Coalition for the Homeless policy briefs from the past year can be found here.
December 23, 2008 -- The Bloomberg administration has outlined a plan to reduce emergency shelter and other services for street homeless individuals, making it more difficult to get help at a time when the number of homeless New Yorkers is on the rise.
December 23, 2008 -- The Governor proposes more than $11 million in cutbacks to homelessness prevention, housing, and other vital services.
December 15, 2008 -- The Bloomberg administration has outlined a plan to reduce emergency shelter and other services for street homeless individuals, making it more difficult to get help at a time when the number of homeless New Yorkers is on the rise.
October 29, 2008 -- Coalition for the Homeless released a briefing paper showing that 1,464 newly homeless families entered the New York City shelter system in September, an all-time record high.
June 23, 2008 -- On the fourth anniversary, this brief assessment of Mayor Bloomberg's five-year homeless plan finds the City far behind its targets for reducing New York City homelessness.
June 24, 2008 -- Coalition for the Homeless has released a detailed analysis of the Bloomberg administration's misguided plan to move New York City's only homeless men's intake center from midtown Manhattan, where most street homelessness is concentrated, to the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn.
July 20, 2007 -- Mayor Bloomberg's response to the family homelessness crisis was to replace one flawed rent subsidy program, "Housing Stability Plus," with another, equally-flawed program called "Work Advantage." This briefing paper details the problems with the new program and the Bloomberg administration's flawed approach to family homelessness.
February 7, 2007 -- This briefing paper summarizes research that should inform efforts by the Bloomberg administration to reform its flawed homeless rent subsidy programs.
January 31, 2006 -- The renewed agreement is a significant first step in expanding supportive housing resources for homeless New Yorkers, but still fails fully to address the need.
March 23, 2005 -- The Bloomberg administration's policies deny shelter to homeless couples who have registered as domestic partners.
December 20, 2004 -- Threatening a fundamental protection for vulnerable children and families, Mayor Bloomberg plans to deny shelter to many homeless families.
November 2004 -- The Bloomberg administration's flawed "Housing Stability Plus" program requires significant reforms.
July 2004 -- President Bush has proposed the most dramatic cutbacks in Federal housing programs in more than two decades.
May 2004 -- A comprehensive critical analysis of the City's annual "estimate" of the number of street homeless New Yorkers.
March 2003 -- Wars throughout American history have caused homelessness among armed forces veterans, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will create a new generation of homeless veterans.
April 2002 -- An analysis of how supportive housing reduces homelessness and saves taxpayer dollars.