The de Blasio administration announced Monday that it will ask for $40 million in state funds to help fight homelessness in New York City.
Despite having homes and warm beds to sleep in, hundreds of young professionals spent Friday night outside, sleeping on the streets of New York.
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.
The Coalition for the Homeless said nearly 54,000 people stayed overnight at New York City homeless shelters in January.
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.
The New York State Court of Appeals on Tuesday struck down a city plan for tight restrictions on people trying to enter homeless shelters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Greenburgh homeless shelter is in danger of closing down after a Westchester County executive recently proposed shutting its doors.