State of the Homeless 2019
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A resource for reports, regulations, testimony, news and other documents related to homelessness, poverty and the work of the Coalition for the Homeless.
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Callahan v. Carey – New York State Supreme Court, consent decree (1981)
August 1, 1981This is the complete text of the 1981 consent decree in Callahan v. Carey, the class action litigation brought by Coalition for the Homeless that established a legal right to shelter for homeless individuals in New York City. Read more.
Housing DisConnect: Fact-Checking Mayor de Blasio’s Claims on Affordable Housing and Homelessness
December 10, 2018This paper addresses claims Mayor de Blasio has made regarding the House Our Future NY Campaign and elaborates on the current state of homelessness, the need for more housing, and the mechanisms for achieving our goals.Read more…
Moment of Truth: Bringing Production of Affordable Housing for Homeless Households in de Blasio’s Housing Plan to Scale
January 31, 2018An analysis by the Coalition for the Homeless examining the creation and preservation of housing units in Mayor de Blasio's Housing NY plan. The report concludes the City is on track to create too few units for homeless households and calls for 30,000 units of affordable housing for homeless individuals and families, or 10 percent of the total plan, a rate achieved by previous Mayors. Read more…
Recovering from the Lost Decade: Permanent Rent Supplements a Potent Tool for Reducing Homelessness
October 25, 2017This brief examines the history of rent supplements provided to homeless individuals and families. It highlights both effective and ineffective models of providing rent supplements and offers recommendations to improve upon and bring to scale the solutions proven to offer housing stability for homeless families and individuals.Read more…