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VIDEO: This is how New York City handles your calls about the homeless

May 9, 2018
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It’s something that happens just about everyday. A New Yorker spots a homeless person on the street. Sometimes this person is seen as in dire need of help. Sometimes they are seen as a nuisance. In either case, a call is made to New York City’s 311 system. Then what happens? A dispatcher takes the…

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HOMELESS PROVIDERS LOOK TO NEW DHS ADMINISTRATOR FOR FOCUS

July 13, 2017
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HOMELESS PROVIDERS LOOK TO NEW DHS ADMINISTRATOR FOR FOCUS

Nonprofit providers working with New York City to address the homelessness crisis welcomed the July 10 announcement that Joslyn Carter will lead the Department of Homeless Services.

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Department of Homeless Services names new administrator

July 10, 2017
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Department of Homeless Services names new administrator

More than a year after it was reorganized, the New York City Department of Homeless Services announced it has a new leader: Joslyn Carter, who was previously the department’s associate commissioner of family intake, has been appointed administrator, the Daily News reports.

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Park Slope Area To Get 250 New Homeless Shelter Beds, City Says

April 24, 2017
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Park Slope Area To Get 250 New Homeless Shelter Beds, City Says

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s home turf of Park Slope will get about 250 new shelter beds as part of the city’s response to skyrocketing homelessness, DNAinfo writes.

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More homeless families denied at shelters after NYC toughens eligibility

April 7, 2017
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More homeless families denied at shelters after NYC toughens eligibility

Fewer families are flooding into New York City’s homeless shelters after eligibility requirements were tightened, with just 38 percent of the families seeking shelter approved in February, down from last year’s average of 50 percent, the Daily News reports.

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Shelter for the needy: How the mayor is shrinking homelessness and could do more

April 7, 2017
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Shelter for the needy: How the mayor is shrinking homelessness and could do more

New York City’s new tougher but fair rules limiting slots in family homeless shelters to those who plainly have no place else to live are necessary, and such vetting should be extended to single people as well, the Daily News writes in an editorial.

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New Facility for Homeless Families Opening in Belmont, City Says

March 17, 2017
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A new facility for homeless families is opening in the Bronx neighborhood of Belmont, the city said, the fifth among 90 shelters to open citywide as part of an overhaul of the Department of Homeless Services, DNAinfo writes.

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Do Your Part To Help Homeless Street New Yorkers

January 15, 2017
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Do Your Part To Help Homeless Street New Yorkers

The Department of Homeless Services asks New Yorkers to volunteer for its annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate to assist the agency and community partners in estimating the number of individuals living on the streets, in parks, subways, and other public spaces across the city. HOPE 2017 will take place on Monday evening, Jan. 23, from…

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