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A Homeless ‘Safe Space’ Challenges Australia’s Power Brokers

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 7:57pm
In downtown Sydney, opposite the Reserve Bank of Australia, the needy and outraged gather in an unsanctioned shelter to sleep, cook, read and question inequality.

A Founder of the Children’s Health Fund Packs Up His Doctor’s Bag

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 1:35pm
To counter the ills of homeless children 30 years ago, Irwin Redlener and Paul Simon created an organization devoted to pediatrics, but the challenges remain.

City Tries to Head Off Summer Surge in Homeless

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 4:03pm
When school ends, the number of families seeking shelter jumps, a trend the de Blasio administration is trying to change with information and assistance.

New York Adding Shelter Options for Homeless Victims of Domestic Abuse

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 4:51pm
Domestic violence has become the city’s leading driver of homelessness, outpacing even evictions, and demand for help has been outstripping capacity.

They Went to Manchester Arena as Homeless Men. They Left as Heroes.

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 7:23am
Chris Parker and Stephen Jones scrambled to help after the blast, comforting victims and removing nails from wounded limbs.

For Forgotten Veterans, a Dignified End

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:24pm
Some 50 veterans die poor and alone in New York City each year. A network of former military peers makes sure they receive a dignified send-off with all due ceremony.

Homeless in New York

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 1:07pm
An editor at the Center for New York City Affairs writes that nearly half of families entering a shelter are separated from their support systems.

Under Settlement, City Shelters Will Do More for the Disabled

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 6:58pm
The homeless services agency has agreed to survey its shelters, track requests for accommodations, train staff members and take other steps.

De Blasio Quietly Seeks Allies in Battle Over Homeless Shelters

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:00am
The city is scrambling to enlist influential New Yorkers who can help marshal support for an unpopular plan to open 90 community-based homeless shelters.

From Homeless Shelter to Her First Apartment

Fri, 05/12/2017 - 7:00am
After a decade with no real home, a young Guyanese immigrant with cerebral palsy moves into her own place in Coney Island.

‘Help Him Up!’: A Witness’s Account of Panic on a Subway Platform

Mon, 05/08/2017 - 2:50pm
A reporter recounts what happened when a homeless man fell to the tracks at an F train station in New York on a Saturday afternoon.

In New York City Schools, an Ever-Rising Tide of Homeless Students

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 5:20pm
Nearly 33,000 public school students were in temporary housing in the 2015-16 school year, an increase of 4,000 students from the previous academic year.

California’s Deluge of Rain Washes Away a Homeless Colony

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 3:00am
Heavy rains have forced an exodus of homeless people from Sacramento’s riverbanks, thrusting the extent of their agony and their numbers into view.

Gunman, Thought to Be Targeting Whites, Kills 3 in Fresno, Police Say

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 7:01pm
Kori Ali Muhammad had been on the run since Thursday, when he was suspected of killing a security guard. He surrendered to the police after Tuesday’s rampage.

Homeless Youth at High Risk of Human Trafficking

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 4:21pm
In the United States and Canada, nearly one-fifth of homeless youth are victims of human trafficking.

Living by the Girl Scout Law, Even Without a Home

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 8:50am
Troop 6000 is the first in New York City composed solely of homeless girls. A reflection of the state of homelessness in the city, it is also a source of pride for its members.

A Journey From ‘Real World’ to Homeless Shelter — and College

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 3:15am
Preston Roberson-Charles was on MTV, then spent two years homeless in New York City. Now he’s an economics student. He revisited the experience.

Behind the Problem of Student Homelessness

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 3:03am
New research finds that 14 percent of community college students don’t have a place to live. Why is the situation so widespread?

Can Charities Survive Trump? For Some, It’s Life and Death

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 11:46am
The new administration has made it clear that federal funding for nonprofits, long a Republican target, will be cut and many will face extinction.

Adding Homeless Shelters Is a Political Risk, but de Blasio Sees No Alternative

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 10:46am
The mayor plans to begin opening the first of 90 new shelters during the heat of a re-election campaign.