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Homelessness is a housing problem

August 6, 2018
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Rising rents are driving New York City’s latest homelessness crisis. Here’s how to fix it. On a rainy morning in May, around 30 homeless people and a handful of activists gathered on the steps of New York City Hall to call on local government to protect homeless New Yorkers trying to find permanent housing. Specifically,…

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NYC Rise in Homeless is One of the Biggest in the U.S.

December 6, 2017
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The number of people living on the street rose to 3,936 in 2017 from 2,838 in 2016, a federal report says Homelessness in New York City rose by 4.1 percent in 2017, one of the bigger increases in the U.S., despite the budget for the city Department of Homeless Services nearly doubling under Mayor Bill…

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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 crisis spills over into well-off nabes

August 22, 2017
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Homeless crisis spills over into well-off nabes

The city’s homeless crisis has stretched into some of Manhattan’s most affluent neighborhoods, the New York Post reports.

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Figuring out neighborhood obligations to the homeless

August 11, 2017
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To tackle homelessness long-term, wealthy neighborhoods must assume their social responsibility, de-stigmatize homelessness, offer their resources to the less-privileged, and realize that without opening their arms today, our homelessness crisis will worsen tomorrow, The Riverdale Press shares, in an opinion piece.

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New Bronx project trying to tackle housing and homeless crises faces backlash [video]

July 25, 2017
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New Bronx project trying to tackle housing and homeless crises faces backlash [video]

A new project in the Bronx promises to tackle two citywide problems, homelessness and the lack of affordable housing, but a backlash underscores the challenges de Blasio faces in trying to address them, NY1 reports.

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New Homeless Shelters Are Coming to New York City: Which Neighborhoods Are Likely to Get Them?

July 22, 2017
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New Homeless Shelters Are Coming to New York City: Which Neighborhoods Are Likely to Get Them?

New York City is planning to open 90 new shelters citywide, choosing to use the boundaries of the city’s 59 community districts to determine where they should be placed, but that is likely to be contentious, the New York Times writes. Also, visit our homeless shelter tracker.

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What it’s like to job hunt when you’re homeless

July 10, 2017
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What it’s like to job hunt when you’re homeless

Finding a job is never easy, but for those without a permanent address, the search can feel impossible, the New York Post writes.

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De Blasio frustrated by panhandlers ‘who are not particularly in need’

July 7, 2017
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De Blasio frustrated by panhandlers ‘who are not particularly in need’

Mayor Bill de Blasio said his administration’s efforts to curb homelessness are working, despite increasing estimates of the number of homeless people on city streets, and expressed frustration that New Yorkers often confuse panhandlers “who are not particularly in need” for homeless persons, Politico New York reports.

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Annual count finds 40 percent increase in street homeless

July 5, 2017
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Annual count finds 40 percent increase in street homeless

An annual count of the city’s unsheltered population showed a 40 percent increase in homeless people on city streets, despite the efforts of the de Blasio administration to curb the rising rate of homelessness. There were 3,892 people homeless and unsheltered in 2017, according to the estimate conducted in February, up from 2,794 last winter.…

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