New York City’s Unemployment Rate Rises

The robust New York City economy hit a speed bump in September as the unemployment rate rose sharply, state Labor Department figures show. The 5.8% rate in September is far below the average levels over the last decade, but up from 5.2% in September 2015. The ..Read More

No Community is Off-Limits to Shelter NYC’s Homeless

The refrain is the same in communities across New York City: not here. From Maspeth to Rockaway Beach, from East Elmhurst to Sunset Park, community members and local politicians are protesting NYC’s efforts to house homeless individuals and families in hotel ..Read More

Vote: Homeless New Yorkers Have a Voice

With only three weeks until Election Day, it’s important that homeless New Yorkers prepare to exercise their right to vote. OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS: The number of homeless New Yorkers sleeping in municipal shelters has risen 32 percent, reaching 61,464 peop ..Read More