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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Volunteer Shelter Monitors Needed!

With the single adult shelter population reaching record levels, the Coalition is facing a shortage of volunteer shelter monitors.

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Friday, October 29, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Single Adult Shelter Census Reaches Record Levels

The number of homeless single adults in the New York City shelter system has drastically risen over the past year, defying usual trends and reaching a level not seen in over two decades.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Closed Doors II—Data Shows City Denies Shelter to Homeless Families at a Higher Rate

City data shows that, even in the midst of the lingering economic crisis, the City is denying shelter to homeless families at a higher rate.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Closed Doors I – How the City Routinely Denies Shelter to Homeless Families

The New York City Council held an important hearing about the problems homeless families confront when seeking emergency shelter – and how the City wrongfully denies shelter to families in crisis.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Troubling Questions Persist about City’s Callous Homebase Study

More and more unanswered questions remain about the City’s callous Homebase experiment, in which 200 needy families have been denied prevention services for two years.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Join us November 4th for the 16th Annual ARTWALK NY!

Join the Coalition for the Homeless with co-chairs Alec Baldwin, Richard Gere, and Carey Lowell on November 4th for the 16th Annual ARTWALK NY!

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Monday, October 4, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Public Advocate Releases Report on Illegal Side Deals in Advantage Program

Public Advocate, Bill de Blasio, released a report on Friday documenting the prevalence of illegal "side deals" among participants in the Department of Homeless Services' rental subsidy program, Advantage.

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Friday, October 1, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
City Denies Aid to 200 Needy Families as Part of “Study”

The NYC Department of Homeless Services has callously cut off prevention services for 200 at-risk families as part of a “study” of the Homebase program.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
No Surprise: Poverty is on the Rise

New nationwide data released by the U.S. Census Bureau show that there were more people living in poverty in 2009 than any other year since they started keeping track in 1959.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Balancing Budgets on the Backs of the Poor and Sick

Governor Paterson has vetoed legislation that would have eased rent burdens for poor New Yorkers living with AIDS, many of them formerly-homeless. And the pundits who urged him to do so should shoulder some of the blame.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Event Benefits Project: Back to School

On Friday, September 10, 2010, Capicu Poetry, God's Funky Children, and Xmental University got together at Notice Lounge in Williamsburg Brooklyn to raise money for Project: Back to School.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Help Another Kid

Fifth-grader Olivia Oldham asks fellow students to pitch in and help homeless kids.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
One Thing You Can Do Today To Help A Homeless Child

Mary's recent blog for the Huffington Post about the importance of participating in Project: Back to School

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Project: Back to School Kicks Off This Week

We are looking to collect 3,000 backpacks filled with school supplies for homeless children in need.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
2009 Was Worst in Decade for Homeless Hate Crimes

The National Coalition for the Homeless just released a report detailing the number of violent attacks against the homeless in 2009. The number of resulting fatalities was the highest in a decade.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Advantage Recidivism - The Real Numbers

Over 1,000 families have returned to homelessness after receiving Advantage.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
DHS “Facts” v. Actual Facts

DHS recently published a “myths v. facts” page about Advantage. Curiously enough, their “facts” ignore their own data, indicators, and measurements.

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Friday, July 30, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Difficult PATH to Family Shelter

Jorge Morera, one of the Coalition's Crisis Intervention counselors, discusses the barriers he sees every day with families face in their application to shelter.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Dis-Advantage

The Mayor’s flawed rental subsidy program is leading hundreds of formerly homeless families BACK into homelessness and putting thousands more at risk.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Homeless Single Adult Population Continues to Increase

The number of homeless single adults has continued to rise even with the onset of summer, reaching a 5 year high in June.

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