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As Eviction Pause Ends in New York, Here’s What Tenants Should Know

More than 200,000 eviction cases currently pending in city housing courts could begin to move forward again as early as Tuesday. Read this if yours may be one of them.

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Homeless Youth Get on Fast Track to Housing With New Council Bills

Young people sleeping in New York’s youth homeless shelters and those leaving foster care will soon have direct access to housing vouchers, thanks to a pair of bills the City Council passed Tuesday.

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Steve Banks Had Big Goals for Shelters, and Hit the Mark on Some. Should He Stay?

The city has now left all its notorious "cluster" shelter sites. Family homelessness is down. Eric Adams has hinted he likes the Department of Social Services commissioner. Is Banks ready for round two?

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Manhattan Billionaires’ Row Homeless Shelter Opens After Years-Long Legal Battle

Some 80 men will live in the former Park Savoy Hotel on West 58th Street. Homeless Services Commissioner Steve Banks said the battle to stop its opening was "the longest and most well-funded litigation" over a city shelter.

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Homeless Bounced From Hotels to Streets and Shelters: A NYC Pandemic Odyssey

When Mayor de Blasio began transferring New Yorkers experiencing homelessness from hotels back to shelters in June, some turned to the streets. Others say they live in fear of catching COVID in close quarters. Here are some of their stories.

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De Blasio Tees Off Trump at Bronx Golf Course: Homeless Shelter Operator Set to Evict the Ex-President

De Blasio names a firm tied to CORE Services Group and Bobby Jones Links to run deluxe Ferry Point golf grounds. Trump lawyers say the mayor’s "political retaliation" is a losing game and that the ex-president is in for the long haul.

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Homeless Youth Would Get an Easier Path to Housing Help, Under City Council Bill 

New Yorkers in youth homeless shelters would finally get credit for time spent there instead of having to enter the chaotic and dangerous adult system to receive housing vouchers.

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Homeless Youth Finally Get Rent Help, But Aid Could be Fleeting

Young people won’t have to automatically go to an adult shelter to become eligible for permanent housing help, thanks to new city and federal new direct rental assistance. But the first-come, first-served efforts are limited.

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City Starts Kicking Thousands of Homeless People From Hotels Back to Shelters

For some New Yorkers, emergency housing during the pandemic offered a life line: the privacy and peace of a safe and comfortable hotel room. That will now end by late July. Moving day for men at the Upper West Side’s Lucerne Hotel came Monday.

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De Blasio’s Promised Rent Help for Homeless Youth Takes a Detour

Officials agreed to route young people to live in adult shelters in order to obtain vouchers for permanent housing — even after the mayor promised direct access to help, document obtained by THE CITY shows.

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Sleeping Behind The Bronx Zoo: Why Some New Yorkers Choose Streets Over Shelters

A Coalition for the Homeless study found most people surveyed had been on the streets or subways for at least a year, afraid to go to shelters. Some take refuge in out-of-the-way spots — including behind The Bronx Zoo.

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Man’s Amazing Journey to Amazon Made Smoother Thanks to Public and Private Help

Saheed Adebayo Aare has received salvation from his hellish commute by way of a new position with the online retailer in the city and a bumpy ride to a more convenient homeless shelter.

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Washington Heights Armory on Defense Over Who Gets to Use Space

The Fort Washington Avenue Armory, currently a vaccination site, has some of the most coveted public space in Upper Manhattan. But some locals say the nonprofit running the building doesn’t offer equitable access.

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City ‘Failing’ to Protect Homeless in Shelters and Hotels During Pandemic, Lawsuit Demanding Solo Rooms Alleges

A case filed by Legal Aid late Thursday seeks to mandate single-occupancy hotel rooms for single adult homeless New Yorkers for the duration of the crisis.

Ahead of Upper West Side Shelter Move, Allies of Homeless Downtown Pull From ‘Open Hearts’ Playbook

While some in Lower Manhattan are fundraising $1M for a lawsuit against the city, "Friends of FiDi" has packed welcome kits for homeless men. The West Siders helping them organize hope the movement spreads.

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A Life in Limbo for Homeless Families at Mercy of City’s Moving Whims

Harmonia Hotel resident Mike Bonano has used a rented U-Haul to help neighbors cope with Mayor de Blasio’s whiplash decisions on shelters. Bonano and his wife have been forced to move three times in as many years.

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Homeless Shelter Staff Mistakenly Trash Immigrant Athlete’s Wheelchairs

Saheed Adebayo Aare says he was placed in an inaccessible hotel. When he returned to Wards Island, two wheelchairs — including one for tennis — were gone.

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Subway Homeless Outreach Group Gets New $68M City Deal Despite Doubts About Its Success

Bowery Residents’ Committee work on behalf of the Department of Homeless Services and MTA to coax people into shelter comes under scrutiny by state officials.

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COVID Tore Through NYC Homeless Shelters. But Residents Were Kept in the Dark

While the city won’t give infection and death numbers for specific facilities, our analysis shows that some shelters are getting hit harder than others.

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NYC Shuttles Homeless Men from Subway to Packed Shelter

Amid the overnight train shutdown, caravans take men to Manhattan’s notorious 30th St. Shelter where social distancing to stop coronavirus is elusive.