Press Room

Invisible Child

December 10, 2013 -- New York Times

A five-part series tells the heartbreaking story of Dasani, a homeless girl living in a notoriously bad City-run shelter. Read more here.

Hidden City

October 28, 2013 -- New Yorker

A comprehensive article about New York City’s historic homelessness crisis, which highlights the essential role of Coalition for the Homeless and advocates in fighting to address that crisis. Read more here.

The Forgotten 50,000

June 16, 2013 -- New York Times

An editorial spotlighting the historic crisis of New York City homelessness, the failures of Mayor Bloomberg’s flawed policies and the challenges ahead for the next mayor. Read more here.

The Return of Hooverville: The Deepening Crisis of Family Homelessness

April 23, 2013 -- The Observer

One homeless family's struggles are linked to the policy failures of Mayor Bloomberg and his administration. Read more here.

City shelters filling with more homeless children

November 26, 2012 -- Metro New York

Metro highlights the Coalition's recent advertising campaign depicting 20,000 children sleeping in the NYC shelter system. Read more here.

A Rise in Homelessness

August 19, 2012 -- New York Times

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Council Member Annabel Palma, and Mary Brosnahan co-authored a letter to the editor calling on Mayor Bloomberg to enact a plan that will reduce homelessness and save taxpayer money.

The Unfathomable Cuts in Housing Aid

January 2, 2012 -- The Nation

Part of a special issue of The Nation devoted to the nation's tattered social safety net, this article, written by the Coalition's Senior Policy Analyst, Patrick Markee, details the effects of the past decade's cutbacks in Federal affordable housing assistance. Read more here.

Boom Town and Bust City: A Tale of Two New Yorks

January 27th, 2011 -- The Nation

After the recession, the city's wealthy thrive and the poor continue to be left behind. Read more here.

Despite the Mayor's Homeless Program, Many Return to Shelters, Critics Say

December 8, 2010 -- New York Times

The City's housing subsidy, Advantage, is flawed and has resulted in many families turning back to shelter. Read more here.

Mr. G Visits Camp Homeward Bound

August 20, 2010 -- WPIX 11

Mr. G from PIX 11 visited Camp Homeward Bound this summer. Watch this news piece as he interviews some of our campers and our camp director, Beverly McEntarfer. Watch the video here.

One Thing You Can Do Today To Help A Homeless Child

August 19, 2010 -- Huffington Post

A blog post by Mary about the importance of helping the homeless in small ways, like participating in Project: Back to School. Read the article here.

Camp Homeward Bound

July 15, 2010 -- 1010 WINS

Listen to the Coalition for the Homeless Camp Homeward Bound Director Bev McEntarfer, Assistant Director Thomas Semeta, and campers talk about Camp at Bear Mountain. Listen here

Spotlight On Mom

April 30, 2010 -- New York Family

New York Family features Mary Brosnahan, Executive Director. Read more here.

DHS Handshake Deals - No Deal for Homeless Families

March 25, 2010 -- Press Conference

John Liu released an audit showing how NYC spends over $150 million taxpayer dollar on 'handshake deals' to shelter homeless families. Read Mary's remarks here.

Paterson's Record Cut During a Homelessness Crisis

March 10, 2010 -- Huffington Post

Mary discusses Governor Paterson's record cuts to homeless services. Read her blog post here.

Women Helping Women: Program Promotes Self-Sufficiency Through Charity

March 26, 2010 -- NY1

Watch this NY1 feature on the Coalition's First Step Job Training Program. Read more and watch the video here.

News Release: Coalition for the Homeless Sues City of New York About Shortage of Shelter

December 9, 2009 -- Coalition for the Homeless news release

Coalition for the Homeless and the Legal Aid Society file a legal challenge to the City of New York's lack of shelter for homeless men and women.  Read the news release here.

"Mayor, Can You Spare a Little Real Change?"

October 19, 2009 -- New York Daily News

An op-ed by the Coalition's Executive Director, Mary Brosnahan, urging Mayor Bloomberg to change his failed homeless policies in order to address all-time record high New York City homelessness.  Read the article here.

Running Out of Beds

October 5, 2009 -- Huffington Post

A blog post by the Coalition's Executive Director, Mary Brosnahan, highlighting the surge in homelessness and the City of New York's failure to provide sufficient shelter.  Read the article here.

Bloomberg Policy Blamed for Families in Shelters

April 22, 2009 -- The New York Times

An overview of the Coalition's State of the Homeless 2009 report, which critiques the Bloomberg administration's decision to cut off homeless families from a longstanding priority for Federal housing assistance.  Read the article here.

Hope for the Homeless?

Januray 22, 2009 -- The Nation

An article co-written by the Coalition's Senior Policy Analyst, Patrick Markee, describing the impact of the economic recession on homelessness in the United States and outlining policies that the Obama administration and Congress can adopt to reduce homelessness.  Read the article here.

A Night on the Streets

March 16, 2008 -- New York Magazine

An overview of Mayor Bloomberg's record on homelessness, which finds that "[h]omelessness is the single biggest failure of the Bloomberg administration." and which profiles six homeless New Yorkers sleeping on city streets.  Read the article here.

To Be Young and Homeless

March 24, 2002 -- The New York Times Magazine

A comprehensive and moving portrait of homeless children and families in New York City, as they navigate bureaucratic obstacles and harsh treatment in the early months of the Bloomberg administration.  Read the article here.

Waiting for a Final Resting Place; Friends Seek Proper Burial for a Former Tunnel Dweller 

June 11, 1999 -- The New York Times

After the unfortunate death of one of the tunnel dwellers so infamously depicted in the movie Dark Days, this article explains how the Coalition successfully used Federal housing subsidies to relocate dozens of these men and women into permanent housing. Read the article here.