Homeless Shelter

The Briarwood Family Residence on 134th Street in Queens (Credit: CBS 2)

Mother Of Child Found Dead In Queens Homeless Shelter Charged With Murder

Latoya Curry, 35, has been charged with second-degree murder.

10/25/2014

Officials investigate child death at Queens homeless shelter. (credit: CBS 2)

Woman Charged In 4-Year-Old Girl’s Death At Queens Homeless Shelter

Lanaysah Meraldo, 4, was found unconscious and unresponsive Thursday afternoon at a facility on 134th Street in Briarwood.

10/24/2014

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NYPD: Man Claiming To Be Cab Driver Tries To Sexually Assault Woman In Front Of Kids In Queens

The hunt is on for a man who allegedly told a woman he was a cab driver and then tried to sexually assault her in front of her three young children after driving them to Queens last weekend, according to the NYPD.

08/27/2014

A fire ripped through a women and children's homeless shelter on East 28th Street on Tuesday, July 29. (Credit: CBS 2)

Fire Sweeps Through Women And Children’s Homeless Shelter In Flatiron District

Hundreds of women and children were forced from their homes Tuesday, after a fire tore through an apartment building on East 28th Street.

07/29/2014

Proposed Site Of Carroll Gardens Homeless Shelter (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Some Carroll Gardens Residents Fight Proposed Homeless Shelter

The city wants to convert a 10-unit condo on West Ninth Street into a shelter for 170 homeless men.

10/17/2013

Proposed Site For Glendale, Queens Homeless Shelter (credit: CBS 2)

Queens Residents Worried Proposed Homeless Shelter Could Bring Sex Offenders To Area

The non-profit group Samaritan Village wants to turn a vacant warehouse on Cooper Avenue in Glendale into a shelter for 125 homeless families.

10/09/2013

Forest Brook Elementary School (credit: Hauppauge School District)

L.I. Parents Mixed On 10 More Homeless Students Joining District

Some parents worry adding 10 more homeless children to Forest Brook Elementary School in Hauppauge will add to class size and cut support services.

09/20/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: CBS 2)/New York City Comptroller John C. Liu (file/credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Hits City Comptroller With Lawsuit Over Rejected Homeless Shelter Contracts

City Comptroller John Liu this month rejected the $67.6 million contracts with Aguila Inc. for shelters in the South Bronx and in Manhattan. Bloomberg and the Department of Homeless Services filed the lawsuit last week. The suit says the comptroller is required by law to approve the contacts.

07/22/2013

A homeless shelter in Greenpoint that six sex offenders have listed as their residence. (credit: Eileen Lehpamer/1010 WINS)

Greenpoint Residents Upset After Group Of Sex Offenders Move Into Nearby Homeless Shelter

A spokesperson for the Department of Homeless Services said they are legally required to house the homeless regardless of their criminal background.

03/08/2013

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

New York City Battles Rise In Homelessness

City officials have had to open nine new shelters in two months as the number of homeless seeking a place to stay jumped 18 percent in only a year.

08/11/2012

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer

Stringer, Others Call On DHS To Suspend Moving Homeless Families Into UWS Buildings

Manhattan 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.

08/07/2012

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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

INN Volunteers (credit: The INN/Facebook)

Long Island Charity Plans Open House To Recruit Volunteers On Sunday

The INN, located in Hempstead, will opening the doors to Long Island’s largest soup kitchen, the Mary Brennan INN, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to give the community an opportunity to tour the facility and learn about the agency’s programs.

09/24/2011

FILE -- New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for City Harvest, Inc.)

Christine Quinn Furious Over City’s Proposed 12-Story Homeless Shelter

Council speaker Christine Quinn, usually a staunch Bloomberg ally, is furious at the administration’s court attempt to knock down a city law limiting the size of homeless shelters to 200 beds.

07/28/2011

Chelsea homeless shelter

NYC To Pay June Rent For Thousands Of Formerly Homeless

New York City said that it will obey a court decision and pay the June rent for more than 13,000 families who moved out of homeless shelters.
An appeals court ruled the city must continue paying rental subsidies through the Advantage program.

06/03/2011

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