She Works in a Homeless Shelter, and She Lives in One, Too

Many employees of New York’s homeless shelters are themselves in precarious economic situations, and some are or have been homeless.

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Lessons for America From a Weird Portland

Soaring rhetoric about justice is fine. But what matters more is keeping people safe and picking up the garbage.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #homeless-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #portland-ore, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vandalism

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He Was Charged in an Anti-Asian Attack. It Was His 33rd Arrest.

Many people arrested in assaults on Asian residents in New York have had a history of mental health episodes, arrests and homelessness, complicating the city’s search for an effective response.

#asian-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #elliot-brandon-march-29-2001-assault, #hate-crimes, #homeless-persons, #race-and-ethnicity, #shea-dermot-f-1969, #trump-donald-j

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Helping Homeless People in N.Y.C. Get Stimulus Payments

Many homeless people in the city did not receive their stimulus checks, but it’s not too late.

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How the Homeless Are Struggling to Get Their Stimulus Checks

Many people living in homeless shelters and on the street have not received the federal stimulus checks they’re entitled to, stymied by misinformation and bureaucracy.

#american-recovery-and-reinvestment-act-2009, #coalition-for-the-homeless, #department-of-social-services, #federal-taxes-us, #homeless-persons, #internal-revenue-service, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #stimulus

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Housing Boss Who Was Accused of Sexual Abuse Now Faces Bribery Charges

Prosecutors accused Victor Rivera of enriching himself through kickbacks as he led one of the largest homeless shelter operations in New York City.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #bronx-parent-housing-network-inc, #homeless-persons, #nonprofit-organizations, #rivera-victor-m-1960, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

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Homelessness in U.S. Rose for 4th Straight Year, Report Says

A new report almost certainly underestimates the spread, depth and urgency of the crisis given that the data doesn’t yet reflect the pandemic, federal officials warned.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fudge-marcia-l, #homeless-persons, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #stimulus-economic, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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3 Are Struck and Killed by Driver in San Diego

At least six others were injured when a man drove a station wagon onto a sidewalk in an area where homeless people often seek shelter, the authorities said.

#deaths-fatalities, #east-village-san-diego-calif, #homeless-persons, #san-diego-calif, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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Covid-19 Conundrum in Rome: More Homeless on Streets as Shelters Shrink

Distancing measures have forced shelters to limit capacity, leaving many homeless people vulnerable to harsh weather and other hardships.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #italy, #rome-italy, #shutdowns-institutional

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In California, Berkeley Beat Back NIMBYs

Is California finally ready to accept a more sustainable way of life?

#affordable-housing, #city-councils, #homeless-persons, #income-inequality, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #zoning

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Four Subway Stabbings and a Young Man’s Downward Spiral

The rampage on the A train line reflected a convergence of crises — homelessness and mental illness — in a desolate subway system.

#bronxworks, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #lopez-rigoberto, #mental-health-and-disorders, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #police-department-nyc, #subways

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How to Help Winter Storm Relief in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana

These organizations are providing food, supplies and shelter to devastated communities. If you want to give aid, here are some research pointers.

#blood-donation, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #homeless-persons, #humanitarian-aid, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #winter-season

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Homeless Man Arrested in Subway Stabbings That Left 2 Dead, 2 Wounded

Rigoberto Lopez, 21, was arrested on murder and attempted murder charges. The police said he ambushed homeless people who were sleeping in the subway.

#city-council-nyc, #far-rockaway-queens-ny, #homeless-persons, #lopez-rigoberto, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #washington-heights-manhattan-ny

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‘Likely a Death Sentence’: Officials Fear Cold Weather Is Greater Risk for Homeless than Virus

Cities and community groups are wrestling with how to shelter a vulnerable population without exposing it to an airborne virus that spreads most easily indoors.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #kansas-city-mo

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Can Biden Save Americans Like My Old Pal Mike?

A childhood friend’s deadly mistakes prompt reflection on our country’s — and my own.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #children-and-childhood, #democratic-party, #homeless-persons, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #mental-health-and-disorders, #minimum-wage, #oregon, #poverty, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #roosevelt-franklin-delano, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wages-and-salaries, #yamhill-ore

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Homeless and Exploited

Victor Rivera, the head of a network of shelters in New York, is accused of abusing a system meant to help the most vulnerable.

#bronx-parent-housing-network-inc, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #south-bronx-bronx-ny

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Bronx D.A. Investigates Victor Rivera Sexual Abuse Allegations

Victor Rivera, the chief executive of the Bronx Parent Housing Network, one of the largest operators of homeless shelters in New York City, was accused of sexual abuse and financial impropriety.

#bronx-nyc, #bronx-parent-housing-network-inc, #de-blasio-bill, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #nonprofit-organizations, #rivera-victor-m-1960, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

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An Overnight Refuge for Homeless New Yorkers, Lost to the Pandemic

The city’s homeless population has faced a particularly brutal winter as coronavirus restrictions have kept the subway and other indoor public spaces closed.

#banks-steven, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #subways, #transit-systems

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No More Playing Nice: 5 Highlights From the Mayor’s Race

The candidates make stronger attacks against one another, as a Republican enters the race hoping to court Hispanic voters.

#dabaron-shams, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #homeless-persons, #mateo-fernando, #new-york-city, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party, #voting-and-voters, #wiley-maya

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After Abuse Allegations, $2 Billion Shelter Network Faces Scrutiny

Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered a review of the groups that run New York’s homeless housing after The New York Times uncovered accusations of sexual and financial misconduct.

#bronx-parent-housing-network-inc, #conflicts-of-interest, #de-blasio-bill, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #nonprofit-organizations, #rivera-victor-m-1960, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

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‘Nobody Tells Daddy No’: A Housing Boss’s Many Abuse Cases

Victor Rivera gained power and profit as New York’s homeless crisis worsened. Accused of sexual and financial misconduct, he has largely escaped consequences.

#bronx-parent-housing-network-inc, #conflicts-of-interest, #content-type-personal-profile, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #nonprofit-organizations, #rivera-victor-m-1960, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Woman Survives Days Trapped in Van After Snowstorm

The woman, 77, said she had fallen asleep in the vehicle, where she was living, then spent most of the week waiting for help.

#ambrose-anthony-f, #baraka-ras, #homeless-persons, #newark-nj, #snow-and-snowstorms, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

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George McDonald, Power Broker for the Powerless, Dies at 76

He went from an impoverished activist to the president of the Doe Fund, which has helped thousands of homeless people and ex-convicts in New York City find shelter and employment.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coalition-for-the-homeless, #deaths-obituaries, #doe-fund, #ex-convicts, #homeless-persons, #manhattan-nyc, #mcdonald-george-t, #nonprofit-organizations, #philanthropy

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How Many Americans Are Homeless? No One Knows

But more cities are carefully tracking these populations — and making progress in addressing the problem.

#homeless-persons, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How the 3 Diallo Sisters Were Finally Able to Connect to Their Classes

The city said it would be “impossible” to quickly install Wi-Fi in shelters for remote learning. Some shelter operators have proven them wrong.

#department-of-social-services, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #homeless-persons, #legal-aid-society, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #remote-learning

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America’s Other Front Line

As the Biden administration proposes additional pandemic relief, nonprofit workers see a country facing a growing crisis.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #evictions, #food, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #homeless-persons, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #nonprofit-organizations, #rural-areas, #stimulus-economic, #unemployment-insurance, #united-states, #united-states-economy

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New York Halted Evictions. But What Happens When the Ban Ends?

A crisis looms in the pandemic’s wake: Evictions that threaten to overwhelm schools, homeless shelters and food pantries.

#banks-steven, #evictions, #goldiner-judith, #homeless-persons, #landlords, #legal-aid-society, #national-low-income-housing-coalition, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #unemployment, #university-of-arizona

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With Pandemic Raging, London Homeless Shelter in Hotels for Awhile

Many homeless people in London will stay in hotels over the Christmas and New Year holidays, if not longer, through funding from charities and the government.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #great-britain, #homeless-persons, #london-england, #volunteers-and-community-service

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Isolation Helps Homeless Population Escape Worst of Virus

Despite outbreaks in shelters and the prospect of more, the rates of infection among homeless populations are lower than feared.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #homeless-persons, #los-angeles-calif, #new-york-city, #oakland-calif, #san-diego-calif, #san-francisco-calif

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Is There Such a Thing as a Humane Eviction?

As a bulge of evictions looms, a Massachusetts sheriff is searching for ways to soften the blow.

#chicopee-mass, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #foreclosures, #hampden-county-mass, #homeless-persons, #landlords, #massachusetts, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #springfield-mass, #unemployment

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Falling Behind on Weekly Rent and Afraid of Being Evicted

Residents of weekly rentals worry they will be kicked out if they can’t pay the rent. It’s unclear if the federal moratorium on evictions applies to them.

#arizona, #atlanta-legal-aid-society-inc, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #homeless-persons, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #las-vegas-nev, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #private-equity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #texas

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Without Crowds, Is Times Square Really Times Square? Take a Look

The throngs of visitors have disappeared from New York City’s famous neighborhood, and there is an eeriness to the emptiness.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #times-square-alliance, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

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Homeless Men Must Leave Upper West Side Hotel, Judge Rules

The dispute has been a flash point in one of New York City’s most liberal neighborhoods.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #lucerne-manhattan-ny-hotel, #new-york-city, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

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At New York’s Nadir, Dinkins Gave the City the ‘Freedom to Imagine’

An assessment of the former mayor, who died on Monday, reveals how he nourished innovation and laid founding stones for a modern city.

#content-type-personal-profile, #dinkins-david-n, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #homeless-persons, #mayors, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government

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Homeless Men Moved Into a Tourist Hotel. What Followed Was Unexpected.

The hotel-turned-shelter became a flash point on the Upper West Side, but helped the men find a sense of belonging. Now they might be moved.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #lucerne-manhattan-ny-hotel, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

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The Rich in New York Confront an Unfamiliar Word: No

The pandemic is causing inequality to soar, but increasingly the privileged are discovering that they can’t bend the world to their will.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #high-net-worth-individuals, #homeless-persons, #income-inequality, #lucerne-manhattan-ny-hotel, #mastro-randy-m, #new-york-city, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny, #vandalism

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Elderly and Homeless: America’s Next Housing Crisis

Over the next decade, the number of elderly homeless Americans is projected to triple — and that was before Covid-19 hit. In Phoenix, the crisis has already arrived.

#baby-boomers, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #phoenix-ariz, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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As N.Y.C. Reopens Schools, Homeless Families Face New Challenges

As a new experiment in remote learning begins, students who live in shelters or doubled up with family may not have the resources they need.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-learning, #education-department-nyc, #families-and-family-life, #feeding-america, #ford-foundation, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #new-york-times-neediest-cases-fund

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These Families Feel Forgotten as N.Y.C. Pushes to Open Schools

Months of remote learning have taken a harsh toll on New York City’s roughly 114,000 homeless students and their families.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #homeless-persons

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The Sunday Read: ‘The Children in the Shadows’

More than 100,000 of New York City’s public school students lack permanent housing. They are caught in bureaucratic limbo that often seems like a trap.

#homeless-persons, #new-york-city

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The Ugly Side of New York’s Outdoor Dining Renaissance

When sidewalk cafes collide with the city’s inadequate response to homelessness.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #department-of-social-services, #homeless-persons, #restaurants, #tavola-manhattan-ny-restaurant

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After Backlash, Homeless Men Will Move Out of the Upper West Side

Some residents complained that the new neighbors were diminishing the quality of life in the area. Others felt that characterization was unfair.

#de-blasio-bill, #homeless-persons, #mastro-randy-m, #new-york-city, #rosenthal-helen, #subways, #transit-systems, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

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N.Y. Will Move Homeless Men From Liberal Neighborhood After Backlash

The move of 300 men to the upscale Upper West Side neighborhood led to complaints and the threat of a lawsuit.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #lucerne-manhattan-ny-hotel, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

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What Happened When the Homeless Moved Into a Liberal N.Y.C. Neighborhood

When New York City moved shelter residents into tourist hotels on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the neighborhood’s values were tested.

#coalition-for-the-homeless, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #facebook-inc, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homeless-persons, #homeless-services-department-nyc, #hotel-association-of-new-york, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #manhattan-nyc, #nice-matin-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #project-renewal, #rosenthal-helen

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What Will Happen to the Orphans of Covid-19?

Children who lost their parents in the pandemic are fighting to hold on to what is left of their families.

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Trump Presses Limits on Transgender Rights Over Supreme Court Ruling

The Trump administration is pressing forward with policies limiting transgender rights. Many rules that have been in development for years have now either been finalized or have gone into effect.

#civil-rights-and-liberties, #discrimination, #domestic-violence, #health-and-human-services-department, #homeless-persons, #housing-and-urban-development-department, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How the Police Ousted ‘Occupy City Hall’

After a pre-dawn raid with officers in riot gear, tarps were torn down and graffiti was scrubbed off, shutting down a monthlong protest.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #city-hall-park-manhattan-ny, #de-blasio-bill, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #homeless-persons, #new-york-city, #occupy-wall-street, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #vesuvio-bakery

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Occupy City Hall’s New Life as Homeless Camp: ‘Not Pretty All the Time’

Organizers said they were helping vulnerable people. But nearby residents said the camp had turned into an unruly — and at times violent — shantytown.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #city-hall-park-manhattan-ny, #de-blasio-bill, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #homeless-persons, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #vocal-ny

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Margaret Morton, Photographer at Home With the Homeless, Dies at 71

For nearly two decades, she chronicled communities on the edge of society in elegant photographs that drew comparisons to the work of Jacob Riis.

#deaths-obituaries, #homeless-persons, #manhattan-nyc, #morton-margaret, #photography

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How Can We Fix Income and Wealth Inequality in America?

America needs some repairs. Here’s where to start.

#black-people, #homeless-persons, #income-inequality, #labor-and-jobs, #minimum-wage, #united-states, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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