Press Room

Joint Statement from Legal Aid, Coalition for the Homeless on the City Evacuating Families with Children from Floyd Bennett Field

Tuesday, January 9, 2024
“This last-minute evacuation further proves that Floyd Bennett Field - a facility mired in a flood zone, miles from schools and other services - has never and will never serve as an appropriate and safe place to shelter families with...

Joint Statement from Legal Aid, Coalition for the Homeless on NYC DOI Report on PATH Intake Issues

Tuesday, January 9, 2024
“This investigation reveals a disturbing cover-up by the City to hide the number of Right to Shelter violations it amassed in the summer of 2022. We are extremely troubled by the City’s actions, and by the finding that the City manipulated shelter...

New Ad Narrated by Richard Gere Warns of Tent Cities in New York City if Right to Shelter Dismantled

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
The Coalition for the Homeless launched a new ad campaign showing the tent cities that may soon appear on New York City streets if Mayor Adams and Governor Hochul succeed in gutting the “Right to...

NY SANE, Coalition for the Homeless, The Legal Aid Society, Win, Housing Justice for All, Host Rallies in NYC and Albany to Save Legal Right to Shelter

Tuesday, December 5, 2023
The NY SANE coalition, including Coalition for the Homeless, The Legal Aid Society, Win, the Episcopal Diocese of New York, and Housing Justice for All – representing hundreds of housing and tenant organizations, labor unions, faith groups, advocates,...

Joint Statement from Legal Aid, Coalition for the Homeless in Response to the City Failing to Ensure Shelter for New Arrivals

Wednesday, November 29, 2023
“Denying new arrivals shelter has resulted in dozens of people sleeping on sidewalks awaiting placement and exposed to 20-degree weather, an egregious breach of the City’s legal and moral obligation to provide shelter in a timely fashion to anyone in...

Op-ed: Helping Homeless People Who Are Mentally Ill

Tuesday, November 28, 2023
“Behind Acts of Violence, Years of Mistakes” (front page, Nov. 21) effectively underscores the decades of neglect, underfunding and mismanagement that have made New York’s mental health system such a resounding failure for so many people in our...

ARTWALK NY Gala Honoring Jenny Holzer Raises Over $500,000 for Coalition for the Homeless

Friday, November 17, 2023
Hundreds of people from New York’s art, philanthropy, business, and activist communities gathered at Powerhouse Arts in Brooklyn to celebrate the return of ARTWALK NY, the city’s premier art auction and fundraising gala benefiting the Coalition for the...

Legal Aid, Coalition for the Homeless Call on Adams Administration to Abandon its Plan to Shelter Families with Children at Floyd Bennett Field

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
The Legal Aid Society and the Coalition for the Homeless, following a tour of Floyd Bennett Field yesterday, called on the Adams Administration to abandon its plan to shelter families with children in a semi-congregate setting at the...

Descendants of the New Deal Architects send letter to Governor Hochul Advocating for Protection of the Right to Shelter

Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Today, a group of descendants of the original architects of the New Deal sent a letter to Governor Hochul urging her to honor the values established by their...

Joint Statement from Legal Aid, Coalition for the Homeless in Response to Reporting on the City’s Plan to Shelter New Arrivals in Outdoor Tents

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
“Passing out tents as winter approaches is not only a mockery of the City’s legal and moral obligation to provide safe shelter to people without...