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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Coalition Donates Food and Blankets to Homeless Protestors

Zuccotti Park, the base of the Occupy Wall Street protests, has emerged as a dramatic contrast to the everyday tourist bustle and business suits of lower Manhattan.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
#OccupyWallStreet March & Rally:  Banks and the Wealthy Must Pay Their Fair Share

Yesterday Coalition for the Homeless joined organized labor, community groups, and thousands of New Yorkers for an historic march and rally to support the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Advantage Tenants: October Rent will be Paid

The Department of Homeless Services will continue to pay rent for current Advantage tenants in October.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Number of Poor New Yorkers Rises Again - One in Five New Yorkers Now Living in Poverty

New data released today by the Census Bureau document the rise and breadth of poverty in New York City.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Advantage Court Ruling: Bad for Homeless NYers, Bad for Taxpayers, but There’s a Better Solution

This week's Advantage court ruling threatens to send thousands of formerly-homeless families back into the shelter system. But while the legal fight continues, New Yorkers should know that there is a better, cheaper solution.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Advantage Tenants: Important Update

One court decision has been finalized, but much still remains up in the air.

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Advantage Tenants: September Rent will be Paid

The Department of Homeless Services will continue to pay rent for current Advantage tenants in September.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Effects of Homelessness on Pregnant Mothers and Infants

A new study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics links homelessness with lower health outcomes among mothers and infants.

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Monday, August 22, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Help Homeless Kids Get Much Needed Tools for School

The Coalition's Project: Back to School kicks off today!

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Thursday, August 4, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
$2,000 for an Apartment or a Pair of Shoes?

While America continues to be plagued by homelessness and poverty, the wealthiest among us are competing for luxury goods.

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Friday, July 29, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Right-Wing Heritage Foundation:  The Poor Are Not Poor Because…They Have Refrigerators!

The right-wing Heritage Foundation has long sought to, well, to disprove the existence of poverty, and they’re latest attempt is as mendacious as ever. Fortunately Stephen Colbert had the right response.

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Friday, July 29, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Advantage Tenants:  August Rent Will Be Paid

In response to court orders, the City has announced that it will continue to pay rent subsidies for current Advantage tenants in August.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Reality Check: Poverty is Pervasive in NYC

This month’s issue of City Limits Magazine explores an issue often overlooked, but what 1 in 5 New Yorkers face everyday.

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Friday, July 15, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Homelessness on the Mind

Homelessness is a pervasive worry among New Yorkers and they are not happy with how the Bloomberg administration is responding.

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Monday, July 11, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Heat Wave 2011: Stay Safe and Cool

Record temperatures this week can be dangerous for your health and safety. Try and stay cool with these tips.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
NY Rent Laws Renewed, But Only With Minimal Improvements

Late last week the New York State Legislature struck a deal to renew rent laws protecting 2.5 million tenants. But the minimal improvements in the law will mean further erosion of affordable, rent-regulated housing in NYC.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Advantage Tenants: What You Need to Know [Updated]

Updates on Court rulings and options for households who have reached the end of their voucher.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
One Million Families At Risk

New York laws protecting one million tenant households from eviction and arbitrary rent hikes expire tomorrow, threatening a new wave of homelessness. Now is the time to urge Governor Cuomo and State Legislators to renew – and strengthen – the rent laws.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
FACT VS. SPIN:  Federal Housing Programs and NYC Homelessness

Bloomberg administration officials keep spreading the falsehood that Federal housing programs are not available to help homeless New Yorkers. The reality is that Federal housing aid, though scarce, IS available – and is proven to reduce homelessness.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Advantage Tenants: Rent will be paid for June and likely for several additional months!

The Appellate Court ordered Advantage rent be paid until the appeal is decided; arguments won't be heard until September.

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