The Coalition Responds to Superstorm Sandy

Superstorm Sandy has devastated New York City, but some of its worst impact has been on New Yorkers who were already living on the edge. Many of the hardest-hit neighborhoods – from Far Rockaway to Red Hook, from Coney Island to Midland Beach in Staten Islan ..Read More

Today’s Read: The Increasing Problem of Family Homelessness

When new federal data on the prevalence of homelessness was released last week, most news outlets reported that the total homeless population hadn’t increased and that there had been a lessening of the problem among veterans and the chronically homeless ..Read More

Coalition for the Homeless Statement on HUD Homelessness Report

Statement by Mary Brosnahan, President of the Coalition for the Homeless: While a new national report estimates that homelessness has stayed level in the U.S. over the last year, it jumped 20% in New York City from October of 2011 to October 2012 – and tha ..Read More

Remembering Jon Kest and Jessie Streich-Kest

Our thoughts go out to the family of Jon Kest, community organizer extraordinaire and longtime Coalition ally, and his daughter Jessie Streich-Kest, a teacher and activist who died during Hurricane Sandy. Jon Kest was, simply put, the premier NYC community org ..Read More