homeless shelters

Dylen Adjoyi, 12, looks through the stocked backpack he received through Operation Backpack. (Credit: CBS 2)

Volunteers Provide Stocked Backpacks To Thousands Of Students In Need

As parents began their back-to-school shopping, countless families were in need of donations as they lacked the money to buy school supplies.

08/14/2014

A construction crew works at the site of a future homeless shelter in the Flatlands sections of Brooklyn. (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Residents Shaken Over Nearby Construction They Say Has Damaged Homes

Residents 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.

05/05/2014

A homeless child at the Presbyterian Night Shelter on June 19, 2009 in Ft. Worth, Texas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

NYC Removing Over 400 Children From 2 Homeless Shelters

Inspectors have long warned that the Auburn Family Residence in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and the Catherine Street shelter in Lower Manhattan were unfit for children.

02/21/2014

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

High Court Agrees Single New Yorkers Shouldn’t Have To Prove Homelessness

The New York State Court of Appeals on Tuesday struck down a city plan for tight restrictions on people trying to enter homeless shelters.

11/26/2013

Hotel Room

City Hotel Program For Sandy Victims Will End Next Week

The Federal Emergency Management Administration will end its funding Monday for New York City residents impacted by Superstorm Sandy to stay in hotels.

09/28/2013

Tottenville High School

Many Schools Remain Closed, Some Used As Shelters For Storm Victims

Many 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.

CBS New York–11/04/2012

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

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LI Shelters Struggling To Accommodate Those In Need

This harsh winter has created a greater need for emergency shelters on Long Island.

02/06/2011