Homeless Services

The Brian Lehrer Show

A (Bad) New Record High: Homelessness

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Commissioner of the Department of Homeless Services discusses what the agency is doing to reduce homelessness after the number of people housed in shelters reached a new high.

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Meet Gilbert Taylor, New York's New Homelessness Chief

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Listen in as the Commissioner joins volunteers to count homeless people living on the streets of New York.

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The Takeaway

One-Third of US Homeless Population is Obese, According to New Study

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Obesity is one of the most pressing concerns in contemporary American life, and a new study finds that it affects the country's homeless population as much as it does the general population. Andrea De Mink, the founder and executive of an Indianapolis-based homelessness organization The PourHouse, strives to provide her patrons with the healthiest food possible in order to combat this rising concern, and Barbara DiPietro, the policy director of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, explains why this research is largely unsurprising.

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City to Stop Paying Rent for Thousands of Formerly Homeless

Friday, February 03, 2012

The Department of Homeless Services announced on its web site Friday that it will not pay February rents for at least 9,000 formerly homeless families and individuals currently receiving rental assistance through the Advantage housing program.

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After The Storm, Extra Help For The Homeless

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

For homeless New Yorkers, finding shelter from the elements can be a life or death situation.



Council Members Call Homeless Experiment Unethical

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Some city council members are expressing outrage at a homeless prevention study that is denying certain families services.



Homeless Study Has Some Upset

Friday, October 15, 2010

New York City wants to know whether homeless prevention programs are serving the right people, so it's conducting a study that has some elected officials upset.