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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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Thursday, March 10, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Record Number of Families Denied Shelter

In a stunning piece of investigative journalism, WABC 7's Sarah Wallace documents the plight of homeless families as they are repeatedly found ineligible for shelter.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Community Groups and Unions Launch Strong Economy for All Coalition

The Coalition for the Homeless joined with other community groups and unions to for the Strong Economy for All Coalition. On March 8, they held their launching rally. You can find the press release and photos in this blog.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Even MORE Evidence of the Failures of the Advantage Program

The New York Daily News published a comprehensive article on the failures of the Advantage program, with fresh evidence that the program is little more than a revolving door back to homelessness for vulnerable children and families.

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Friday, March 4, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Documentary on Homeless Veterans

Watch a new documentary about the lives of ten homeless veterans.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Coalition Testifies at NYS Health Budget Hearing

Read about the Coalition's testimony to NY State Legislators about the Governor Cuomo's 2011-2012 proposed health budget.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Safety Net Winter 2011: Solutions

Read the latest edition of Safety Net. This issue focuses on key policy decisions Governor Cuomo and State Legislature can make to reduce homelessness.

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Friday, February 18, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Bloomberg’s Budget Plan Would Cut Vital Services for Homeless and Poor New Yorkers

Yesterday Mayor Bloomberg released his preliminary budget plan for FY 2012, and as predicted it includes sharp cutbacks to vital services for homeless and low-income New Yorkers. But there is an opportunity to help homeless families with Federal housing programs.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Governor Cuomo’s proposed Advantage cut: an opportunity for reform

Governor Cuomo's budget proposes to cut the State's share of funding for the failed Advantage program, providing the City with an opportunity to reform the way it addresses family homelessness.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
HUD Reports on Lack of Affordable Housing Across Country

HUD’s Worst Case Housing Needs 2009 Report shows a sharp increase in households experiencing severe rent burdens.

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