Gigi

First Step graduate Gigi, Class 142, overcame unspeakable odds to find a full-time living wage job and a fresh start at a new life. This video was first shown at the Coalition for the Homeless’ 24th Annual Women Mean Business Luncheon benefiting the First Step Job Training Program, held on April 19, 2018 at The Plaza Hotel.

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Homeless Deaths Surge

Desperate to avoid an early death, ­Michael Jenkins finally found a doctor willing to operate on his damaged liver. But Jenkins knew all along that it was the recovery that was more likely to kill him out here on the city’s streets.

Within days of the doctor creating a shunt via surgery, the 63-year-old homeless man was back in West Nashville sleeping in an abandoned van with flattened tires, a broken front-seat window and a hornet’s nest in the air vent.

N.Y. Politicians Create $15M Affordable Housing Pilot Program to Battle Homelessness

ALBANY — The recently enacted state budget creates a new affordable housing pilot program designed to help those who are homeless or at risk of losing their housing, the Daily News has learned.

The $15 million for the “Fair Market Rent” pilot plan pushed by Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Queens) and Sen. Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx) will target 240 families who are about to become homeless or are already in the shelter system or living on the streets.

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