Hundreds Of Families Still Stuck In Hotels After SandyThe 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.
NYC Homeless Advocates Seek New Policies From Next MayorThe 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.
NYPD Officer Who Gave Shoeless Man Boots Honored By City CouncilOfficer 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.
Stringer, Others Call On DHS To Suspend Moving Homeless Families Into UWS BuildingsManhattan 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.
Homelessness Up 23 Percent In New York City, According To SurveyThe 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.
NYC Seeks Volunteers For Homeless CountWould you like to give back to New York City? You'll have a chance next week.
Budget Cuts Threaten NYC Homeless ProgramNew 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.
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.