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Monday, February 27, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Mayor Bloomberg’s Failed Homeless Policies Are Affecting Landlords Too

The City's current homeless policies are not only failing homeless families, but landlords as well.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Unhinged from Reality:  Mayor Bloomberg Defends His Shelter Denial Plan

The premise behind Mayor Bloomberg’s shelter denial plan – which was fortunately blocked by a New York State Supreme Court ruling this week – has always been more than a little far-fetched and absurd. And this week the Mayor doubled down on the fantastical rhetoric to defend his misguided plan.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Court Decision Protects Single Adults from Being Denied Shelter

A court decision has stopped the City from implementing shelter eligibility rules that would have denied shelter to countless single adults.

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Thursday, February 9, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn Calls on Mayor to Address Homelessness Crisis

Coalition for the Homeless praised Quinn's call for the use of federal housing resources in addressing record NYC homelessness.

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Monday, February 6, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Record Homelessness in the Spotlight, But With Little Focus on the Root Cause

Homelessness in NYC is at an all-time high, fueled in large part by an increase in the number of families experiencing multiple episodes of homelessness.

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Friday, February 3, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
DHS Announces They Will NOT Pay February Rent for Current Advantage Tenants

The legal fight will continue but future rent payments remain uncertain. Please click here for more information.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Discounting NYC Homelessness

Last night the City mobilized its annual “count” of street homeless people – a flawed exercise that has only served to misinform the public about the true scale of the homelessness crisis in New York City.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Homeless but not Eligible for Shelter? - The Fight to Stop the City’s Shelter Denial Rules Continues

The City's proposed rules to deny shelter to homeless men and women faced its first major day in court.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Advantage Tenants: January Rent Will Be Paid!

Good news for current Advantage Tenants -- the City has announced it will pay January rent.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Groups call on Albany to Close Corporate Tax Loopholes

Progressive groups gathered today to call on Governor Cuomo and the legislature to close corporate tax loopholes that are depriving the State of much-needed revenues.

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Friday, December 23, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
New Yorkers Open Their Hearts this Holiday Season

The Coalition's toy drive collected over 1,500 toys for homeless kids across the city!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
No Room at the Inn:  The City’s Heartless Shelter Denial Rules

City officials keep trying to spin their proposed new rules that would deny shelter to homeless New Yorkers. But the reality is that the mean-spirited rules would force countless homeless people out onto the streets.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Treasure&Bond Store Partners with the Coalition

Treasure&Bond has an innovative approach to retail: Donate all the profits.

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Friday, December 16, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Advantage Tenants: December Rent will be Paid!

The City announced it will pay December Advantage rents for current tenants, including any late fees that were incurred.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
ARTWALK NY Raises Over $880,000

The 17th annual ARTWALK NY was a huge success raising nearly $1 million for the Coalition's life-saving programs!

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Friday, December 9, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Fighting City Efforts to Close the Shelter Door [UPDATE:  More Good News for Now]

Today, the City agreed once again to delay misguided new rules that will sharply restrict access to emergency shelter for some of the most vulnerable New Yorkers.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
A Little Girl Makes a Big Difference

Eight-year-old Francesca collected over $800 which she used to buy dozens of toys for the Coalition's annual toy drive.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Hundreds Help Homeless Family Move into Vacant, Foreclosed Home

Yesterday, hundreds marched through East New York in support of a homeless family that has moved into a vacant, foreclosed home.

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Monday, December 5, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Your Vote Counts: Support the First Step Job Training Program Today!

The Coalition needs your vote to win a $5,000 grant to support our First Step Job Training Program.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
NY City Council Joins the Fight Against Misguided Shelter Denial Rules

Today the New York City Council voted to authorize a legal challenge against the City?s proposed new bureaucratic rules that would deny shelter to homeless adults, including those living with mental illness.

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