State of the Homeless 2017
Rejecting Low Expectations: Housing is the Answer… Read More
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Callahan v. Carey – New York State Supreme Court, consent decree (1981)
August 1, 1981This is the complete text of the 1981 consent decree in Callahan v. Carey, the class action litigation brought by Coalition for the Homeless that established a legal right to shelter for homeless individuals in New York City. Read more.
Moment of Truth: Bringing Production of Affordable Housing for Homeless Households in de Blasio’s Housing Plan to Scale
January 31, 2018An analysis by the Coalition for the Homeless examining the creation and preservation of housing units in Mayor de Blasio's Housing NY plan. The report concludes the City is on track to create too few units for homeless households and calls for 30,000 units of affordable housing for homeless individuals and families, or 10 percent of the total plan, a rate achieved by previous Mayors. Read more…
Recovering from the Lost Decade: Permanent Rent Supplements a Potent Tool for Reducing Homelessness
October 25, 2017This brief examines the history of rent supplements provided to homeless individuals and families. It highlights both effective and ineffective models of providing rent supplements and offers recommendations to improve upon and bring to scale the solutions proven to offer housing stability for homeless families and individuals.Read more…
Family Homelessness in NYC: City and State Must Meet Unprecedented Scale of Crisis with Proven Solutions
January 12, 2017Briefing paper by Coalition for the Homeless examining the factors that contribute to the present family homelessness crisis and recommended solutions that can reduce the number of people utilizing New York City homeless shelters.Read more…