In Bright Spot, Homeless Veterans Get a Hand Up

When Hector Reyes moved into his new apartment in December, it marked an end to a string of misfortunes for the disabled veteran, including a period in New York City’s homeless shelters.

The 24-year-old’s improved circumstances represent a step toward the city’s efforts to achieve what it calls “functional zero” homelessness among veterans, which means that the number of homeless veterans entering shelters over 90 days equals the number leaving, according to local homeless advocates and officials.

The New York Times Close Up

On the February 13, 2016 edition of The New York Times Close Up, hosted by Clyde Haberman, Times Critic at Large Wesley Morris describes Divisive and Diverse, though not at the same time: one is for the cover story in this Sunday’s Arts and Leisure section, and the other is his “First Words” column in this Sunday’s Times Magazine.

Times contributing writer Rachel Kahdzi Ghansah examines Chirlane McCray’s role as personal and political partner to her husband, Mayor Bill de Blasio, for the cover story in the Sunday Magazine.

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