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Monday, January 11, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Death of a Homeless Day Laborer

Last week's death -- probably from exposure -- of a homeless day laborer in Staten Island is a grim reminder of the growing ranks of homeless immigrant laborers.

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Monday, January 11, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Guest Entry: Fifteen Minutes of Humility

Guest contributor, Bill Ballot, writes about one night spent distributing sweaters to homeless men on the street and how it changed his perspective on life and giving forever.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Dangers of Insufficient Shelter Capacity

Recent reports indicate that Long Island is running out of shelter for it's homeless population.

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Monday, January 4, 2010 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
More Households on Food Stamps, Some with No Other Income

Use of Food Stamps is on the rise in New York City and nationwide, and, because of barriers to vital benefits, many Food Stamps recipients have no other source of income.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Coalition Children’s Holiday Party a Success

On Saturday, December 19th, for a few hours, over 100 children from the city's shelters were treated to a special holiday party.

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Monday, December 21, 2009 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
3,000 Broken Promises

City officials have delivered some harsh holiday news to 3,000 poor and formerly-homeless families: The City will not honor housing vouchers already given to these vulnerable New Yorkers.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Welcome to the Coalition’s New Website and Blog!

The Coalition's re-designed website has up-to-date content and new features -- including a blog and online advocacy campaigns -- to help you stay informed and get involved.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
City Blames Homeless for Being Denied Shelter

Last week, Coalition for the Homeless and the Legal Aid Society filed a lawsuit against the City of New York for failing to provide adequate shelter to homeless single adults. The City’s response was in no way surprising—they blamed the homeless individuals.

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Monday, December 14, 2009 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Homelessness Beyond the Inner City

Two recent news reports show how New York's growing homeless population is impacting people and communities beyond the inner city.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Challenging NYC’s Shortage of Shelter Beds for Homeless Adults

Coalition for the Homeless and the Legal Aid Society have filed a motion challenging the City of New York's failure to provide adequate shelter to homeless men and women.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Is It Time Yet, Mayor Bloomberg?

Mayor Bloomberg said there would be "plenty of time...after the election" to talk about homelessness. With NYC homelessness at all-time record levels, is it time yet?

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Friday, December 4, 2009 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
NYC Women with AIDS See Their Progress in Survival Reverse as Funding Is Redistributed

A new report by Health People shows that the redistribution of federal funds to combat HIV/AIDS has had deleterious effects on poor women living in the outer boroughs.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Thirty Years of the Legal Right to Shelter in New York City

December 5th marks an important anniversary: Thirty years since the first landmark court ruling in Callahan v. Carey affirming the legal right to shelter for homeless New Yorkers.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
A Formerly Homeless Man Is Documenting First-Hand Stories of Homeless

Mark Horvath, a formerly homeless man, used to live on the streets of Hollywood, California. Now, he is traveling the country recording first-hand video of currently homeless people telling their stories.

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Monday, November 30, 2009 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Enhancing Food Assistance During the Economic Downturn

The front page of Sunday's New York Times was a stark reminder of the harsh impact of the current economic downturn: One in eight Americans now uses Food Stamps to supplement their food budget, and the number of Food Stamps recipients is rising rapidly.

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Friday, November 20, 2009 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
A Stark Reminder of the Danger of Illegal Boarding Houses

Illegally converted boarding houses (also known as 3/4 houses) pose a major health and safety hazard for homeless New Yorkers, especially in light of two recent fires in overcrowded housing that resulted in the deaths of four men.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Hunger on the Rise in the United States

An alarming new report from the Federal government shows that hunger is on the rise across the United States.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Housing as a Human Right

The United Nations is investigating the lack of affordable housing in New York City as a human rights violation. At the same time that homelessness is at an all time high, why can't the City of New York take affordable housing as seriously?

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Monday, November 16, 2009 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
More Bad News for Street Homeless New Yorkers

Following the past year's cutbacks in drop-in centers and other services for homeless New Yorkers sleeping on the streets, Bloomberg administration officials recently announced plans to close the largest drop-in center in the city -- and made it clear that the administration has no plans to replace the lost center.

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Monday, October 26, 2009 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
NYC Homeless Shelter Population Reaches All-Time High

As the Coalition revealed in an October 13th report based on newly-released City data, the number of homeless children and adults residing each night in municipal shelters exceeded 39,000 people for the first time since modern homelessness began more than 25 years ago. At the same time, more than 10,000 homeless families, with more than 16,500 children, reside in homeless shelters each night -- the first time the number of homeless families bedding down in municipal shelter has ever exceeded 10,000 families.

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