With the debut of his longtime passion project, Time Out of Mind, H’wood insider/outsider Richard Gere talks about the homelessness epidemic, his work for Tibet, and what he learned panhandling on the streets of New York.
At 66 years old and after nearly 40 years in show business, Richard Gere has no intention of slowing down. In the past 18 months alone, he has starred in three new movies, including the critically acclaimed Time Out of Mind, directed by Oren Moverman, in which he portrays a homeless man in New York City.
Mayor de Blasio launched a plan Monday to hire lawyers to help tenants fight off evictions and avoid becoming homeless.
The city will spend $12.3 million on the new legal services program, bringing total spending to combat eviction and landlord harassment to $60 million, enough to get 113,000 people legal representation.
Homelessness in New York is at or near record high numbers. So what can and should be done about it?
With us is the face of New York City’s fight to deal with homelessness. And with the homeless situation more visible, more prevalent, more troubling than ever, Mary Brosnahan joins us to talk about solutions.