Post Tagged with: "homeless"

529 Monroe St. in Brooklyn (Photo by Kadia Goba via Kings County Politics)

The City, a City Contractor, and an Illegally Converted SRO

Brooklyn, Housing March 7, 2018 at 11:47 am

Kings County Politics reports that the city has pulled residents out of a building illegally converted to an SRO, where a city contractor had earlier placed the homeless individuals.

Sunny, who's been homeless since 2006, sits on a bench inside Dead End Park on Oct. 6. (Photo by Adi Talwar via Norwood News)

Talking to the Homeless in the NW Bronx

Bronx October 12, 2017 at 3:57 pm

Homeless individuals living on the streets of the Northwest Bronx tell Norwood News why they shun shelters.

DeBoRa Dickerson. community activist with Picture the Homeless, in front of abandoned properties along thurs Ave. between 106th and 107th streets. (photo by Adi Talwar for City Limits)

A Push for ‘Housing Not Warehousing’

Housing, New York September 29, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Getting a handle on the number of vacant properties across the city will be a critical first step, advocates say, toward developing them as affordable housing. City Limits reports on the “Housing Not Warehousing” bills under consideration by the City Council.

Helping the Homeless Ages 21 to 24

Helping the Homeless Ages 21 to 24

Housing, LGBTQ, Manhattan April 28, 2017 at 4:01 pm

Homeless advocates worried that there aren’t enough beds for the homeless aged 21-24 held a rally at City Hall on April 26, reports Gay City News.

On March 6, three homeless Koreans returning to Korea speak about their feelings at the New York House of Nanum in Flushing, Queens. (Photo via Korea Daily)

Homeless, and Returning to Korea

East Asian, Immigration March 13, 2017 at 4:17 pm

Three Korean immigrants who have been homeless in NYC are returning to Korea with the help of a Korean nonprofit, Korea Daily reports.

Mary Silva has mixed feelings about having more shelters in the Bronx. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Complaints in the Bronx, Brooklyn About Shelter Plan

Bronx, Brooklyn March 3, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Mayor de Blasio’s plan to build more homeless shelters faces criticism from Bronx and Brooklyn residents and leaders who say that the shelters should also be built elsewhere, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

De Blasio Plans 90 New Homeless Shelters

Government, Housing, New York March 1, 2017 at 5:15 pm

Mayor de Blasio laid out a plan to build 90 homeless shelters and cease operations on 360 hotels and other locations as part of his program to face the homeless crisis, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Theatre of the Oppressed NYC on the steps of City Hall (Photo by Jarrett Lyons via City Limits)

Fighting Homelessness via Theater

Culture, Government, Housing, LGBTQ, New York May 26, 2016 at 2:39 pm

City Limits reports on the group Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, which recently performed works about homelessness, then worked to help craft some specific solutions.

City workers are having a hard time getting undocumented homeless to enter the shelter system because they’re afraid of being deported. (Photo by Georgine Benvenuto via Brooklyn Paper)

Undocumented Homeless in Sunset Park Avoid City Shelters

Brooklyn, Immigration February 9, 2017 at 4:18 pm

Fears among undocumented homeless of being deported have led to an increased number of homeless on the streets in Sunset Park, reports Brooklyn Paper.

A community member tells a panel of her concerns about a proposed shelter plan in Coney Island. (Photo by Jerry Del Priore via Bensonhurst Bean)

Concerns about a Proposed Shelter in Coney Island

Brooklyn, Housing, Women December 9, 2016 at 2:54 pm

Locals voiced their opposition to a proposed shelter for mothers and their children at a public meeting attended by officials and the director of the nonprofit Women in Need, Christine Quinn, reports Bensonhurst Bean.

Eva Xie, Jie Zhao and Ruichen Liu (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

‘We Paws’ to Help the Homeless and Their Pets

East Asian, Manhattan, Social Services January 27, 2016 at 4:41 pm

Sing Tao Daily profiles three friends who have started a campaign to help provide homeless people and their pets with warm accessories for the winter, while also documenting some of their stories.

Maritza Delgado and Miguel Bergonza talk about the conditions at their Sheridan Avenue building. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Tenants Complain About Relocated Homeless Families

Bronx, Government, Housing September 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm

As the city has helped more than 4,300 homeless families find a home in the last two years, residents in some areas say that many of the beneficiaries have drug problems and are violent, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

McKnight family (Photo by Ken Pao via JJIE)

A Homeless Family Portrait Project

Manhattan, Social Services, Youth November 16, 2015 at 5:09 pm

Art Start’s Family Portrait Exhibit is on display at the South Street Seaport in part to change the public’s perception on homelessness, reports Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.

(Photo via Korea Daily)

One Korean Homeless Shelter Left in NYC

Housing, Religion, Social Services August 17, 2016 at 6:08 pm

The number of shelters serving Korean homeless people has dwindled to just one, Jesus Love House Mission in Flushing. Korea Daily speaks to homeless Koreans and the pastors who have run shelters in the community.

Columbus Park (Photo via World Journal)

Homeless Problem in Chinatown

Manhattan August 15, 2016 at 12:56 pm

Chinatown community leaders and public officials seek a solution to a perceived increase in incidents attributed to homeless people, reports World Journal.