Mayor Bill De Blasio Says City Will Stop Using Hotels As Homeless Shelters, 'A Little More Work' Needed Before Offering TimelineTuesday morning, Mayor Bill De Blasio conceded hotels do not make good shelters. He promised a return to higher capacity traditional shelters but without saying exactly when.
Commuters Raise Concerns About Drug Use Among Individuals Experiencing Homelessness At NYC Train StationsAmtrak Police partner with the Bowery Residents' Committee to connect those individuals with social services and the support they need.
'It Takes Away The Pain': New Jersey Woman Helps People Experiencing Homelessness Through Community Kindness ClosetIt’s a community hub where “all the love comes.” People share what they have and can take what they need, no questions asked.
Newark To Transform Former Elementary School Into 24,000-Square-Foot Homeless Shelter And Services CenterThis 24,000 square foot building on Miller Street is about to undergo a massive transformation into a shelter and supporting homeless services facility.
Upper East Side Community Board Overwhelmingly Votes In Favor Of Opening Safe Haven For Homeless IndividualsGoddard Riverside will operate the low-entry safe haven, offering special services.
COVID-19 Pandemic Driving Homelessness In NYC To Record Levels, Advocates SayThe Big Apple has hit a grim milestone when it comes to the homeless. A new report from homeless advocates says COVID-19 has helped propel the shelter population to record numbers.
Homeless Men Living At Lucerne Hotel Shelter Keeping Neighborhood Clean While Judge Considers Action To Move Them DowntownHomeless men housed at a hotel on the Upper West Side are making an effort to stay in the neighborhood as they wait for a judge to decide whether or not they must move, again.
Only On CBS2: Hell's Kitchen Residents Say Nothing Is Being Done About Homeless Encampments Despite Complaints Of Fighting, Drug UseThe city's health department is primarily responsible for getting help for the people who live on the sidewalks, but workers tell CBS2 it's too dangerous and challenging a job to do alone.
Some Homeless Families Say They're Being Threatened With ACS Intervention Because They Can't Log In For Remote LearningHomeless families say they're facing an uphill battle to get their kids online for school, and the problems leave them worried they could lose their kids.
Passaic Dignity House Offers A Place For Homeless Individuals To Receive MailThe mail either gets placed in one of 21 mailboxes or it's held for when the person comes to pick it up and takes advantage of the other services Passaic Dignity House offers.
13-Year-Old Long Islander Jackson Southerland Honored For Organizing Sock Drive For The HomelessA young man on Long Island is trying to change lives, one pair of socks at a time.
Harmonia Homeless Shelter Residents Will Not Be Transferred Out, City SaysFamilies who live there were concerned about plans to transfer residents to accommodate 300 homeless men who have been staying at the Lucerne Hotel on the Upper West Side.
Volunteer Groups Gearing Up To Provide Coats, Blankets For Homeless Individuals As Temperatures DropSeveral nonprofit groups endeavor to warm up homeless individuals if only a little bit with coat and blanket donation drives.
MTA Formally Bans Defecating On Subways Among Other New Rules 'Targeted At Minimizing Health Risks,' CEO SaysAll this comes as the MTA is in the middle of a financial crisis and considering raising fares and tolls, plus painful service cuts if no aid comes from the federal government.
Homeless In New York Discuss Life In COVID-19 World: 'I'm Scared One Moment Something Bad Can Happen'While many New Yorkers are going to work or returning to Manhattan for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak, many homeless men and women have been living at the epicenter of the global pandemic.