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Friday, February 8, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Staying Safe This Weekend

GCFP is running through snow storm. Find information on staying warm here.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Sandy Evacuees Rally for Better Conditions and a Long-Term Affordable Housing Plan

...while City officials offer few answers about how families will be helped.

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Friday, February 1, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Coalition for the Homeless Statement on the Passing of Mayor Ed Koch

Koch understood what the current administration has clearly forgotten: that homelessness CAN be reduced with access to permanent, affordable housing.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
First Step Goes to Zumba Class

One of the highlights of each First Step session is the trip to Zumba class.

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Monday, January 28, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
“It’s Not the Ritz-Carlton”

Sandy Evacuees Remain in Squalid Temporary Conditions While the City Offers No Long-Term Housing Plan

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Monday, January 28, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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 and misinform the general public.

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Friday, January 25, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Bloomberg Pushes to Deny Shelter to Homeless Adults, Even on Freezing Cold Nights

This week’s arctic cold is a reminder that, during extreme weather conditions, lack of shelter from the elements can literally be a death sentence. Nonetheless, Mayor Bloomberg and his administration continue to push forward a plan to deny emergency shelter to thousands of homeless adults each year.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Sandy Evacuees Still in Limbo; Housing Crisis Looms

Thousand of evacuees remain in hotels and shelters without any promise of affordable housing to come.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Staying Safe and Warm in Extremely Cold Weather

Information on shelter access and helping homeless neighbors seek shelter.

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Monday, January 7, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Record Homelessness, Growing Shelter Expenses, Still No Action

The Bloomberg Administration's failure to deal with the growing problem of homelessness is costing the City millions.

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Friday, January 4, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Dinkins Calls on City to Focus on Homelessness

Last night on NY1’s Road to City Hall, former NYC Mayor David Dinkins called on the city to focus on the issue of homelessness in the upcoming mayoral election.

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Monday, December 31, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Coalition Responds to Superstorm Sandy

A sneak peek into the next edition of Safety Net.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
If This Is Success, We’d Sure Hate To See What Failure Looks Like

This week the New York Post published perhaps one of the most bizarre opinion pieces about NYC homelessness ever written. The op-ed makes the wacky claim that New York City has made “huge strides on homelessness,” despite the all-time record high number of homeless children and adults crowding the shelter system.

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Monday, December 17, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Today’s Read: The Increasing Problem of Family Homelessness

Our take on the day's pressing news.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Coalition for the Homeless Statement on HUD Homelessness Report

Homelessness Stays Level Nationally While Surging in New York City

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Remembering Jon Kest and Jessie Streich-Kest

Our thoughts go out to the family of Jon Kest, community organizer extraordinaire and longtime Coalition for the Homeless ally, and his daughter Jessie Streich-Kest, a teacher and activist who died during Hurricane Sandy.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Today’s Read: 20,000 Homeless Kids and Failed City Policies

Our take on the day's pressing news.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Congrats to First Step Classes 112 & 113!

The Coalition recently held a graduation ceremony for our two most recent First Step classes.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Growing Chaos in How City Shelters Homeless Evacuees of Hurricane Sandy

Thousands of people have been displaced and made homeless by Hurricane Sandy, many low-income families and individuals. Weeks later, the City’s efforts to shelter storm evacuees have grown increasingly chaotic.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Faces of New York City’s 20,000 Homeless Kids

Record homelessness among children and families is being fed by a complete lack of solutions from the Bloomberg administration.

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