Home is Hope PSA and Statement

EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO A HOME Forty years ago, the Coalition for the Homeless secured the legal right to shelter for New Yorkers without homes, creating a baseline of decency in our city.  We need now to build on that baseline, because people need home ..Read More

Op-Ed | Section 8, or one man’s quest for a golden ticket

I am an aspiring software engineer, and first met Bill de Blasio, who was then the Public Advocate, in 2010 at a General Welfare Committee hearing, at which I testified about the challenges of trying to pursue an education while homeless. At the time, he was m ..Read More

Judge Mary Johnson Lowe, Unsung Trailblazer

As we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Coalition for the Homeless and the right to shelter, it is important to recognize some of the individuals who have been part of the Coalition’s history. Judge Mary Johnson Lowe, the first Black woman to serve on ..Read More

Your Rights as a Voter

Can I vote without a permanent address? YES! In 1984, Coalition for the Homeless filed the lawsuit Pitts v. Black, which guaranteed the right to vote for homeless New Yorkers living in shelters, on the streets, or in welfare hotels. What do I need when I go to ..Read More