Homelessness

Some asylum seekers who had refused to move to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal gave in after cold nights outdoors, while others held out demanding work permits.
As New York races to open facilities, advocates warn that many existing ones aren’t providing basic services like clean and seasonally appropriate clothes to wear to school.
The mayor’s new involuntary commitment plan faces big obstacles, starting with a significant drop in the number of cops trained to handle mental health calls and a 911 system that can’t direct those officers to the correct locations.
Julio Medina quietly resigned his role on the panel that oversees city jails, THE CITY has learned, as his group that provides post-incarceration services faces new scrutiny.
The decades-old shelter policy would have to go back to court to be undone, experts say.
The city’s animal care agency and other nonprofits are increasing efforts to pair pet owners with the resources they need to hang on to their furry friends when money is tight and housing can’t be found.
New York City can be a daunting place, especially if you have nowhere to live. Documented put together a guide for exercising your right to shelter, which applies even if you didn’t just get here.
New York City was not a destination when the Texas governor began busing asylum-seekers east. That changed after Adams launched his war of words against Abbott, who’s now sending hundreds to the Big Apple — and scoring a political win.
Mayor Eric Adams says every community must do its part to house the homeless. Yet his own Department of Homeless Services is canceling planned shelters in the face of community pushback.
With the Adams admin pushing homeless sweeps and canceling at least three shelters the pro-homeless volunteers are ramping up efforts to help other New Yorkers welcome struggling people rather than shoo them away.
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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.