Posts Tagged ‘homeless’

Out on the Streets

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Some advocates and politicians say the City has turned its back on its homeless population, which had close to 40,000 people in the shelter system in Dec. 2011. PHOTO BY Patr icia voulgaris by Megan Bungeroth with additional reporting by Marissa Maier Homeless New Yorkers face new challenges in light of cutbacks It’s no shock that a still-struggling economy, an ever-more-expensive city and a continually burgeoning population have combined to produce record-high rates of homelessness in New York. What may shock some, however, is how difficult it is for the city to help its homeless [&hellip
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Homeless Left Out in the Cold: With city and state programs cut, more homeless flood West Side streets

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

  It’s no shock that a still-struggling economy, an ever-more-expensive city and a continually burgeoning population have combined to produce record-high rates of homelessness in New York. What may shock some, however, is how difficult it is for the city to help its homeless population. In a time of fiscal cutbacks, the subsidies, grants and [&hellip
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Joe Little: Public Relations Manager, New York City Rescue Mission

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Public Relations Manager, New York City Rescue Mission By Penny Gray Joe Little, public relations manager for the New York City Rescue Mission (NYCRM) on Lafayette Street, talks about the homeless and working poor in Lower Manhattan…and a different sort of experience of the holiday season. What is the New York City Rescue Mission? We [&hellip
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Residents Want Low-Income Housing After Homeless Shelter Closes

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West 107th Street residents met with Department of Homeless Services Commissioner Robert Hess April 8 to discuss a temporary shelter on the block. Though Hess spent much of the meeting explaining how the shelter will affect the neighborhood until it closes Dec. 1, residents focused on converting the building into affordable housing after that date
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Audit: Sloppy Contracting at Dept. of Homeless Services

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Comptroller John Liu dubbed the Department of Homeless Services the “Department of Hand-Shake deals” in an audit released March 25. The agency that has been using properties throughout the city—including a hostel at 237 W. 107th St.—for emergency homeless clients rarely signs contracts with service providers or the buildings’ landlords, the audit found. Payments to [&hellip
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HOMELESS HOUSING GROWS

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

Urban Pathways, the homeless services nonprofit, plans to expand its Upper West Side homeless housing location. The nonprofit wants to renovate the Cluster House, at 904 Amsterdam Ave. and West 104th Street, into 52 studio apartments. The Cluster House, celebrating its 20th anniversary next month, is a 48-unit single room occupancy building that specializes in [&hellip
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RAISING MONEY, ONE BLOCK AT A TIME

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

Every November, New York City bike messengers team up to raise money for the homeless by hosting an alleycat, which is an informal bicycle race through the streets. This year’s edition, known as Cranksgiving 10, will take place Friday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. starting at West 23rd Street and 11th Avenue. The race is [&hellip
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