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WNYC News

Investigation Finds 'Unsafe and Unhealthy' Conditions in City's Homeless Shelters

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A new report from the Department of Investigation cites rats, vermin and other filth in New York City's shelter system.

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WNYC News

As Temperatures Dive, City Enacts Another 'Code Blue' for Homeless

Sunday, February 15, 2015

All weekend, the city has used a cold weather emergency procedure to get homeless New Yorkers off the streets and into shelters.

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WNYC News

City Chips Away at Homeless Housing Costs

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The de Blasio administration took office promising to fix the city's patchwork system of homeless shelters. But its initial attempts have fallen short.

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WNYC News

Elmhurst Residents Say No to Another Homeless Shelter

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

With another shelter a block away and institutions for people with mental illness and adult care facilities nearby, people in this densely populated neighborhood say they feel overburdened.

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WNYC News

Comptroller Finds Homeless Services Agency Mishandled Sandy Money

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Scott Stringer said the lack of record keeping makes it look like crucial monitoring didn't happen at all.

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WNYC News

Stepping up Help for the Homeless as Temperatures Plummet

Monday, January 06, 2014

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Extra vans, staff and outreach for those most vulnerable to the bitter cold.

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WNYC News

Top Court Rejects Bloomberg's Homeless Policy

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New York State’s top court on Tuesday blocked the Bloomberg administration's plan to impose new requirements on single adults trying to enter homeless shelters.

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Schoolbook

A Homeless Child Struggles for Stability

Monday, November 14, 2011

In the news, a look into the lives of a homeless child enrolled in the city's schools: N-Dia Layne and her mother, Whitnee Layne, made a valiant attempt to keep N-Dia in the Brooklyn school she had attended for four years. But mother and daughter were transferred from their Brooklyn shelter to one in Manhattan, and the hour and 15 minute commute proved daunting.

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Schoolbook

Too Few Homeless Students Appropriately Placed, City Concedes

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

At a City Council hearing, the Department of Homeless Services acknowledged that only about 35 percent of families that came through the shelter system were being placed in the district where their youngest child attends school.

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WNYC News

Getting the Homeless Out of the Cold

Monday, January 04, 2010

(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

With temperatures dipping below freezing and wind-chills dropping into single digits, New York City officials are ramping up their efforts to get homeless people off the streets and out of the cold.

With overnight lows last ...

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