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Thursday, June 14, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
NYC Independent Budget Office: City Council Plan Will Reduce Homelessness AND Save Taxpayer Dollars

Today the IBO released its analysis of the City Council plan to target Federal housing assistance to help homeless kids and families leave shelters -- and found that the plan would both reduce homelessness AND save millions of taxpayer dollars spent on costly shelter.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Record Homelessness and Advantage Families in Limbo

Democracy Now! Reports on the current homelessness crisis.

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Friday, June 8, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
State of the Homeless 2012:  If Not Now, When?

Today Coalition for the Homeless released our State of the Homeless 2012 report, which documents a new record-high homeless shelter population in New York City – more than 43,000 people per night with more than 17,000 children. The report also highlights a plan advanced by the New York City Council which would dramatically reduce NYC homelessness and help thousands of homeless kids and families escape the shelter system.

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Friday, June 8, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Homelessness Hits All-Time Record High As Bloomberg’s Failed Response Deepens Crisis

43,000 New Yorkers, 17,000 Children Stay in City Shelters Each Night; Speaker Quinn and Coalition Call for Return to Proven Solutions

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Working Poor - One Million Strong in New York

While Albany neglects to raise the minimum wage, a million working New Yorkers are living well below the poverty line.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Dept. of Financial Services Enforces Timothy’s Law

New York's Department of Financial Services fined 15 health plans a total of $2.7 million for violating a provision of Timothy's Law.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Proposed Legislation Will Remedy Flawed Social Worker Waiver System

Lawmakers, Children’s Camps, Human Service Providers Urge Legislature to Correct Professional Employment Snafu

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
“Take Out the Trash Day”:  The City Hides Estimate of Worsening Street Homelessness

The results of the City’s controversial street homelessness survey are in: A 23 percent increase over last year. If you didn’t hear the news, it’s because the Bloomberg administration dumped the results in a 4:00 pm press release last Friday, a cynical maneuver to hide the bad news.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
An Inspiring Women Mean Business Luncheon

Thanks to everyone who joined us at Tuesday’s Women Mean Business Luncheon to benefit the Coalition’s First Step Job Training Program. Watch Speaker Christine Quinn's inspiring keynote!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
NY City Council Promotes Effective Housing Assistance for Homeless New Yorkers in Budget Response

Echoing the recommendations of Coalition for the Homeless and policy experts, the City Council called for resuming use of Federal housing programs to help homeless children and adults move from costly shelters to permanent housing.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Children Sleeping in Penn Station Under Mayor Bloomberg’s Watch: Take Action

Last week, an NBC investigative team delved into one family's struggle to access emergency shelter. There are thousands more like them. Sign our petition calling on the Mayor to stop denying shelter to needy kids and families!

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Friday, March 30, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Fighting for Vital Services in This Year’s City Budget

In the Mayor's proposed budget, formerly homeless individuals living with HIV and AIDS are facing drastic cuts to essential services, and 41,000 homeless men, women, and children are still without housing options.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
NYC Homeless Shelter Costs Rising Due to Bloomberg Policy Failures

The NYC Independent Budget Office estimates that Mayor Bloomberg has under-budgeted $76 million for shelters next year in the face of rising homelessness and the Mayor’s refusal to provide housing assistance for homeless families – on the same day that administration officials admitted at an oversight hearing that they never did their own analysis.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Must-see Video: NYC’s Wrongful Denial of Shelter Forces Homeless Kids & Mom to Sleep at Penn Station

A stunning local TV news report shows how City officials’ wrongful denial of shelter forced a homeless mother and her two children to sleep at Penn Station. And as outrageous as the story is, it’s the sort of thing that happens every day under the Bloomberg administration’s shelter denial rules.

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Friday, March 16, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Incredible Shrinking Supply of Affordable Housing

As the number of low-income households increases, the supply of affordable housing continues to decline.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Hunger Awareness Day: The Face of Hunger in NYC

Today, March 15th is Hunger Awareness Day in New York State.

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Monday, March 12, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Letter from Joel Berg to NY Times Bill Keller

Joel Berg, the Executive Director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, takes on NY Times' Bill Keller for his disparaging remarks about homeless people.

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Friday, March 9, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
8,000 Families Reach Critical Point as Advantage Evictions Loom

After two months of not receiving a rental subsidy, former Advantage tenants and landlords are facing grim futures.

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Monday, March 5, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Non-Profits Unite to Fight Senseless Law

Press Release: Scores of organizations band together to call for Governor and Legislature to provide exemption from law that makes it a felony to employ licensed social workers.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Remembering Anna Lou Dehavenon

This week New York lost a genuinely remarkable woman, Anna Lou Dehavenon, who documented the lives of homeless children and families with passion, sympathy, and a never-failing eye for social injustice.

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