State of the Homeless 2014
Turning Point: Amidst Unprecedented Homelessness – A New Focus on Housing Can Turn the Tide… Read More
A resource for reports, regulations, testimony, news and other documents related to homelessness, poverty and the work of the Coalition for the Homeless.
A Better, More Cost-Effective Alternative to the Failed “Adantage” Program
March 14, 2011An alternative to the failed Advantage program will save City and State taxpayer dollars and provide better, more stable housing options for homeless children and adults exiting shelter. Read more…
January 29, 2013Data depicting the return to shelter of Advantage recipients presented in the testimony on the 2013-2014 New York State budget. View charts.Read more…
Basic Facts – New York City Homelessness
October 31, 2011Basic facts on homelessness in New York City. ddendum to New York Assembly, Committee on Social Services: Homelessness and Ways to Address it in New York State testimony, presented January 25, 2012. Read more.Read more…
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.
A State Justice Orders Creation of 750 Beds for Bowery Homeless (1979)
December 9, 1979New York Times article on first decision in Callahan v. Carey. Read more. Read more…
Callahan v. Carey – New York State Supreme Court, decision finding that proposed shelter eligibility rules for homeless adults violate City Charter requirements (2012)
February 21, 2012Complete text of the February 2012 decision in Callahan v. Carey, which blocked the Bloomberg Administration’s attempt to implement shelter eligibility rules for homeless individuals. Read more.Read more…