First Step Goes to Zumba Class

First Step Goes to Zumba Class By Liz Henderson, First Step Program Manager One of the highlights of each First Step session is the trip to Zumba class, generously provided by Misty Clark and M Dance & Fitness. Misty and her crew tailor the hour-long clas ..Read More

“It’s Not the Ritz-Carlton”

Three months after Superstorm Sandy devastated New York, hundreds of evacuees remain in City-funded short-term emergency shelter (and thousands more remain in FEMA-funded temporary placements). But while some evacuees ended up in Manhattan tourist hotels, many ..Read More

No Way to Count Homeless New Yorkers

Tonight the City conducts its annual HOPE survey of unsheltered homeless New Yorkers. And once again, the survey’s numerous flaws mean that the resulting estimate will undercount the homeless population and misinform the general public. As we’ve written in ..Read More

Sandy Evacuees Still in Limbo; Housing Crisis Looms

In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the chaos of the evacuation shelters and the ever-shifting City response made it difficult to predict the true scope of need for those that had been displaced. But three months later, the Coalition for the Homeles ..Read More