Shelters

A web of relief workers is still scrambling to help give newly arrived migrants what they need, including warm clothes, MetroCards and toiletries. Here’s how to lend a hand or donate.
The decades-old shelter policy would have to go back to court to be undone, experts say.
The number of pet guinea pigs exploded during the pandemic as New Yorkers sought to stave off loneliness indoors. Now, it’s a problem.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Study player one: Bronx shelters team up with industry pros to launch pandemic after-school program offering a precious chance for mentorship.
With off-limits seating and an overnight shutdown, the $1.6 billion transit space that recently opened in Manhattan puts off homeless New Yorkers. “I know it’s not for me,” one man said.
The Hopper Home women’s shelter shares a wall with the historic Middle Collegiate Church on Second Avenue. After a Dec. 5 fire left 22 residents with almost nothing, church members made sure they got what they needed.
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.
Excluded from government programs providing free rooms for those seeking safety in the pandemic, homeless New Yorkers launched a campaign to have their stays paid for by the public.
City plans more “clinic staffing” following the demise of several people believed to be suffering from “mild” cases of COVID-19.
Ejection of people with COVID-19 into the streets echoes 1980s AIDS crisis, advocates say. Meanwhile, the city struggles to find them space to heal.
A tenth of students — about 114,000 kids — in New York City public schools lacked stable housing last school year, according to new data.
HELP USA is set to run Clarke Thomas facility until mid-2024 under $45 million city pact amid open building code violations, records show.
Thousands of people are arrested on petit larceny charges every year in New York City. Their fates can depend on who’s doing the prosecuting.