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Average stay in homeless shelters has surged under de Blasio

March 3, 2018
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Average stay in homeless shelters has surged under de Blasio

The average stay for homeless adults in New York City shelters was 383 days last year – 90 days longer than in 2013, the New York Post reports.

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De Blasio’s homeless policies just got even crazier

December 12, 2017
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De Blasio’s homeless policies just got even crazier

De Blasio’s plan to use eminent domain to buy and convert homeless shelters known as “cluster sites” into affordable housing only raises the specter of future seizures of private property as the new-shelter effort continues to falter, the New York Post argues.

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De Blasio Seeks to Turn Homeless ‘Cluster Sites’ Into Affordable Housing

December 12, 2017
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De Blasio Seeks to Turn Homeless ‘Cluster Sites’ Into Affordable Housing

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce today a plan to convert about 800 units of “cluster site” housing for the homeless into affordable housing, dramatically cutting the use of private apartments as homeless shelters, The New York Times reports.

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Cost of sheltering homeless families in city climbs for second straight year, report shows

September 18, 2017
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Cost of sheltering homeless families in city climbs for second straight year, report shows

For the second year in a row, the price of housing families in city homeless shelters has spiked to $167.84 per day for fiscal year 2017, which ended in June, up from $120.22, according to the annual Mayor’s Management Report, the Daily News reports.

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Councilman calls for independent commission to tackle homeless shelter placement woes

August 24, 2017
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Councilman calls for independent commission to tackle homeless shelter placement woes

New York City Councilman David Greenfield has a plan to take the politics out of locating homeless shelters, and will introduce a bill on Thursday to create an independent commission to decide where new ones should be built, the Daily News writes.

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Homeless and adrift as the numbers keep climbing

July 9, 2017
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Homeless and adrift as the numbers keep climbing

In a city that prides itself on a right to the homeless shelters where an additional 19,000 childless adults dwell, the recent surge shows a system increasingly spurned and a growing catastrophe that needs fresh solutions, the Daily News writes in an editorial.

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De Blasio Quietly Seeks Allies in Battle Over Homeless Shelters

May 17, 2017
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De Blasio Quietly Seeks Allies in Battle Over Homeless Shelters

Beyond community board meetings, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has been scrambling behind the scenes to enlist influential New Yorkers to help marshal support for its plan to open 90 homeless shelters across New York City, the Times reports.

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Brooklyn homeless shelters see bloody beatings over three-day span (WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT)

May 3, 2017
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Brooklyn homeless shelters see bloody beatings over three-day span (WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT)

A brutal, caught-on-video beating with a belt buckle and an assault with a metal pipe rocked two Brooklyn homeless shelters over the past three days, the Daily News writes.

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City Council bill to create list of landlords accepting rent vouchers to transition homeless out of shelters

April 24, 2017
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City Council bill to create list of landlords accepting rent vouchers to transition homeless out of shelters

City Council legislation would require the city to list landlords who have pledged to accept tenants using the city’s LINC vouchers amid complaints that landlords are illegally refusing to rent to tenants using the vouchers to get out of homeless shelters, the Daily News writes.

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In New York City Schools, an Ever-Rising Tide of Homeless Students

April 24, 2017
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In New York City Schools, an Ever-Rising Tide of Homeless Students

The New York Times looks at yesterday’s Independent Budget Office report stating the number of New York City public school students living in homeless shelters has increased in each of the last five years, reaching nearly 33,000 in the 2015-16 school year.

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