CFH Blog Archived: January 2013

First Step Goes to Zumba Class

First Step Goes to Zumba Class By Liz Henderson, First Step Program Manager One of the highlights of each First Step session is the trip to Zumba class, generously provided by Misty Clark and M Dance ... Read More

“It’s Not the Ritz-Carlton”

Three months after Superstorm Sandy devastated New York, hundreds of evacuees remain in City-funded short-term emergency shelter (and thousands more remain in FEMA-funded temporary placements). But while ... Read More

No Way to Count Homeless New Yorkers

Tonight the City conducts its annual HOPE survey of unsheltered homeless New Yorkers. And once again, the survey’s numerous flaws mean that the resulting estimate will undercount the homeless population ... Read More

Sandy Evacuees Still in Limbo; Housing Crisis Looms

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the chaos of the evacuation shelters and the ever-shifting City response made it difficult to predict the true scope of need for those that had been displaced. ... Read More

Staying Safe and Warm in Extremely Cold Weather

The temperature is not expected to go above the mid-20's this week and will be in the low teens at night. Here is some important information on staying warm and helping homeless neighbors: 1.) First ... Read More