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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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Thursday, May 14, 2009 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Bloomberg Administrationís Misguided New Rules Demanding Shelter Payments from Working-Poor Home

As the New York Times reported this past weekend, the Bloomberg administration has implemented a new policy requiring homeless families with employment income to pay for some of the cost of shelter. If they do not comply with the misguided new rules, the policy states, the City will eject homeless children and families from emergency shelter.

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Monday, April 27, 2009 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
State of the Homeless 2009: How to Reduce Family Homelessness

Coalition for the Homeless released the tenth annual "State of the Homeless" report, which documented how the economic recession, coupled with the worsening housing affordability crunch, has driven family homelessness in New York City to record levels. This year's report focused on one way the City of New York can actually reduce family homelessness even in the midst of the economic downturn: By reversing a failed, four-year-old Bloomberg administration policy that effectively cuts off homeless families from receiving Federal housing assistance.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
A Rare Glimpse Inside

This week's New York Times online "Rooms" photo-essay spotlights an illegally-converted boarding house on Seymour Avenue in the Bronx. This is one of the growing number of illegal boarding houses where the NYC Department of Homeless Services (as well as an addiction treatment program) has placed homeless men, including individuals living with mental illness and other disabilities - even when the City was aware of hazardous and illegal conditions.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Bloomberg Administration’s Far-Fetched Claims About Street Homelessness

Yesterday, the New York City Department of Homeless Service released the results of its annual - and annually disputed - HOPE survey of street homelessness, and this year the City's claims were met by extraordinary skepticism.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Street Homeless New Yorkers In Peril

The recent frigid weather in New York City (tonight's temperature is forecast to drop to 13 degrees Fahrenheit) is another life-and-death reminder of the Bloomberg administration's dangerous proposals to radically change the City's approach to street homelessness. Those proposals would sharply reduce access to emergency shelter and services for some of the most vulnerable New Yorkers, at a time of rising homelessness citywide.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Number of NYC Homeless Families Hits Modern-Day Record

Right before the holidays, the Coalition released alarming new public data showing that, at the end of November, there were 9,720 homeless families sleeping in New York City municipal shelters - the highest number since modern homeless began nearly three decades ago. This tragic milestone was reached as New York Governor David Paterson is proposing drastic cutbacks in homelessness prevention and housing programs.

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Monday, November 24, 2008 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Bloomberg Administration’s Plan to Reduce Shelter for Street Homeless New Yorkers

Today Coalition for the Homeless joined elected officials and clergy members who provide shelter to the homeless to call on the Bloomberg administration to reconsider its plan to downsize and restructure New York City's network of drop-in centers and faith-based shelters.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
New Study Proves Positive Impact of Supportive Housing on Neighborhoods

A major new research study has found that supportive housing - affordable housing with support services for formerly-homeless individuals living with mental illness and other special needs - has positive impacts on property values in surrounding neighborhoods.

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Friday, November 14, 2008 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Legal Right to Shelter for Homeless Families

September 17th will be remembered as an historic day in the struggle to ensure fundamental protections for homeless New Yorkers: The signing of a landmark court order establishing an enforceable, legal right to shelter for homeless families with children.

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Monday, November 10, 2008 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Number of New Homeless NYC Families Hits All-Time Record

The Coalition's recent policy brief documents how, in September, 1,464 new homeless families entered the New York City shelter system - the highest number in the 25 years that the City has tracked this data, and the third consecutive month that the number of new homeless families has reached all-time record levels.

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Monday, October 27, 2008 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Homeless New Yorkers and the Right to Vote

Election Day is fast approaching, and this November 4th residents of New York will be faced with some important choices. In addition to the momentous election for President and members of Congress, New Yorkers will be choosing members of the State Legislature and Assembly and - given the current economic recession, the fiscal crunch, and the ongoing crises of homelessness and housing affordability - the decision will have lasting impact on low-income and homeless people statewide.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Homeless Kids and School Absenteeism

A new report from the Center for New York City affairs at The New School paints a troubling portrait of chronic absenteeism in New York City public schools and notes that it primarily affects children in low-income neighborhoods.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
New Study on the Working Poor

Alarming data from a new report reveals that in 2006 - well before the worsening economic downturn - more than one out of four working families nationwide is low-income. The study, "Working Hard, Still Falling Short," also documents that 21 million children live in low-income working households nationwide, and that income inequality among working families increased nearly 10 percent between 2002 and 2006.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Changing Course from Mayor Bloomberg’s Failed Approach to Homelessness

In August the New York City Independent Budget Office released an analysis of Mayor Bloomberg's five-year plan to reduce homelessness by two-thirds, and found that the Bloomberg administration is far from achieving its goals. The Coalition was invited by the Gotham Gazette to discuss the findings of the IBO report and to outline how the City can change course from the failed approach to homelessness embraced by the Bloomberg administration. The Coalition's Mary Brosnahan and Patrick Markee highlighted some immediate steps the City can take to reduce homelessness.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Legal Right to Shelter for Homeless Families

September 17th will be remembered as an historic day in the struggle to ensure fundamental protections for homeless New Yorkers: The signing of a landmark court order establishing an enforceable, legal right to shelter for homeless families with children.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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