Department of Homeless Services

Dept. Of Homeless Services Issues Code Blue As Potentially Deadly Cold Sweeps Over CityThe Code Blue procedures make it easier for homeless men and women to get into shelters, but over at Grand Central you'll find people who want no part of the shelter system.
NYC Sees Uptick In Number Of Homeless Living On StreetsThe number of homeless on the streets -- 3,357 -- is down by 24 percent since 2005, according to city data. But the number is up 177 people, or 5 percent, compared to last year.
Queens Residents Protest Placement Of Homeless Families In Old Pan-Am HotelThe Department of Homeless Services has moved close to 200 homeless families into the old Pan-Am Hotel in East Elmhurst and plan on moving in more.
City Investigates Mother Of Bronx Boy Who May Have Died From Rat PoisonThe city has launched an investigation following the death of a 4-year-old Bronx boy who might have ingested rat poison, and new questions have arisen about his mother.
De Blasio: City To Provide Housing For Victims Displaced By East Harlem BlastMore than 100 people who lost their homes in the blast will be given both temporary and long-term housing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday.
NYC Officials Searching For Homeless As Temps Drop To Dangerous LowsMore than 400 vacant beds are available for single adults, Department of Homeless Services officials said Thursday.
De Blasio Announces Five More Appointments To AdministrationOn the eve of his swearing-in, New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced five more high-level administration appointments.
Queens Residents Worried Proposed Homeless Shelter Could Bring Sex Offenders To AreaThe non-profit group Samaritan Village wants to turn a vacant warehouse on Cooper Avenue in Glendale into a shelter for 125 homeless families.
Parents Worried About P.S. 124's Proximity To Queens Shelter Housing 23 Sex Offenders The concern is that the school is two blocks from the Skyway Shelter, a former motel, which now houses some 170 homeless men.
Stringer, Others Call On DHS To Suspend Moving Homeless Families Into UWS BuildingsManhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and others have come out against the City Department of Homeless Services and its plan to open a large-scale homeless shelter in a residential area on the Upper West Side.
Homelessness Up 23 Percent In New York City, According To SurveyThe 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.
Court Rules Single NY'ers Don't Have To Prove HomelessnessTuesday'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.