The city has spent millions to convert upscale hotels, humble motels and even office buildings into housing for an influx of migrants.
Tag Archives: Homeless Persons
Chaos Up Close
A look at the collateral damage of homelessness.
Businesses in Phoenix Struggle As Homelessness Crisis Continues
As homelessness overwhelms downtown Phoenix, a small business wonders how long it can hang on.
Former Partner of Victor Rivera Admits to Homeless-Shelter Bribe Scheme
Sheina Levin was a former business partner of Victor Rivera, whose dealings were the subject of a New York Times investigation.
An Ex-D.J. Has a Housing Voucher. He Still Can’t Find a Home.
Facing eviction, a former D.J. agreed to leave his apartment after a housing nonprofit offered assistance. Now he’s sleeping on the floor in an illegal squat.
To Aid Mentally Ill New Yorkers, City Shifts Away From the Police
In his latest plan to help people with severe mental illness, Mayor Eric Adams says the city will focus on sending more counselors and medical professionals into the streets, not police officers.
NYC Banned Sleeping at Homeless Drop-in Centers. But One Is Resisting
The number of runaway and homeless young people using drop-in programs has surged. Now, the city says they must stay awake, even overnight.
What Don’t You Know About Homelessness?
Most experiences of homelessness are hidden by design, but they reveal much about how communities work, or don’t.
Some Homeless Encampments Can Stay, but the Underlying Issues Remain
Three court decisions have now ruled that the shelter system does not meet the needs of homeless people.
This Is What It Looks Like to Try to Count America’s Homeless Population
To fix a problem, you need to know its scope. To do that, you need sheriffs, social workers, volunteers, flashlights and 10 days in January.
Migrants Protest Move From Midtown Hotel to Barracks-Style Shelter
The Adams administration started moving single men into a cruise terminal in Brooklyn as New York City struggled to cope with the influx of newcomers.
N.Y.C. Mayor Adams Calls for More Federal Aid to Deal With Migrant Crisis
Speaking at the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Eric Adams called for the federal government to aid cities dealing with a surge of migrants.
As Storms Hammer California, Homeless Campers Try to Survive Outside
Unlike in colder-weather states, most homeless people in California live on the streets, in cars and along rivers. They are experiencing a long stretch of fierce storms in a way few others are.
I Am the Last Barrier Between My Sister and New York City
My sister lost her job, her home, her life as she’d known it. And it could have been even worse.
‘This Is What We Do While We’re Waiting for the World to Change’
The writer Tracy Kidder follows Dr. Jim O’Connell’s long crusade to care for Boston’s homeless.
The ‘Golden Gays’ Return to the Stage in the Philippines
They formed a community meant to support and shelter gay people who had been cast aside by society. Decades later, they are still living together, hosting pageants to help make ends meet.
They Were Promised an End to Homelessness. Now They Face Eviction.
A Harlem building beckoned a group of families desperate for a home, only to serve them another cruel twist.
Hospitalizing the Homeless
New York City’s struggle to get severely mentally ill people off the streets.
The Sunday Read: ‘He Had a Dark Secret. It Changed His Best Friend’s Life.’
Tin Chin and Mo Lin were inseparable at the homeless shelter. But one of the men wasn’t who he seemed to be.
What to Know About NYC’s Plan for Mentally Ill Homeless People
In a big city, the number of untreated, severely mentally ill people is relatively small. But making sure they get the help they need feels like an enormous, intractable task.
Kamala Harris Swears In Karen Bass as LA’s Mayor
Vice President Kamala Harris swore in Ms. Bass in a ceremony that celebrated her historic win but also underscored the obstacles she will face.
Mayor Adams’ Plan for NYC’s Housing Crisis Would Relax Rules for Developers
The mayor proposed reducing requirements that he said slow the construction of new homes as the city contends with a housing crisis.
Advocates for Mentally Ill Call for Restraining Order to Halt Removal Plan
A motion in federal court called for a temporary restraining order, saying Mayor Eric Adams’s plan would violate constitutional rights.
I’m an N.Y.C. Paramedic. I’ve Never Witnessed a Mental Health Crisis Like This One.
A paramedic’s view of Mayor Adams’s new policy.
A Times Square Hotel Was Set To Become Affordable Housing. Then the Union Stepped In.
An influential hotel workers’ union is flexing its power at a key moment in the city’s recovery, affecting major projects from casinos to homeless shelters.
How Hospitals Respond When Mentally Ill People Come in From the Streets
More people with severe mental illness may soon arrive in New York City’s emergency rooms. What happens to them next?
35 Years of Efforts to Address Mental Illness on New York Streets
Mayors have launched numerous initiatives over the years to remove people with severe mental illness from the streets and subways.
How Cities Around the US and Abroad Approach Homelessness
New York City officials plan to remove mentally ill people from streets and subways. Here’s a quick look at how other cities and countries approach the issue of support for homeless people.
How a ‘Golden Era for Large Cities’ Might Be Turning Into an ‘Urban Doom Loop’
What seemed like a transitory step to avoid infection has become a major force driving the future direction of urban America.
On City Streets, Fear and Hope as Mayor Launches Push To Remove Mentally Ill
Mayor Eric Adams intends to remove people with severe, untreated mental illness from the streets. That will mean involuntary hospitalization of people deemed unable to care for themselves.
NYC Will Hospitalize Mentally Ill People Involuntarily
Mayor Eric Adams directed the police and emergency medical workers to hospitalize people who appear to be severely mentally ill, even if they pose no threat to others.
Did Billions in Spending Make a Dent in Homelessness? Canada Doesn’t Know.
An auditor general’s report found that multibillion-dollar federal housing programs were not being tracked to see whether they actually reduced homelessness.
Migrants Search for Jobs in NYC’s Underground Labor Market
Faced with lengthy bureaucratic delays, tens of thousands of Venezuelan migrants are slipping into the city’s underground economy and joining its army of undocumented workers.
NYC Moves Migrants From a Tent to a Hotel as Cold Weather Arrives
The city is dismantling an emergency shelter on Randalls Island, so dozens of homeless men moved on Monday, headed for a Manhattan hotel.
The Sunday Read: ‘Young and Homeless in Rural America’
Most social services come through the schools — but it can be impossible to get to them.
Eric Adams Says Migrant Shelter on Randalls Island Will Close
Mayor Eric Adams announced on Thursday that the city would take down the 84,400-square-foot facility and reopen a new migrant center in Midtown Manhattan.
A Climate Change Skeptic’s Change of Heart
Responses to Bret Stephens’s column about his new views after a visit to Greenland. Also: Homelessness in L.A.; political extremists; divorce and politics.
On New York’s Subways, High-Profile Crimes, High Anxiety, but Low Risk
From M.T.A. workers to buskers to shopkeepers, the people whose livelihood depends on the system offered a complex portrait of the subway as ridership approaches prepandemic normalcy.
Alex Villanueva and the False Promise of a Progressive Sheriff
Across the country, in both conservative and liberal communities, jails seem immune to change.
If Oregon Turns Red, Whose Fault Will That Be?
Disorder in Portland has created unexpected peril for Democrats.
The pandemic tested and reshaped the hearts of American cities.
Most Hospitalized Monkeypox Patients in the U.S. Were H.I.V.-Positive
“Monkeypox and H.I.V. have collided,” a C.D.C. researcher said.
More Than 104,000 NYC Students Were Homeless Last Year
The number of students in temporary housing rose by about 3 percent, a daunting figure that does not include the thousands of migrant children who have recently entered city schools.
For Eric Adams, an Unexpected Influx of Migrants Poses a Major Test
The mayor has struggled to respond to thousands of migrants arriving on buses, and he has received criticism from every corner.
How Los Angeles Made Affordable Housing Maddeningly Unaffordable
Developing projects should not make a miserable existence for those who’ve devoted their lives to it.
NYC Increases Police in Subways to Combat Crime
With less than three weeks until Election Day, Gov. Kathy Hochul is trying to address a troubling series of violent incidents on the subway.
What to Know About Migrants Coming to NYC From the Border
Thousands of asylum seekers from Latin America have arrived in the city. Why are migrants coming to New York? And what will happen to them next?
Cinco respuestas a la crisis migratoria en Nueva York
Miles de nuevos solicitantes de asilo de América Latina están en la Gran Manzana. ¿Por qué están llegando estos migrantes? ¿Y qué pasará con ellos después?
How a Republican Could Win the Oregon Governor’s Race
In a wild governor’s race, an independent candidate is siphoning Democratic votes and a billionaire Nike co-founder is pouring in money — giving an anti-abortion Republican a path to victory.
New York Can Do More to Help the Latest Wave of Migrants
This crisis should prompt Mayor Eric Adams and Gov. Kathy Hochul to move forward with policies to build more housing in New York City and its suburbs.