Homelessness

The areas around the West 4th Street, Times Square-42nd Street and 125th Street stations on the Lexington Avenue line had the highest number of “track intrusions,” which are up 20% since before the pandemic.
A 15-year-old agreement to put 20 automatic sidewalk toilets around the city has been completely stalled for the last two years, with 15 restrooms still not in service.
The shelter on White Plains Road was to be run by Westhab, in a building owned by David Levitan, once identified by the city as one of its “worst landlords.”
A longtime shelter resident, an advocate for homeless people, an academic expert, and the union president representing shelter security officers on what can be done.
From cops declining to enforce his directive to a chronic shortage of shelter and hospital beds, the mayor’s sweeping proposal faces major obstacles.
While union leaders call for “safety over service,” homeless riders and advocates say the Sept. 2020 ban doesn’t address why people are bringing their belongings into the subway system in the first place.
With three in four shelter applications rejected, advocates demand permanent adoption of a pandemic pause on children cycling in and out of a Bronx intake center.
Homeless families are getting city decisions to deny shelter overturned in growing numbers — and applying over and over again.
Many of the nation’s transportation agencies are increasingly turning attention to social services for people dealing with homelessness, mental health issues or addiction. New York City lags down the track from Philadelphia and other cities.
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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The number of families in shelters has plummeted, while single adults seek shelter in near-record numbers.
The OT bill for the MTA’s police force hit $33 million last year because of efforts by the Cuomo administration to police fare evasion and homeless New Yorkers, according to a new report from the agency’s inspector general.
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.
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?
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.
Nearly 1 in 10 New York City public school students lived in unstable, or temporary, housing in the 2020-2021 school year, according to an analysis of state data released Monday.
For the first time, formerly homeless residents who live in apartments with on-site social services are forming a tenants union. Their goal: to help empower tens of thousands of their peers to demand better treatment from nonprofits and the city.
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.
THE CITY asked why a homeless shelter operator was set to take over Ferry Point Park links and other news outlets revealed self-dealing and sanctions. Now the mayor says he’s baffled why his Parks Department didn’t spot the red flags.
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.