Many employees of New York’s homeless shelters are themselves in precarious economic situations, and some are or have been homeless.
Soaring rhetoric about justice is fine. But what matters more is keeping people safe and picking up the garbage.
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.
Many homeless people in the city did not receive their stimulus checks, but it’s not too late.
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.
Prosecutors accused Victor Rivera of enriching himself through kickbacks as he led one of the largest homeless shelter operations in New York City.
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.
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.
Distancing measures have forced shelters to limit capacity, leaving many homeless people vulnerable to harsh weather and other hardships.
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The rampage on the A train line reflected a convergence of crises — homelessness and mental illness — in a desolate subway system.
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Rigoberto Lopez, 21, was arrested on murder and attempted murder charges. The police said he ambushed homeless people who were sleeping in the subway.
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.
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Victor Rivera, the head of a network of shelters in New York, is accused of abusing a system meant to help the most vulnerable.
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.
The city’s homeless population has faced a particularly brutal winter as coronavirus restrictions have kept the subway and other indoor public spaces closed.
The candidates make stronger attacks against one another, as a Republican enters the race hoping to court Hispanic voters.
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.
Victor Rivera gained power and profit as New York’s homeless crisis worsened. Accused of sexual and financial misconduct, he has largely escaped consequences.
The woman, 77, said she had fallen asleep in the vehicle, where she was living, then spent most of the week waiting for help.
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.
But more cities are carefully tracking these populations — and making progress in addressing the problem.
The city said it would be “impossible” to quickly install Wi-Fi in shelters for remote learning. Some shelter operators have proven them wrong.
As the Biden administration proposes additional pandemic relief, nonprofit workers see a country facing a growing crisis.
A crisis looms in the pandemic’s wake: Evictions that threaten to overwhelm schools, homeless shelters and food pantries.
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.
Despite outbreaks in shelters and the prospect of more, the rates of infection among homeless populations are lower than feared.
As a bulge of evictions looms, a Massachusetts sheriff is searching for ways to soften the blow.
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.
The throngs of visitors have disappeared from New York City’s famous neighborhood, and there is an eeriness to the emptiness.
The dispute has been a flash point in one of New York City’s most liberal neighborhoods.
An assessment of the former mayor, who died on Monday, reveals how he nourished innovation and laid founding stones for a modern city.
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.
The pandemic is causing inequality to soar, but increasingly the privileged are discovering that they can’t bend the world to their will.
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.
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.
Months of remote learning have taken a harsh toll on New York City’s roughly 114,000 homeless students and their families.
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.
When sidewalk cafes collide with the city’s inadequate response to homelessness.
Some residents complained that the new neighbors were diminishing the quality of life in the area. Others felt that characterization was unfair.
The move of 300 men to the upscale Upper West Side neighborhood led to complaints and the threat of a lawsuit.
When New York City moved shelter residents into tourist hotels on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the neighborhood’s values were tested.
Children who lost their parents in the pandemic are fighting to hold on to what is left of their families.
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.
After a pre-dawn raid with officers in riot gear, tarps were torn down and graffiti was scrubbed off, shutting down a monthlong protest.
Organizers said they were helping vulnerable people. But nearby residents said the camp had turned into an unruly — and at times violent — shantytown.
For nearly two decades, she chronicled communities on the edge of society in elegant photographs that drew comparisons to the work of Jacob Riis.
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