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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.

There's A Good Reason New York's Homeless Often Sleep In The Subway

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 10.23.2015 | Impact

NEW YORK -- Ten years ago, William Burnett often spent his nights sleeping on the New York City subway. It was better than his other option: a shelter...

This Could Help Curb New York City's Homelessness Issue

The Huffington Post | Elisabeth Brier | Posted 09.04.2015 | Impact

Mayor Bill de Blasio may have once been reluctant to admit how serious and widespread the issue of homelessness is in the New York City, but it appear...

Homeless, And In Love: A Couple Living On The Street Shares Their Story

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.17.2015 | Good News

Though they don't have a roof over their heads, they have each other. Meet Takira and Will, a homeless New York City couple who spend their nights ...

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 ...

Homeless In America

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 06.02.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peop...

New York Police To Begin Kicking Out Homeless From Subways

| Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact

By Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska QUEENS — The NYPD and the MTA plan to clear homeless men and women out of the subway system after a skyrocketing number...

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.

Bloomberg Project Wastes Millions While 22,000 New York Children Remain Homeless -- What Will de Blasio Do?

Matthew Chapman | Posted 02.11.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

An expensive human scandal surrounds us. Thirty-three less prosperous countries take better care of their children than we do. It's unreal, it's shocking.

WATCH: Helping A Homeless Czech Man In NYC Get Home

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.27.2013 | New York

This weekend's frigid temperatures in New York City inspired some members of the Whatever video team to hand out clothes from the Thread Society to pe...

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.

Mayor Bloomberg, Homeless Denier

Carl Siciliano | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Carl Siciliano

For the past two years I've worked on a project called "Homeless for the Holidays," interviewing and photographing homeless LGBT youth during the winter months as they sleep on the streets of NYC, so frankly, it infuriates me that our mayor would say that "no one is sleeping on the streets."

Janell Ross

New York City Homeless Have Their Own Shelter Plans | Janell Ross | Posted 02.08.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Ronald Miller has a plan. Miller, 56, hasn’t had a reliable place to sleep in eight years. Yet with a nor'easter that the storm enth...

Post-Sandy: Remaining Focused on the Poor

David Saltzman | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
David Saltzman

We must find a way to harness the momentum and the good will generated by this event to address the ever-present needs and problems of the poor in this region. When we call upon the best within us, we have the ability to make a huge difference in the lives of millions.

Only in New York City

Ed Koch | Posted 02.03.2013 | New York
Ed Koch

Every now and then, a story surfaces that could only happen in New York City. On a very cold night, New York City police officer Lawrence DePrimo was on patrol in Times Square and came across a homeless man who was barefoot, sitting on the ground...

Cop Who Bought Boots For Homeless Man: 'I Had To Help Him'

Posted 11.30.2012 | Impact

UPDATED: Nov. 30, 2012, 5:43 p.m. EST When NYPD Officer Larry DePrimo bought boots for a homeless man who had blisters "the size of his palm,” he...

Chronicles of a G-Man -- Gouges for Freaks (Part One of Two)

Paul Gordon | Posted 01.19.2013 | Impact
Paul Gordon

In a low-income area of roughly four streets, a city worker can find up to 40 or 50 abandoned shopping carts every two weeks.

Joy Resmovits

Homeless New Yorkers Face Sandy Without Shelter: 'I Can Survive Just Like This' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.29.2012 | Green

NEW YORK -- As Hurricane Sandy hurtled toward New York City on Monday, Eduardo Acevedo, 57, sat in an empty lot just steps from the Hudson River. Stra...

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...

City's Homeless Children Population Nears Great Depression Highs

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 03.05.2013 | New York

City records show the number of homeless children living in New York City shelters rose to a staggering 19,000 last week, The Daily News reports. ...

Record Homelessness Calls for New Approach

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 08.13.2012 | New York
Christine C. Quinn

Homelessness in New York City is the highest it's been since the Great Depression. This is simply unacceptable in the wealthiest city in the world, and we can and must do better.

The Law of the Subway

Joseph Rauch | Posted 07.14.2012 | College
Joseph Rauch

I thought the MTA regulations of prohibiting soliciting on the subway were harsh until recently.

Give Us Your Tired

Tom Allon | Posted 06.30.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

New York still has an inexcusably large homeless population who seek shelter every night. The growing unemployment rate leads me to believe that homelessness is just better concealed these days.

Bloomberg: No Food Donations For The Homeless

Posted 03.20.2012 | New York

In a move that combines the mayor's affinity for overbearing health regulations with his controversial stance on homeless shelters already under fire ...

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...