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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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Ask a Candidate: Quizzing de Blasio on Homelessness

September 27, 2017
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Ask a Candidate: Quizzing de Blasio on Homelessness

De Blasio answers a question in City Limits about why he thinks the homeless crisis has exploded since he took office, and what he will do to reverse the trend.

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De Blasio’s Shelter Plan Ignites Fears Across The Bronx

August 10, 2017
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De Blasio’s Shelter Plan Ignites Fears Across The Bronx

Distrust in the lack of transparency about the mayor’s proposed homeless shelter plan has put many Bronx residents on edge and some have become so hyper-vigilant they have even mounted resistance to projects that have nothing to do with the homeless, DNAinfo writes.

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One Homelessness Plan for One New York

June 21, 2017
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One Homelessness Plan for One New York

Government should take seriously recommendations based on the work of the Family Homelessness Task Force and by recognizing that family homelessness is not something that any one entity can solve on its own, the heads of three nonprofits write in the Observer.

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New York Adding Shelter Options for Homeless Victims of Domestic Abuse

June 14, 2017
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New York Adding Shelter Options for Homeless Victims of Domestic Abuse

Domestic violence continues to drive homelessness in New York City, ahead of evictions and overcrowding, and to address the issue, the city is also bolstering its separate, smaller system of domestic violence shelters by opening 54 additional apartment-style units for families next month, the Times writes.

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Problem-Plagued ‘Cluster Housing’ for Homeless Being Phased Out, Pols Say

May 26, 2017
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Problem-Plagued ‘Cluster Housing’ for Homeless Being Phased Out, Pols Say

The de Blasio administration announced that it has closed nearly a quarter of the problem-plagued “cluster housing” units for the homeless, months after two girls were burned to death by a faulty radiator in an apartment rented under the program, DNAinfo reports.

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City bungling puts Brooklyn homeless shelter $550K in debt

May 2, 2017
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City bungling puts Brooklyn homeless shelter $550K in debt

Even as New York is getting pushback in its quest to open more buildings for the homeless, an ongoing shelter for mothers and kids in Brooklyn is heading to foreclosure due to errors that put it roughly 550,000 dollars in debt to the city and a lienholder, the New York Post reports.

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Community rallies around shelter in Brooklyn [video]

April 25, 2017
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While residents initially opposed a shelter in Kensington, Brooklyn, residents eventually embraced it, Fox 5 reports.

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Landlords Fined $33K by City After Rejecting Tenant With Housing Voucher

April 5, 2017
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Landlords Fined $33K by City After Rejecting Tenant With Housing Voucher

A Brooklyn management company was fined $33,000 by the City Commission on Human Rights after rejecting a woman’s housing voucher and leaving her homeless for two months, according to court documents, DNAinfo writes.

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These are the 30 posh hotels where NYC places its homeless

April 2, 2017
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These are the 30 posh hotels where NYC places its homeless

The city has used 30 Manhattan hotels to house the homeless, including the iconic New Yorker, the upscale Excelsior and the tourist-friendly The Manhattan at Times Square, the New York Post writes.

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