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New York Homeless Families

Why New York City's Homeless Family Policies Keep Failing

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 02.24.2016 | New York
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

The problem is that the city has always approached family homelessness in the wrong way. For decades the city has tried to make families fit an emergency system rather than making the system responsive to the specific needs of families.

Number Of Homeless New Yorkers New Record-High.. Again

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact

New York City's homelessness crisis continues to grow. According to city records, the number of residents living without stable shelter reached an ...

Every Child Deserves a Book, a Toy and a Blanket

Allison Kugel | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Allison Kugel

I am happy and grateful for the vast network of giving that Project Night Night oversees in conjunction with shelters throughout the United States.

Homelessness in New York City: No Easy Fix

Nan Roman | Posted 03.05.2014 | New York
Nan Roman

The recent New York Times series Invisible Child powerfully describes the life of Dasani, a 12-year old girl who has spent years in the New York City...

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...

Heartless About The Homeless

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lita Smith-Mines

I am firmly convinced that until the rest of us adopt a "we're in this together" attitude and press our elected officials to slow down foreclosures and speed up hiring, home values will keep falling and businesses will keep failing.

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...

One Size Does Not Fit All: Rapid Rehousing and Homeless Families

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

New York City is emerging as an example of how a narrow focus on housing can have serious unintended consequences for so many homeless families.

Orayne Williams Goes From Homeless In New York To Successful High School Senior

AOL News | Lisa Flam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

A high school senior has overcome the challenges of being homeless and abandoned by his family to excel in school and earn a college scholarship....

Joseph Mungin, Father Of Five, Finally Has A Couch

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The New York Times' Neediest Cases series sheds light on those struggling financially. Though many of these stories are of those affected by the reces...

Herminia Rojas: Homeless Mom Travels Over Two Hours Daily To Educate Her Children | Rachel Monahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

She's got no job, no apartment, no husband - but Herminia Rojas is making sure her kids have something: a decent education. The 41-year-old newly hom...

NY Homeless Families Grow As Summer Comes

New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Many New Yorkers view summer as a time for vacations, camp and lazy days at the beach. But city officials have been preparing for quite a different su...