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New York Homelessness

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.

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...

New York's Homeless Crisis | Posted 03.08.2013 | Impact

New York City has prospered during the 12-year mayoralty of Michael Bloomberg, which comes to an end this year. But the same cannot be said of all ...

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."

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...

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.

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.

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...

Record Number Of Homeless Stayed At New York Shelters

Posted 06.11.2011 | New York

A record number of people slept in New York's homeless shelters last year, according to a new report from the advocacy group Coalition for the Homeles...