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Mary Brosnahan

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

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

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 woman in Bushwick, Brooklyn (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Homeless Advocates Seek New Policies From Next Mayor

The Coalition for the Homeless says that the mayor’s approach relies on short-term emergency solutions at the expense of long-term federally funded options, such as housing programs that have shown promise in the past.

03/05/2013

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

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

Court Rules Single NY’ers Don’t Have To Prove Homelessness

Tuesday’s decision in Manhattan’s State Supreme court is in response to a proposal that would have required people to show they’re truly homeless, with documents if possible.

02/21/2012

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NYC To Cancel Rent-Subsidy Program; Thousands Of Families Could Flood Shelter System

The city announced its decision to cancel the Advantage rent-subsidy program in March after it lost state and federal funding.

02/03/2012

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City Council Challenging NYC Homeless Shelter Policy

The policy would require single adults looking for shelter to prove they have nowhere else to go.

11/29/2011