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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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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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