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Monday, October 27, 2008 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Homeless New Yorkers and the Right to Vote

Election Day is fast approaching, and this November 4th residents of New York will be faced with some important choices. In addition to the momentous election for President and members of Congress, New Yorkers will be choosing members of the State Legislature and Assembly and - given the current economic recession, the fiscal crunch, and the ongoing crises of homelessness and housing affordability - the decision will have lasting impact on low-income and homeless people statewide.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Homeless Kids and School Absenteeism

A new report from the Center for New York City affairs at The New School paints a troubling portrait of chronic absenteeism in New York City public schools and notes that it primarily affects children in low-income neighborhoods.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
New Study on the Working Poor

Alarming data from a new report reveals that in 2006 - well before the worsening economic downturn - more than one out of four working families nationwide is low-income. The study, "Working Hard, Still Falling Short," also documents that 21 million children live in low-income working households nationwide, and that income inequality among working families increased nearly 10 percent between 2002 and 2006.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Changing Course from Mayor Bloomberg’s Failed Approach to Homelessness

In August the New York City Independent Budget Office released an analysis of Mayor Bloomberg's five-year plan to reduce homelessness by two-thirds, and found that the Bloomberg administration is far from achieving its goals. The Coalition was invited by the Gotham Gazette to discuss the findings of the IBO report and to outline how the City can change course from the failed approach to homelessness embraced by the Bloomberg administration. The Coalition's Mary Brosnahan and Patrick Markee highlighted some immediate steps the City can take to reduce homelessness.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Legal Right to Shelter for Homeless Families

September 17th will be remembered as an historic day in the struggle to ensure fundamental protections for homeless New Yorkers: The signing of a landmark court order establishing an enforceable, legal right to shelter for homeless families with children.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Welcome!

Welcome to the Coalition for the Homeless blog!

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