CBS2 Seeks Answers From De Blasio About Homeless Shelter Conditions, Outreach FailuresAlarming new accusations about the city’s homeless shelters surfaced Tuesday night – with one resident claiming he was beaten for complaining about decrepit conditions.
Report: Number Of Families In City Homeless Shelters At All-Time HighOn the heels of a city report saying the number of people on the street is at an all-time low, a new report showed the number of families in shelters is at an all-time high.
CBS2 Exclusive: Experts Say Child Development Programs Are Crucial For Homeless SheltersNew York City increasingly has been asked to meet the needs of homeless families with very young children, as the homeless population has skyrocketed.
NYC Stepping Up Security At Homeless SheltersCity officials touted the overhaul Tuesday as a $140 million reform program to attack safety concerns for those in shelters while also encouraging the homeless to stay in shelters rather than sleeping on the street.
Auditors Fault Oversight Of Squalid New York Homeless SheltersIn a report released Tuesday, the comptroller's office said its auditors visited 20 certified and 19 uncertified shelters statewide, including 26 in New York City, giving operators less than 24 hours' notice.
Comptroller Stringer: Families Living 'Daily Nightmare' At NYC Homeless SheltersMost of New York City's homeless are living in deplorable conditions, and part of the problem may be not enough staff to oversee shelters, according to a new report.
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.