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Monday, May 24, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
FACT VS. SPIN:  The Myth that Homelessness Is Only a Jobs Problem

The NY Daily News editorial board echoes Bloomberg administration spin that jobs are the sole solution to homelessness – but ignores the overwhelming evidence debunking that myth.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
New Poll Finds Widespread Support for Shelter and Housing for Homeless New Yorkers

A new public opinion survey found strong support for the legal right to shelter for homeless New Yorkers, and for prevention and housing assistance.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Obama administration criticizes New York’s policy of finger imaging food stamp applicants

A top Agriculture Department official urged the state to discontinue its practice of finger imaging applicants for food stamps.

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Monday, May 17, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Jobs vs. Homes

New DHS Commissioner Seth Diamond, an architect of harsh Giuliani-era welfare policies, wants more homeless families to work – but fails to recognize that housing affordability, not joblessness, is at the root of record NYC homelessness.

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Friday, May 14, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Mayor Bloomberg Proposes Sharp Cutbacks to Homeless Services

The Mayor's FY 2011 Executive Budget proposal includes dramatic reductions in funding for street homeless services, homelessness prevention, and shelter and services for vulnerable New Yorkers -- and will lead to more homelessness.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Florida officially categorizes attacks on the homeless as hate crimes

On Tuesday, the Governor of Florida signed into law a bill that would classify attacks against the homeless as hate crimes.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
FACT VS. SPIN:  Bloomberg’s Homeless Housing Record

Contrary to the spin, the fact is that, compared to Mayor Koch's successful "Housing New York" program, Mayor Bloomberg's housing plan has created few apartments for homeless New Yorkers

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Thursday, May 6, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Rent Hikes Looming from Bloomberg’s Board

Last night Mayor Bloomberg's appointees to the Rent Guidelines Board signaled their support for further rent increases affecting half of all rental apartments in New York City -- a recipe for more homelessness.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
City is Held in Contempt of Court for Continuing to Enforce Unconstitutional Law

Two decades ago, laws that prohibited loitering were found unconstitutional, but New York City continued to enforce them. Yesterday, a federal judge found the City in contempt of court.

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Monday, April 26, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Remembering a Homeless Hero

Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax, one of NYC's many homeless day laborers, was killed when he tried to rescue a woman from an attack in Queens.

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Friday, April 23, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Debunking the Myths about Charging Homeless Families Rent for Shelter

Some claim support for the City's misguided plan, but base their reasoning on facts that are not part of the City’s plan

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Thursday, April 22, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Charging Rent for a Homeless Shelter?  Help Stop Mayor Bloomberg’s Absurd Plan

Mayor Bloomberg's plan to charge homeless families "rent" for shelter has earned national ridicule. But New Yorkers still must urge Albany to stop the Mayor's absurd plan.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
National Low Income Housing Coalition Releases “Out of Reach 2010”

The report illustrates the unavailability of affordable housing in New York and across the country.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Homeless Services Commissioner Hess Resigns

Commissioner Hess Resigns; Replacement looks to implement Giuliani-style policy

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Friday, April 16, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Elected Officials and Advocates Gathered to Oppose Rent for Shelter

Coalition for the Homeless joined elected officials and homeless individuals on the steps of City Hall to oppose the Mayor's plan to charge homeless families rent for shelter.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
New York to Finally End Shameful Homelessness ‘Solution’

Lindsey Davis, the Coalition's Director of Crisis Services, discusses the new regulations aimed to stop harmful referrals to three-quarter housing.

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Monday, April 12, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The worst idea ever?

The Coalition is teaming up with the Working Families Party to tell Albany to block the Mayor's plan to charge homeless men, women, and families rent for shelter.

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Thursday, April 8, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
City finally agrees to new system of referrals to protect homeless adults from ¾ housing

City implements new guidelines to protect homeless adults from illegal and unsafe housing

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Section 8 Devastation?

A Section 8 deficit may put 10,000 families at risk of losing their vouchers.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
No April Fools – Unemployment Benefits are Expiring for 46,000 New Yorkers

46,000 New Yorkers, including 23,000 City residents, are expected to lose their unemployment benefits this week. See what the Coalition is doing to help.

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