Patrick Markee

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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

A shopper walks out of Bloomingdale's past a homeless man in Manhattan on Jan. 29, 2010. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Officials Searching For Homeless As Temps Drop To Dangerous Lows

More than 400 vacant beds are available for single adults, Department of Homeless Services officials said Thursday.

01/02/2014

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

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

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

Advocates Say Homelessness in New York City Has Reached Record Levels

The Coalition for the Homeless said a record 113,553 people — including 42,888 children — slept in shelters run by New York City in fiscal year 2010.

04/11/2011