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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

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Proposed Initiatives Aim To End Veteran Homelessness On Long Island

A series of legislative initiatives has been proposed on Long Island that aim to end homelessness for military veterans.

08/04/2014

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

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Young Professionals Spend Night Outside For First-Hand Experience Of Homelessness

Despite having homes and warm beds to sleep in, hundreds of young professionals spent Friday night outside, sleeping on the streets of New York.

03/21/2014

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NYC, Suffolk, Nassau Top 3 For Student Homelessness In New York State

There are nearly 5,000 homeless students in Suffolk County, according to state data from the 2012-13 school year. Nassau County is close behind with about 3,200 homeless students enrolled.

03/17/2014

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Report: Homelessness On The Rise In NYC

The Coalition for the Homeless said nearly 54,000 people stayed overnight at New York City homeless shelters in January.

03/12/2014

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Advocacy Group: Bloomberg Should Not Be Proud Of Record On Homelessness

An advocacy group for the homeless has disputed Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s defense of his policies on homelessness as he kicked off his farewell tour on Tuesday.

12/17/2013

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

Players compete in a soccer tournament in Times Square as part of Street Soccer USA on Monday, July 22, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Street Soccer USA Helps People Overcome Poverty, Homelessness

Times Square played host to teams of homeless men and women from 20 cities throughout the United States Monday morning in the 4-on-4 soccer tournament for the National Cup, thanks to Street Soccer USA.

07/22/2013

A homeless man asks for change. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

N.Y. Officials To Provide Almost $16 Million To Help Fight Homelessness Around State

New York officials said that they’re providing almost $16 million to 67 organizations around the state to help fight homelessness and provide housing. Many of the grants are to renew funding for existing programs.

08/12/2012

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

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

Homelessness Up 23 Percent In New York City, According To Survey

The city’s Department of Homeless Services said volunteers counted an estimated 3,262 homeless people living on the streets on January 30. There were 2,648 counted in 2011.

04/28/2012

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Eye On New York: On ‘Fashion For Action’

In this Eye on New York segment, CBS 2’s Dana Tyler speaks with Vanity Fair Fashion Market Editor Michael Carla bout the annual “Fashion For Action” event to help fight homelessness and AIDS.

11/13/2011

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Westchester Homeless Shelter Faces Closure

A Greenburgh homeless shelter is in danger of closing down after a Westchester County executive recently proposed shutting its doors.

11/11/2010