Mayor de Blasio: 63,000 New Yorkers Need Homes!

New York City is in the midst of the worst homelessness crisis since the Great Depression, with 63,000 people – including nearly 24,000 children – sleeping in shelters each night. In order to match the unprecedented need, the City must employ every availab ..Read More

Coalition Testifies on Homeless Services Reforms

On Thursday, the Coalition for the Homeless and The Legal Aid Society presented testimony before the New York City Council’s Committee on General Welfare regarding the status of reforms to the Department of Homeless Services and actions needed to address nea ..Read More

Today’s Read: A Compassionate Response to Homelessness

Although permanent housing is the solution to homelessness, shelters are a necessary immediate resource for men, women, and children who find themselves in urgent need of a safe place to sleep. Thanks to landmark litigation brought by the Coalition for the Hom ..Read More

Today’s Video: How Homelessness Has Worsened in the City

With the New York City shelter system bursting at the seams and thousands of people sleeping on subways or sidewalks, many New Yorkers are asking themselves how we got to this point. The answer, as explained in the Coalition’s annual State of the Homeless re ..Read More