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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Women Mean Business Luncheon Raises $239,000 for First Step!

400 guests, including Chirlane McCray, joined CFH to celebrate the First Step Job Training Program

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The State Takes First Step to Create Much Needed Rent Subsidy

On March 29th, Gov. Cuomo removed restrictive budget language that prevented the City from offering rent subsidies to move homeless families out of shelter and into permanent housing.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Coalition for the Homeless Testifies on Urgent Need for State to Allow New Rental Assistance Voucher

CFH testified today before the City Council in support of a resolution that calls on State officials to remove budget restrictions preventing New York City from creating a new rent subsidy program.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
CFH Statement on State Support for New Rent Subsidy Program

There is nothing stopping State officials from removing the restrictive budget rule that prevents a new rental subsidy...

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Thursday, March 20, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
FACT VS. FICTION: The “Zombie Lie” that Housing Subsidies Cause a Surge in Homelessness

There is overwhelming evidence and research to prove that targeting housing subsidies to homeless New Yorkers does NOT lead to a surge in families seeking shelter. Instead, housing subsidies successfully reduce homelessness among children and families.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
State of the Homeless 2014

Crisis Worsened In Bloomberg’s Final Year – Plan Outlined for New Mayor to Drastically Reduce Homelessness – Investments in Affordable Housing Would Yield

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
City Councilmembers and Advocates Urge the City to Provide Better Assistance to Homeless Families

Last week, at the City Council General Welfare Committee’s first hearing of the year, advocates urged the new administration to improve the lives of thousands of homeless families and children in the city by implementing housing-based policies.

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Friday, February 28, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Statement from CFH on Appointment of Steve Banks

CFH President Mary Brosnahan released this statement following the appointment of Steve Banks to HRA Commissioner.

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
A Letter from Yesinia: “A war without notice”

A young client writes about her and her family’s experience in the NYC shelter system, and what it has been like working with the Coalition.

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Friday, February 21, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Mayor de Blasio Relocates Homeless Children from Notorious City-Run Shelters

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his administration have taken swift action to begin relocating more than 400 homeless children from two notorious City-run shelters long neglected by previous administrations.

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Friday, February 14, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
TODAY’S READ: Homeless Hope for Better Days with New Mayor

Mayor de Blasio inherited a historic homelessness crisis when he took office last month. But the good news is he can take some immediate steps to reduce New York City’s shelter population with the right mix of housing-based policies.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Mayor de Blasio’s Budget: Long-Overdue Help for Homeless and Poor New Yorkers

Mayor de Blasio’s first budget plan provides long-overdue help to homeless and low-income New Yorkers – and reverses many of the misguided and harmful cutbacks proposed by the previous administration.

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Congratulations to Melissa Mark-Viverito, New Speaker of the New York City Council!

Coalition for the Homeless applauds the election of Mellissa Mark-Viverito as the new Speaker of the New York City Council. Mark-Viverito, the first Latina to lead the Council, is a longtime fighter for low-income and homeless New Yorkers.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
De Blasio Administration Acts Quickly to Protect Vulnerable Homeless Kids & Families from the Cold

Mayor de Blasio’s new administration acted quickly to re-instate “Code Blue” shelter guarantees for homeless families seeking shelter – overturning a dangerous and much-criticized policy shift made by the Bloomberg administration that turned away families from the shelter door during sub-freezing cold.

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Thursday, January 2, 2014 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
New Report: Half of “Advantage” Families Back in the NYC Shelter System

Coalition for the Homeless released a new report with fresh evidence that the Bloomberg administration’s flawed Advantage program was a revolving door back to homelessness for thousands of families and children – and cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Monday, December 23, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
NYC Schoolchildren Delivered 10K Petitions on Child Homelessness to Bloomberg

Outraged over the plight of the more than 20,000 homeless kids residing in emergency shelter each night, a group of concerned New York City schoolchildren collected over 10,000 signatures on a petition to outgoing Mayor Bloomberg. They delivered the petition at City Hall today, hopeful that the next Mayor will take a more rational and humane approach to ending family and child homelessness after the crisis skyrocketed during the Bloomberg years.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Bloomberg on NYC Homelessness: A Total Lack of Accountability

Mayor Bloomberg and top officials finally commented to the heartbreaking NY Times series about Dasani, an 11-year-old homeless girl. But instead of acknowledging that NYC homelessness hit all-time-record levels on his watch, the mayor and his aides responded with evasions, distortions, and a refusal to accept responsibility.

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Monday, December 16, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
NY Times Editorial: Battling Homelessness in New York City

In the wake of the landmark New York Times report about the life of Dasani, an 11-year-old homeless girl, the Times editorial board weighed in with a call to reverse Mayor Bloomberg’s failed policies and embrace housing-based solutions.

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Friday, December 13, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Lilliam Barrios-Paoli: A Welcome Choice for Deputy Mayor

We congratulate Lilliam Barrios-Paoli on her appointment as Mayor-elect de Blasio’s Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services. Her comments at yesterday’s press conference announcing her selection show why she is the right person to help tackle record-high NYC homelessness.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
ION TV and Dean Cain Deliver Blankets to Homeless New Yorkers

Thanks to ION Television and Dean Cain for donating 2,000 blankets to our homeless neighbors.

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