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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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Monday, January 31, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Undercounting the Homeless Redux

Tonight the City of New York will send volunteers out to “count” homeless people on the streets and in subways – a flawed effort that, year after year, has resulted in a significant undercount of New York City’s homeless population.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
New York’s Number One Affordable Housing Issue This Year

On June 15th rent laws protecting 2.5 million tenants are set to expire. And if the New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo fail to renew and strengthen the rent laws, we could see a homelessness and housing crisis unlike any since the Great Depression.

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Friday, January 21, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Back to the Bad Old Days

The Bloomberg administration has plans to crowd hundreds of homeless men on an armory drill floor in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, a dangerous step backwards to the bad old days of unsafe, overcrowded shelters.

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Friday, January 14, 2011 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Economics of Homelessness

Recently released data give us a picture of the state of homelessness across the country and why the situation is getting worse.

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Friday, December 31, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Here are the victories you helped win in 2010

Read about the Coalition's major victories this past year.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
A Day

A guest entry by Tiffany Lange on her experience going through the shelter application process.

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Friday, December 10, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Troubling New Data Show the Deep Failures of the Advantage Program

Over 1,000 families have returned to shelter after participating in Advantage.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Today’s News Sheds Light on Misguided DHS Policies

Two articles in today’s news illustrate misguided City policies and under-reporting of homeless numbers.

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Help Bring a Little Joy to a Homeless Kid this Winter

Help make a difference in one child's life. Donate to the Coalition's toy drive today.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Dangerous Conditions in Advantage Apartments

In yet another illustration of the failure of the Advantage Program, the Department of Homeless Services recently moved a mother and her five children into an apartment with multiple lead paint violations.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Check Out Our Expanded Document Library

We have recently expanded our Advocacy Document Library to include more information regarding shelter rights and more.

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