Watch First Step graduate Paulette share her story of the emotional devastation of going in and out of shelters with her husband and her three daughters, and the tragedies she endured. She found First Step through her housing counselor and she was hesitant at ..Read More

Coalition Testifies on Unsheltered Homelessness in NYC

On May 3, 2022, the Coalition for the Homeless submitted joint testimony with The Legal Aid Society to the New York City Council’s Committee on General Welfare regarding unsheltered homelessness in New York City. Over the past few months, Mayor Adams’ poli ..Read More

Two homeless New Yorkers struck and killed in subway tunnel

Vita Edwards can often be found at the 145th Street station along the 1 line. She is homeless. It’s the station where Friday morning, police arrived to find a man and woman dead in one of the tunnels after being struck by a southbound 1 train. Edwards told N ..Read More