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Effort To Get NYC Homeless Out Of Cold Has Little Impact On First Night

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.06.2016 | Impact

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's order to move all homeless people off of the streets during frigid nights had scant impact in New York City on its f...

The Real Reason You Might Be Seeing More Homeless People In NYC

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.15.2015 | Impact

New Yorkers' concerns about an increasing homeless population may be justified to a certain degree, according to a new study.  Since New York Ci...

NYC To Invest $2.6 Billion In Homeless Housing, Won't Wait For State's Help

AP | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.19.2015 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday announced a massive $2.6 billion housing investment to help New York City's homeless, declaring th...

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...

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 ...

De Blasio: It's 'Unacceptable' For Working New Yorkers To Have To Live In Shelters

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact

While New York City recently passed legislation securing paid sick leave, Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged much work is still needed to fight income ...

Bloomberg's Right: That's Just the Way God Works

Kristen Marble | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion
Kristen Marble

Bloomberg was right about God too. Well, sort of. God works in such a way as to expect us to work against the injustices, the travesties, the unluckiness.

PHOTOS: Powerful Exhibition Profiles Homeless Families In NYC

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 12.11.2013 | New York

The past decade has seen homelessness in New York City skyrocket to epidemic levels, affecting countless families throughout the five boroughs. The mo...

NYC Homelessness Rate On The Rise, Again

Posted 11.22.2013 | New York

New York City's homeless population rose 13 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to new federal statistics released on Thursday. The U.S. Departme...

From Homeless to Entrepreneur -- My Friend Bobby Harris

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.23.2013 | New York
Steve Mariotti

Have you ever been homeless? My friend, Bobby Harris, spent nine long years living underneath the Manhattan Bridge.

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...

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."

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.

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 ...

Homeless Teen Finally Gets Diploma, Inspires Change For Other Homeless Youth

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

High school senior Rosa Bracero is the victim of some very bad timing, New York Daily News reports. On the same day that the 17-year-old was supposed ...