Post Tagged with: "homelessness"

Cordelia Henkis, a resident of one of WIN’s shelters in Brooklyn. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Employed but Homeless: The New Face of NYC’s Housing Crisis

Housing, New York, Women March 27, 2019 at 4:57 pm

According to a shelter organization, entire families who seek refuge in spite of having a working adult – often immigrant mothers – who cannot afford to pay rent are the new face of homelessness in New York, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Slawomir Platta (Photo by Marcin Żurawicz via Nowy Dziennik)

Polish-American Running for NY State Senate Seat

Eastern European, Elections 2018, Queens July 31, 2018 at 5:24 pm

Polish-born lawyer Slawomir Platta is running on the Republican ticket for the NY Senate District 15 seat in Queens – and also starting a new political party, reports Nowy Dziennik.

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.

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.

Steven Banks, NYC Commissioner of the Department of Social Services at the Oct. 19 briefing at the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism (Photo by Julius Motal for CCEM)

Stopping the Growth Trajectory in NYC Homeless

Government, Housing, New York, Social Services October 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Steven Banks, New York City commissioner of the Department of Social Services, told community and ethnic reporters Oct. 19 at a briefing at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism that the city had succeeded in stopping the trajectory of growth in homelessness.

Addressing Homelessness in NYC

Addressing Homelessness in NYC

Government, New York January 6, 2016 at 3:01 pm

As temperatures fell in NYC, the topic of homelessness heated up. CUNY TV’s Independent Sources took a long look at the issue.

Residents at the first meeting, on Aug, 11, about the proposed Maspeth homeless shelter. (Photo by Wojtek Maslanka for Nowy Dziennik)

In Maspeth, a Battle Over Homeless Shelter Plans

Eastern European, Social Services, Western European September 2, 2016 at 6:01 pm

A planned homeless shelter in Maspeth has generated many concerns about residents. Both Irish Central and Nowy Dziennik, which reports on the Polish community, have followed the controversy.

Benjamin Alvarado having lunch at the Spanish Evangelical Church in the Bronx, which feeds many without homes or stable jobs. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Number of Homeless Latino Immigrants Grows

Immigration, Latino June 29, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Religious leaders and activists say that most come from Mexico and Central America, reports El Diario.

Where the Young and the Homeless Sleep

 New York's young and homeless try to avoid shelters, where they may be subject to violence and abuse. Emrys Eller spoke to some of them, and people who work to help them, in this audio report.

Where the Young and the Homeless Sleep

New York’s young and homeless try to avoid shelters, where they may be subject to violence and abuse. Emrys Eller spoke to some of them, and people who work to help them, in this audio report.

A woman and her child at the recent forum on homelessness (Photo by Annie Nova via The Hunts Point Express)

Urging Permanent Housing for the Homeless

Bronx, Housing November 10, 2014 at 5:19 pm

Permanent housing solutions to homelessness were explored at a recent forum in the South Bronx, The Hunts Point Express reports.

Lucky Torres (photo via trailer video)

‘Lucky’ Documents Life of Homeless Mom

Housing, In the News, LGBTQ, Puerto Rican, Video December 3, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Colorlines interviews filmmaker Laura Checkoway, whose new documentary “Lucky” offers a compelling look at the life of a Puerto Rican lesbian mom living in the Bronx.

Cindy Frías dreams of mofongo in the U.S. Air Force (Photo via El Diario-La Prensa.)

Pride, Struggle for Hispanics on Veteran’s Day

Government, Latino November 11, 2013 at 5:50 pm

To commemorate Veteran’s Day, El Diario-La Prensa published a series of articles and profiles that offer a vivid portrait of Hispanic men and women in the U.S. Army: From the struggles of veterans to the sense of homesickness and patriotism of the ones deployed.

How Can Mayor de Blasio Help You?

How Can Mayor de Blasio Help You?

The city’s new mayor should ramp up programs for kids, help the homeless, improve housing and transportation, and in general do a better job of looking out for lower and middle income residents, New Yorkers said.

Bill de Blasio Runs as the Anti-Bloomberg

Bill de Blasio Runs as the Anti-Bloomberg

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Latino, Politics, Video June 17, 2013 at 6:11 pm

Setting himself as the progressive choice for mayor, Democratic contender Bill de Blasio promised, if elected, 200,000 new units of affordable housing, a better relationship with the city’s unionized workers and new health and education programs that would be funded by taxing the wealthiest New Yorkers.

The meeting focused on the creation of shelters in Greenpoint (Photo by Eryka Volker via Nowy Dziennik)

Single Moms Most Affected by Homeless Crisis

Housing September 20, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Homeless is on the rise according to data from the Mayor’s Management Report. Women’s eNews writes on a mother’s struggles to get her and her daughter out of a shelter and Nowy Dziennik reports on plans to open two more homeless shelters in Greenpoint.