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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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Monday, March 29, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
So where have the street homeless gone?

Is there really only one homeless man in Times Square?

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Thursday, March 25, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
DHS Handshake Deals – No Deal for Homeless Families

John Liu released an audit today showing how NYC spends over $150 million taxpayer dollar on 'handshake deals' to shelter homeless families.

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
State Restores Homeless Funding but City Facing More Cuts?

More budget confusion--some good news from the State and some bad news from the City.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
DHS and Advocates Agree – Gov Cuts will Hurt Homeless New Yorkers

In an unusual alliance, the Coalition, City Council, and homeless advocates united with the Department of Homeless Services at a press conference condemning the governor’s proposed record cuts to homeless services.

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Friday, March 19, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Results of DHS’s 2010 annual street homelessness count show that the numbers are up

The number of street homeless individuals has increased by over 30% since last year.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
More Day Laborers Face Homelessness

Day laborers face particularly dreadful circumstances including a serious risk of homelessness.

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Monday, March 15, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
NYCHA Gets Much-Needed $300 Million in Aid

The Housing Authority receive some aid, while service providers continue to worry about other budget cuts.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Record Cut During Homelessness Crisis

In this blog, featured by the Huffington Post, Mary discusses Governor Paterson's record cuts to homeless services. Take action now! Send your letter to the governor demanding he abandon these cuts.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Highlights from the DHS Preliminary Budget Hearing

Yesterday, the Department of Homeless Services faced questions from the City Council regarding this year's proposed budget cuts.

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Friday, March 5, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Bloomberg Administration: Always Changing the Message to Fit Their Needs

The City is now focusing on maintaining the shelter system instead of preventing and reducing homelessness.

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Thursday, March 4, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Safety Net, Winter 2010: The Changing Face of Hunger

Read the latest edition of Safety Net, the Coalition's newsletter. This issue focuses on the Grand Central Food Program and includes articles on Artwalk, the capacity crunch, and our legislative heroes.

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