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Councilman Jumaane Williams speaks at a rally calling for increasing the minimum wage and making more affordable housing available to shelter residents. (credit: VOCAL-NY/Twitter)

Advocates For The Homeless Call For Changes To Help End Crisis

Advocates and some elected officials rallied on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, with some chanting “Housing is a right! Fight, fight, fight!”

04/07/2015

Nearly 50 homeless people are living in a shantytown in the hills above Hoboken. (credit: CBS2)

Who’s Responsible For Cleaning Up NJ Shantytown?

Nearly 50 homeless people are living there in shanties made of wood, mattresses and tree branches.

04/02/2015

Nearly 50 homeless people occupy a shantytown in the Hoboken Hills. (Credit: CBS2)

Shantytown In Hoboken Hills Houses Nearly 50 Homeless People

The hills of Hoboken have million-dollar views, but those who live there barely have a lone dollar to their names.

04/01/2015

Apparent homeless in underground corridor connecting 34th Street subway station with PATH at Herald Square (Credit: CBS2)

NYC Struggling With Apparent Homeless Encampments In Herald Square Transit Corridor

Last week, CBS2 found a homeless hot spot in the corridor that links the 34th Street subway station to the PATH station.

03/30/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Robocall Urges Landlords To Help Homeless

Mayor Bill de Blasio is asking New York City landlords to make vacant units in their buildings available to homeless families in exchange for cash rewards.

03/20/2015

Port Authority Bus Terminal at 41st Street (file / credit: Google Maps)

Group: Plan To Hand Out Blankets To Homeless At Port Authority Bus Terminal Backfires

A New York City-based organization claims its blanket giveaway to the homeless didn’t go as planned at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

02/19/2015

A homeless man takes shelter inside Grand Central Station after frigid temperatures sweep over NYC (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Dept. Of Homeless Services Issues Code Blue As Potentially Deadly Cold Sweeps Over City

The 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.

01/31/2015

A homeless man begs for money on a Manhattan street on Aug. 22, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Sees Uptick In Number Of Homeless Living On Streets

The 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.

09/29/2014

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (file/credit: Getty Images)

Gov. Dannel Malloy Announces Initiatives To Help Homeless Veterans

The governor announced Monday the state is investing nearly $3 million toward building new family units in Hartford.

09/22/2014

New York City's Homelessness Rate At All Time High, As State Considers Pulling Funding For Key Program

City’s Homeless Program To Pay Rent Of Some Families Leaving Shelters

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans for the city’s homeless program has one homeless advocate encouraged.

08/13/2014

(Credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Homeless Man Charged In Murder Of Another Homeless Man In Patchogue

Thomas LaMartina is accused of bludgeoning Nicholas MacQueen to death, police say. MacQueen’s body was found on the grounds of Patchogue’s Emanuel Lutheran Church and School by a soup kitchen worker.

07/21/2014

Chen Guangbiao during Central Park luncheon on June 25, 2014. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

1010 WINS: Some Storm Out After Chinese Tycoon Treats 250 Homeless New Yorkers To Lunch In Central Park

A Chinese tycoon treated hundreds of homeless New Yorkers to a fancy lunch at the Boathouse restaurant in Central Park on Wednesday, but the event apparently didn’t go as smoothly as planned.

06/25/2014

A homeless man is viewed in Penn Station on January 28, 2014.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

De Blasio Seeks $40 Million To Fight Homelessness

The de Blasio administration announced Monday that it will ask for $40 million in state funds to help fight homelessness in New York City.

05/19/2014

Henry Werner at arraignment (CBS 2)

Homeless Man Accused In Fatal Strip Mall Stabbing Appears In Court

Henry Werner, 61, was charged with murder and attempted murder at his arraignment.

04/17/2014

Covenant House's Todd 
Todd Monaghan and volunteer Ripley Hartmeyer discuss "The Sleep-Out." (credit: CBS 2)

Young Professionals To ‘Sleep-Out’ For Homeless Youth

On Friday in New York City, hundreds of local young professionals from New York and New Jersey will show their solidarity with homeless youth by sleeping on the streets.

03/16/2014

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