Forgotten Families: City Of Elizabeth Files Lawsuit Against New York City Over SOTA Homeless ProgramThe city of Elizabeth and Union County have filed a lawsuit against New York City seeking to stop the Special One Time assistance Program, also known as SOTA.
What Is The Best Way To Solve The Homeless Crisis In New York City?Bob Mascali is a former deputy commissioner at the Department of Homeless Services during the Bloomberg administration and formerly affiliated with a non-profit that provides supportive housing for families. He joined CBSN New York to talk about Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to fix the problem in five years.
Demanding Answers: New Yorkers Skeptical Of Mayor De Blasio's Street Homeless Action PlanThe city has unveiled its latest tool to identify and help the homeless. It's part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's promise to end street homelessness within five years.
Homeless Kids Surprised With Holiday Shopping Spree On Long IslandThere were many heartwarming moments Monday at a Long Island toy store where police treated more than a hundred children to an early Christmas.
Forgotten Families: Jersey City To Join Newark's Lawsuit Over SOTA ProgramCBS2 has been demanding answers for the past year and found several families were set to live in uninhabitable conditions.
Forgotten Families: NYC Plans To Counter-Sue Newark Over Local Law Stopping Controversial Homeless Relocation ProgramNew York City Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks says the city plans to counter-sue Newark, over its recent ordinance that prohibits landlords from accepting a year's worth of rent up front.
Forgotten Families: Westchester Cities Join Fight To End NYC's SOTA Program, Demanding Records On Relocated HomelessA Westchester county city is now considering legal action days after New Jersey's largest city was able to cut a deal with the de Blasio administration.
Forgotten Families: After NYC-Newark Deal, Other Cities Seek To End SOTA & Sen. Booker Weighs InA controversial New York City program has been put on hold and it's sending shock waves throughout the region and even in the country.
Hundreds Sleeping Outside In Frigid Times Square To Fight HomelessnessOrganizers say over 100 million people globally do not have a roof over their heads. In New York City, the homeless population is close to 64,000.
Forgotten Families: Elizabeth's Mayor Asks To Join Newark's Lawsuit Against NYC Over SOTA ProgramElizabeth's mayor is moving to join Newark’s federal lawsuit against New York City over the controversial Special One-Time Assistance (SOTA) 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.
Forgotten Families: Elizabeth May Join Newark's Lawsuit Against NYC Over SOTA ProgramThe mayor of Elizabeth said he’s strongly considering it after nearly 50 homeless families were relocated there.
Newark Passes Ordinance That Targets Forgotten Families LandlordsA New Jersey municipality has taken action that will make it harder for New York City to relocate homeless families there.
As Winter Arrives, Socks Becoming An Essential Need For City's Homeless PopulationThe Coalition for the Homeless says every night, more than 62,000 people stay in New York City homeless shelters and thousands more stay on the streets.
Man Fatally Stabbed After Fight At Upper West Side Homeless ShelterA 22-year-old man was pronounced dead at the hospital.