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Wednesday, June 1, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Bloomberg Administration Officials to NY Times:  Up Is Down, Night Is Day, 2 + 2 = 5, Etc. Etc.

Mayor Bloomberg and City officials make the absurd claim that the so-called “generosity” of the flawed Advantage program was attracting families to municipal shelters – and unbelievably, they are using this long-discredited myth to justify eliminating ALL housing assistance for NYC homeless families.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Students from PS 264 Raise $100 for the Coalition!

Students at PS 264 participated in Penny Harvest and raised $100 to support the Coalition's programs.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
May 12 Rally

Last Thursday, the Coalition joined in a peaceful march on Wall Street that drew over 20,000 service providers, union members, and community activists to protest budget cuts to New York City's most vulnerable.

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Friday, May 6, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
On May 12

Today, Mayor Bloomberg proposed his final budget for New York City and it includes massive cuts to the most vulnerable New Yorkers. On May 12, tens of thousands of New Yorkers will fight back with a march and teach-in on Wall Street. Join us!

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Friday, May 6, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Make a difference this Mother’s Day

As Mother's Day approaches, please consider honoring your mother with a gift to the Coalition.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Advantage Tenants - June Rent Might not be Paid

On May 2, 2011, the Court said it would not order the City to pay June rent for Advantage tenants. We do not know whether the Court will later order the City to pay rent for June and later months.

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Monday, May 2, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
More NYC Families Turned Away from Shelter Than Ever

As the City unveils a sparkling new intake center for homeless families, alarming new data show that last year the Bloomberg administration turned away a record number of families at the shelter door.

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Friday, April 29, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Beyond Belief

In what has become an annual ritual, Bloomberg administration officials trumpeted the flawed results of their flawed street homelessness survey to claim that the number of unsheltered homeless people has declined -- all the time ignoring indisputable City data showing all-time record NYC homelessness.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The ‘One in Three’ Solution

Homelessness in New York city has reached record levels and it's way past time for the City to implement real solutions. Help us collect 500 letters asking the Mayor to immediately begin using 1 in 3 federal housing resources for homeless families.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
New Federal Data Confirms Worsening New York Homelessness

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released new data confirming that homelessness worsened significantly between 2009 and 2010 in New York City and throughout the rest of the state.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Advantage Tenants - May Rent will be Paid!

The City will pay May's rent for current Advantage tenants and a final decision will be made by the court on May 2nd.

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Friday, April 15, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Not Just a River in Egypt

Faced with evidence of record NYC homelessness, Bloomberg administration officials could acknowledge the problem and work on solutions. Or they could resort to denial and attacks on the messenger. Which do you think they’ve chosen?

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Monday, April 11, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
State of the Homeless 2011:  The “One in Three” Plan to Reduce Record NYC Homelessness

Coalition for the Homeless released its annual “State of the Homeless” report today, documenting how NYC homelessness reached all-time record levels during the past year – and outlining a plan to reduce the homeless population.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Advantage Tenants - Your April Rent will be Paid!

A court order has required the City to pay April's rent to current Advantage tenants.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Tell Mayor Bloomberg: Don’t Play Politics with Homeless Children’s Lives

Mayor Bloomberg is playing politics with the lives of homeless children and families, issuing irresponsible threats in order to defend a failed program that has led to record homelessness. And these threats have just gotten MUCH more dangerous.

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Monday, March 21, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Latest Updates on Advantage

Information on the Advantage program and your rights as a tenant, prepared by the Coalition and the Legal Aid Society.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Mayor Bloomberg’s Unlawful, Irresponsible Threat to Displace 15,000 Formerly-Homeless Families

In yet another example of fear-mongering and misleading the public, the Bloomberg administration threatened today to cut off rent subsidies for 15,000 formerly-homeless families – and the Coalition vowed to stop this unlawful action.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
A Better, Cheaper Alternative to the Failed “Advantage” Program

As Mayor Bloomberg and City officials continue their irresponsible fear-mongering in defense of the failed Advantage program, they are refusing to talk about a better, cheaper alternative: Federal housing programs.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Jeans for Teens Collects Over One Million Pairs of Jeans

We often report on the sad circumstances facing homeless kids and their families, but this is one story we'd like to share that highlights the inspiring things young people are doing today to help the less fortunate.

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Monday, March 14, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Mayor Bloomberg’s “Advantage” Budget Strategy:  Scare Tactics and Falsehoods

Late last week Mayor Bloomberg and administration officials engaged in irresponsible scare tactics in their desperate attempts to defend the failed Advantage program. And as usual, they didn?t tell the whole story about how to genuinely help homeless families.

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