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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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Monday, December 9, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
NY Times:  Portrait of an 11-Year-Old Homeless Girl

This week’s stunning New York Times series tells the heartbreaking story of Dasani, a homeless girl living in a notoriously bad City-run shelter. Her moving story is a window into the day-to-day hardships of homeless kids and the failure of Bloomberg homeless policy.

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Monday, December 2, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
New York Magazine: Slumlords Profit from Bloomberg Homeless Policy

New York Magazine’s scathing investigation of the shady world of for-profit shelter operators highlights another element of Mayor Bloomberg’s failed homeless policy: How Bloomberg’s failure to provide permanent housing to homeless kids and families funneled tens of millions of taxpayer dollars into the pockets of slumlords.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
VICTORY!  New York’s Highest Court Blocks Dangerous Bloomberg Homeless Policy

Today’s ruling by the New York State Court of Appeals blocks Mayor Bloomberg’s dangerous and misguided proposal to deny emergency shelter to thousands of homeless men and women each year.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Rising Family Homelessness in NYC: What the Next Mayor Can Do

Coalition for the Homeless and the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School co-sponsored a policy forum today analyzing record family homelessness and detailing housing-based solutions that Mayor-elect de Blasio can enact.

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Monday, November 18, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
TODAY’S READ: A Mayor for New York’s Homeless

An op-ed in the New York Daily News is right on point. It highlights the severity of the NYC homelessness crisis, and offers Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio three broad principles to guide his efforts to stem the tide of rising homelessness.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Congratulations, Mayor-elect de Blasio!

New York City’s next mayor will inherit an historic homelessness crisis. The good news is that Bill de Blasio’s knowledge and experience, his campaign platform, and his vision for a less unequal city make him extraordinarily well-suited to stem the tide of rising homelessness.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
BFS Kid Becomes Fashion Designer

One of our BFS kids was asked to submit a few drawings that are now featured on t-shirts by Raw Threads, benefiting the Coalition.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Guest Blog: Feeling Empowered Through Volunteering

Volunteer Michele from Bumble and bumble talks about her experience mentoring and leading workshops with First Step.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The New Yorker:  “Hidden City”

This week’s New Yorker has a remarkable article about New York City’s historic homelessness crisis, and highlights the essential role of Coalition for the Homeless and advocates in fighting to address that crisis.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Finding Peace of Mind Through Music

Intersections recently held a workshop with our First Step class that focused on self-esteem building, stress management, communication and collaboration – all through the use of musical instruments.

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