Coalition for the Homeless

New York City's Homelessness Rate At All Time High, As State Considers Pulling Funding For Key Program

City’s Homeless Program To Pay Rent Of Some Families Leaving Shelters

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans for the city’s homeless program has one homeless advocate encouraged.

08/13/2014

A volunteer packs a bag of food stuffs for waiting people at the Yorkville Common Pantry in Harlem (file/Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Advocates Say City Hunger Problem Is Reaching Crisis Levels

New York City’s hunger problem is now a crisis, according to those who work with people who need help.

06/28/2014

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Report: Homelessness On The Rise In NYC

The Coalition for the Homeless said nearly 54,000 people stayed overnight at New York City homeless shelters in January.

03/12/2014

A shopper walks out of Bloomingdale's past a homeless man in Manhattan on Jan. 29, 2010. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Officials Searching For Homeless As Temps Drop To Dangerous Lows

More than 400 vacant beds are available for single adults, Department of Homeless Services officials said Thursday.

01/02/2014

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Advocacy Group: Bloomberg Should Not Be Proud Of Record On Homelessness

An advocacy group for the homeless has disputed Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s defense of his policies on homelessness as he kicked off his farewell tour on Tuesday.

12/17/2013

Dean Cain at VH1's "Hit The Floor" screening at Tiato on May 28, 2013 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for VH1)

Actor Dean Cain Focuses Attention On The Homeless In NYC

Dean Cain, the actor best known for playing Superman on the “Lois and Clark” TV series, has been focusing his attention lately on helping the less fortunate.

12/01/2013

Homeless woman in Bushwick, Brooklyn (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Homeless Advocates Seek New Policies From Next Mayor

The Coalition for the Homeless says that the mayor’s approach relies on short-term emergency solutions at the expense of long-term federally funded options, such as housing programs that have shown promise in the past.

03/05/2013

Rockaway Real Estate

City Officials, Homeless Advocates Call For More Affordable Housing To Accommodate Displaced Sandy Victims

Superstorm Sandy significantly worsened the city’s affordable housing crisis, according to Brooklyn City Councilman Brad Lander.

02/26/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Homeless Advocates Call Bloomberg’s Remarks About City Shelters ‘Shocking’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City has made its homeless shelters so “much more pleasurable” that there’s less pressure for people to leave.

08/24/2012

Homeless Person in New York City (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Homelessness Up 23 Percent In New York City, According To Survey

The city’s Department of Homeless Services said volunteers counted an estimated 3,262 homeless people living on the streets on January 30. There were 2,648 counted in 2011.

04/28/2012

Homeless Person in New York City (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Court Rules Single NY’ers Don’t Have To Prove Homelessness

Tuesday’s decision in Manhattan’s State Supreme court is in response to a proposal that would have required people to show they’re truly homeless, with documents if possible.

02/21/2012

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City Council Challenging NYC Homeless Shelter Policy

The policy would require single adults looking for shelter to prove they have nowhere else to go.

11/29/2011

A homeless man walks down the street in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Report: Homelessness On The Rise In NYC

The number of people in New York City’s homeless shelters exceeded 40,000 last week for the first time.

11/09/2011

Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg Draws Heat For Comments On Subway Panhandlers

When a reporter asking about cell phones on the subway mentioned panhandlers, the Mayor quipped “there aren’t very many panhandlers left in all fairness to the MTA, come on.”

05/16/2011

A homeless man asks for change. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Advocates Say Homelessness in New York City Has Reached Record Levels

The Coalition for the Homeless said a record 113,553 people — including 42,888 children — slept in shelters run by New York City in fiscal year 2010.

04/11/2011