Exhibit Shines Light On Difficult Journey Through NYC Shelter System For Those Experiencing HomelessnessThe Department of Homeless Services says people can expect to spend 90 days to a year in a shelter while they apply for affordable housing, but city data shows the average person spends 520 days there.
Human Resources Commissioner Steven Banks Talks To CBS2 About NYC's Plan To Get Homeless Off SubwaysWith transit crime on the rise and service returning 24/7, New York City is mounting a new and concerted effort to get the homeless off the subway, flooding three key locations with extra outreach workers.
Homeless Services Head Steven Banks Defends NYC's Process Of Getting Vulnerable People Off The StreetsMayor Bill de Blasio's point man on the city's homeless services on Monday defended the agency's work trying to get vulnerable people off the streets.
City Comptroller Audit: Homeless Babies Living In Unacceptable Conditions In 13 SheltersThe report by city Comptroller Scott Stringer says it found multiple health and safety issues in all 13 shelters that were inspected.
New York City Man Tells CBS2 About Life In Hotel Homeless Shelter, And How He Understands The Public's ConcernsPutting the homeless in hotels in New York has become a contentious issue, putting city leaders on the hot seat with claims of mismanagement and rising crime rates.
Mother Says Coronavirus Pandemic Has Made It Harder To Move Family Out Of Homeless Shelter: 'I Wanted To Better My Life Situation For My Children'There are 58,000 people living in New York City homeless shelters, and families make up 70% of the people in shelters.
Coronavirus Update: City To Put 6,000 Homeless, Some COVID-19 Positive, Into Local HotelsPriority will be given to seniors, anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 and those who tested positive for COVID-19.
Coronavirus Update: Fears Of Homeless On Subways Possibly Spreading Virus GrowThe homeless are packing New York City subways again, raising health concerns amid a chorus of demands that Mayor Bill de Blasio do something.
NYS Comptroller's Office Says Outreach Agency Has Failed To Get Homeless Individuals Out Of Subway StationsThe Bowery Residents' Committee was hired to help get vulnerable New Yorkers into shelters and out of subway stations.
Forgotten Families: In Major Change, DHS Will No Longer Pay Landlords 1 Year's Rent Up Front To House HomelessIt comes nearly a year after CBS2 first began demanding answers, finding some New Yorkers living in deplorable conditions. Now we've gotten action.
Forgotten Families: City Won't Discipline Anyone For Putting Homeless Into Unlivable HomesThe head of homeless services says no one will pay the price after the city's independent watchdog issued a scathing report about the homeless relocation program.
Forgotten Families: Instead Of Faulting Flawed Program, De Blasio Slams Newark For Suing NYCThe fiery comments come even as his own Department of Investigation issues a blistering report about how the city treated the forgotten families CBS2 has been reporting on for nearly a year.
Controversial SOTA Program Exporting Homeless Families From NYC To Newark Leads To LawsuitFor nearly a year, CBS2 has been covering the Forgotten Families who say they were pressured by New York City to leave and move into unlivable homes.
Newark Lawsuit Demands NYC Stop Relocating Forgotten FamiliesThe New Jersey city is taking action to stop the program from moving any more homeless families into places where many have suffered at the neglect of their new landlords.
More NJ Towns Taking Action In Response To NYC Program Relocating Forgotten FamiliesThe mayors of four New Jersey municipalities are making governments like New York City notify them when families are moved there.