Homeless Shelter Residents Say Landlords Are Refusing Their City Rent VouchersThe latest battle to get homeless people off the streets has pitted those in shelters against their potential landlords.
Shantytown In Hoboken Hills Houses Nearly 50 Homeless PeopleThe hills of Hoboken have million-dollar views, but those who live there barely have a lone dollar to their names.
Rats And Rot: NYC Report Rips Family Homeless SheltersNew York City investigators say decrepit and dangerous conditions and poor enforcement have been rampant in shelters that house nearly 12,000 homeless families with children.
Volunteers Provide Stocked Backpacks To Thousands Of Students In NeedAs parents began their back-to-school shopping, countless families were in need of donations as they lacked the money to buy school supplies.
Brooklyn Residents Shaken Over Nearby Construction They Say Has Damaged HomesResidents in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn say they've endured months of house-shaking construction related to the construction of a nearly 200-bed homeless shelter on East 45th Street.
NYC Removing Over 400 Children From 2 Homeless SheltersInspectors have long warned that the Auburn Family Residence in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and the Catherine Street shelter in Lower Manhattan were unfit for children.
High Court Agrees Single New Yorkers Shouldn't Have To Prove HomelessnessThe New York State Court of Appeals on Tuesday struck down a city plan for tight restrictions on people trying to enter homeless shelters.
City Hotel Program For Sandy Victims Will End Next WeekThe Federal Emergency Management Administration will end its funding Monday for New York City residents impacted by Superstorm Sandy to stay in hotels.
Many Schools Remain Closed, Some Used As Shelters For Storm VictimsMany students will be heading back to school Monday, but that is not possible in places where school buildings have been serving as shelters for people who have been left homeless.
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.
LI Shelters Struggling To Accommodate Those In NeedThis harsh winter has created a greater need for emergency shelters on Long Island.