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After Murder, Officials Say Bronx Shelter Should Close

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Local leaders call for closure of Project Renewal homeless shelter after its director was murdered.

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Homeless Numbers Up In De Blasio's First Year

Monday, December 29, 2014

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The mayor inherited an unprecedented homelessness crisis, and he promised drastic change. But 2014 has mainly been about preventing the existing system from buckling under the strain.

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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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Volunteers Take to the Streets for City's Annual Homeless Tally

Monday, January 27, 2014

Thousands of volunteers spanned across the five boroughs to conduct the city's annual count of homeless people living on the streets, starting Monday night.

Three thousand volunteers canvassed parks, subways and other public spaces to estimate the number of people living without shelter. The city says this annual survey allows ...

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To Create Housing for Homeless, Landlords Evict Paying Tenants

Monday, August 12, 2013

Desperate for shelter space, New York City has been paying landlords in low income communities much more for their apartments than they could get in the private market. The result? Landlords are pushing out paying tenants to make room for the homeless.

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Bloomberg's Homeless Policy Under Fire as Shelter Population Grows

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

On any given night in January, there were more than 50,000 people sleeping in New York City shelters, according to a new report from a homeless advocacy group.

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Mayor's Report Card Gives Homeless Situation Poor Marks

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Homelessness is up among families, single adults and those living on the streets. That's according to the Mayor's Management Report for fiscal year 2012.

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Out-of-Towners Flock to NYC Homeless Shelters

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

An increasing number of families entering New York City's homeless shelters are not from the city. According to city records, the number of out-of-town families applying for shelter has risen 48 percent over the past four years.

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City Loses First Round in Legal Dispute Over Stricter Shelter Rules

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A court ruled Tuesday that they city cannot move forward with its requirement for homeless single adults to prove they have no other place to go before being found eligible for shelter.

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The Takeaway

The 'Safety Net' and Realities of Poverty

Friday, February 03, 2012

On Tuesday evening following his Floriday primary victory, Mitt Romney told Soledad O'Brien that, "I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair I'll fix it." The following day, The Takeaway followed up with a segment about the changing face of poverty in America. As part of a continuing conversation about this topic, Ron Robinson joins the program. Robinson is a homeless father of twins who lost his job at AT&T in 2010, and has been moving his family in and out of homeless shelters in Detroit, Michigan ever since. Alex Kotlowitz, journalist, author of the book "There Are No Children Here," and producer of "The Interrupters" also addresses the subject. 

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Fight Over City's Homeless Policy Moves to Court

Friday, January 20, 2012

In Manhattan Supreme Court Friday, attorneys for Legal Aid and the City Council argued against a policy that would allow city shelters to impose stricter eligibility rules.

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Nassau County Offers Warm Beds in Winter

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Nassau County is firing up its winter warm bed hotline as the seasonal temperature drops. The program offers food and shelter to people who have nowhere else to go.

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Council Challenges Controversial New Homeless Policy

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Before a controversial homeless policy goes into effect on Monday, City Council members questioned whether the city has the proper state approval to implement it. The policy would require single adults to demonstrate they have no other place to go before being considered eligible for staying in a shelter. 

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For Homeless, Getting Shelter Will Soon Be Harder

Friday, November 04, 2011

Homeless single adults will have to prove they have no place to go in order to stay in a city shelter starting next Monday. Critics of the policy say it results in needy people being wrongly denied shelter.

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