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Homeless, Not Hopeless

Camille Rivera | Posted 08.13.2015 | New York
Camille Rivera

Homelessness is a consequence of many factors that plague our society and our communities -- from gentrification, to low wages, to issues of mental illness and family crisis. Yes, these myriad issues manifest themselves in our shelter system and the solutions are never easy.

Miley Cyrus Writes Heartfelt Letter To NY Governor Seeking Funds For Homeless Youth

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 09.17.2015 | Impact

Miley Cyrus is continuing to use her star power to advocate on behalf of young people in need. The 22-year-old singer wrote a letter to New York Go...

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 ...

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...

Number Of Homeless Kids In NYC Spikes 63 Percent In 5 Years: Report

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact

New York City neighborhoods known for their middle-class appeal may be tumbling down the socioeconomic ladder, and children are suffering the conseque...

Right Now, N.Y.C. Has Record Numbers Of Homeless People In Shelters.. And Billionaires

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact

Income inequality is in full swing around the Big Apple. The number of homeless people living in shelters broke a record this week, according to WN...

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 peo...

New York Mayor Bringing Back Rental Assistance For The Homeless

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 04.17.2014 | Impact

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is hoping to bring down the city's record-high homelessness with the creation of a new rental subsidy program -...

New York's Homeless Children Get Renewed Attention

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 02.28.2014 | Impact

New York City Council members are urging Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration to provide increased assistance for the city's homeless children. A ...

Emily Thomas

Facing Homelessness In The Wake of Hercules | Emily Thomas | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

Hercules, the first gripping winter storm of 2014, barreled across 22 states Thursday night, affecting approximately one-third of the nation and killi...

De Blasio Invites Mother Of 'Invisible Child' To Inauguration

Posted 12.31.2013 | New York

The mother of Dasani, a homeless girl whose family was recently profiled in the powerful New York Times series "Invisible Child," has been invited to ...

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...

WATCH: NYC Homelessness Rises To 50,000

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 03.06.2013 | New York

A new report reveals the number of people living in homeless shelters has surpassed 50,000 people a night-- a record high for the city and a 19 percen...

Bloomberg: 'No One Is Sleeping On The Streets'

Posted 02.20.2013 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that "no one is sleeping on the streets" in New York City, NY1 reports. The comment-- in response to a New ...

WATCH: Not In My Neighborhood: Are Liberals Fighting To Keep Segregation?

Posted 10.25.2012 | New York

As officials work to accomodate the New York City's rising homelessness population, many wealthy neighborhoods have voiced their dismay over shelters ...

NYC Homeless Shelters Appearing In Wealthy Neighborhoods Alarm Residents

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 10.10.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- With a grand entryway of ornate white stonework, the elegant building seems to blend right into this Manhattan neighborhood of multimillio...

City Responds To Sharp Rise In Homelessness By Adding Five New Shelters

AP | Posted 09.26.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City plans to open at least five new homeless shelters by the end of the year. The expansion is in response to a sharp increase ...

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. ...

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.

Bloomberg Blames Out-Of-Towners For Overcrowded Homeless Shelters

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 02.20.2013 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the city's homeless population is flooded with out-of-town homeless visitors seeking refuge, and suggested current shelte...

For Homeless Students, Transitional Shelters Must Be Used as a Tool, Not a Roadblock

Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD | Posted 01.09.2012 | New York
Ralph da Costa Nunez, PhD

The Department of Education and Department of Homeless Services must work together to address the needs of homeless students, and better track the data surrounding attendance and graduation rates among this population.

LGBT Youth Shelter Faces Licensing Problems

The New York Times | STEVEN W. THRASHER | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

HARD by the mouth of the Lincoln Tunnel, on one of the last ungentrified blocks of Midtown Manhattan, Metropolitan Community Church sits sandwiched be...

Homeless Woman, Tompkins Park Regular, Dies On Sidewalk

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A woman spent her last few hours sleeping on a sidewalk outside St. Brigid's Church on Avenue B. The Tompkins Square Park regular was found dead Sund...

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...

Charging the Homeless "Rent"

Jerome Kilbane | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jerome Kilbane

By mandating that our residents set aside money, we teach them to budget and save: a life skill that is especially critical for those who are poor and thus have little to no room for error in their finances.