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Belongings that were ruined by floodwaters sit outside a house devastated by Superstorm Sandy on November 2, 2012 in Union Beach, New Jersey. Over 200 homes in a town of only 6,200 residents were destroyed by the storm. (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Hundreds Of Families Still Stuck In Hotels After Sandy

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been scrambling to find homes for hundreds of families displaced by Superstorm Sandy, who have been living in hotels for months.

03/30/2013

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

A photo by tourist Jennifer Foster of an NYPD officer giving a barefoot man shoes (credit: NYPD/Facebook)

NYPD Officer Who Gave Shoeless Man Boots Honored By City Council

Officer Larry DePrimo was honored for his generosity with a proclamation from the city council. Speaker Christine Quinn said the officer has set an example for other New Yorkers.

12/10/2012

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer

Stringer, Others Call On DHS To Suspend Moving Homeless Families Into UWS Buildings

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and others have come out against the City Department of Homeless Services and its plan to open a large-scale homeless shelter in a residential area on the Upper West Side.

08/07/2012

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

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

NYC Seeks Volunteers For Homeless Count

Would you like to give back to New York City? You’ll have a chance next week.

01/27/2012

A homeless man in New York City - File / Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Budget Cuts Threaten NYC Homeless Program

New York City said a program that helps keep thousands of homeless off the streets will not be able to accept new applicants due to state budget cuts.

03/11/2011

A homeless man in New York City - File / Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

NYC Homeless Count Takes Place Overnight

“It’s a massive effort that we do each year to be able to count the number of people who are on the street,” says the city’s commissioner of homeless services.

02/01/2011