, Jan 8 (Reuters) - With temperatures in New York expected to plummet again on Thursday ...

New York Homeless Numbers Climb, Despite De Blasio's System Overhaul

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.29.2014 | Impact

The number of New Yorkers struggling with homelessness has reached unprecedented levels under a leader that vowed to take on the growing crisis. In...

Christopher Mathias

Outrage After NYPD Raid On Homeless Shelter

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact

Homeless advocates expressed anger this week at the prospect of more police raids on Manhattan homeless shelters, after NYPD officers last Friday arre...

New York City's Invisible Children

The New York Times | Posted 02.08.2014 | New York

She wakes to the sound of breathing. The smaller children lie tangled beside her, their chests rising and falling under winter coats and wool blankets...

City Homelessness On The Rise

Posted 01.09.2012 | New York

According to a new report by the Coalition For The Homeless, New York City's homeless shelter population rose to 41,000 at the end of October, making ...

The Accidental Mentor

Heather Kristin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Heather Kristin

Jill showed me that by losing everything, my home and at times my mother, I was given an opportunity to discover my true essence, be responsible for my own happiness, and that every day presents another chance to make something of my life.