Post Tagged with: "NYC Department of Homeless Services"

A Puerto Rican family who took refuge in a New York hotel after fleeing Hurricane María. (Photo via El Diario)

As FEMA Help Runs Out, City Offers Shelter to María Victims

Government, Housing, New York, Puerto Rican June 28, 2018 at 4:50 pm

The de Blasio administration announced that hundreds of Puerto Rican María survivors will be relocated to hotels and shelters after a FEMA assistance program comes to an end, but some decry the lack of a permanent solution, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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.

Grace Ihetu (Photo by Louise Wateridge via The Brooklyn Paper)

Ensuring Interpreters are Available for the Homeless

Brooklyn, Social Services November 2, 2015 at 4:58 pm

The Department of Homeless Services will be required to provide American Sign Language interpreters to the deaf and hard of hearing, following the settlement of a suit, writes The Brooklyn Paper.

Curt Conliffe-Berkeley a resident of Charles H. Gay Shelter For Men at Wards Island, says security staff at his shelter have sometimes been abusive to residents. (Photo by Adi Talwar for City Limits)

Shelter Residents Vulnerable to Abuse by Guards

New York December 3, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Residents of homeless shelters in New York seem to have few safeguards against abuse by shelter guards, City Limits reports in an investigation.

The piles of trash in the photo taken on November 6, 2012 after Hurricane Sandy may be gone from the streets in the Rockaways, but life still struggles to go on for many still displaced. (Photo by Larry [larryosan], Flickr Creative Commons License)

Still Not Home Six Months After Sandy

Business, Environment, Housing, In the News, Queens April 30, 2013 at 10:18 pm

With yesterday marking the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Rockaway-based publication The Wave and Gotham Gazette report on the impact that displacement has had on residents, neighborhoods and government.