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Upper West Side »

City to Cut Homeless Population at Controversial UWS Shelter by Half

Half of Freedom House's 400 homeless residents will be removed by Nov. 1.

Park Slope »

Park Slope Women's Shelter Expands as City's Homelessness Crisis Grows

The shelter, on Eighth Avenue and 14th Street, houses mentally ill, chemically addicted women.

Bed-Stuy »

Plan to Turn Bed-Stuy Homeless Shelter to Rec Center Moving Forward

The Department of Homeless Services says it will look at converting part of the Sumner Armory.

Carroll Gardens »

Pols Blast City's Dismissal of Violations for Proposed Homeless Shelter

Local officials have called for an investigation into the proposed shelter at 165 W. Ninth St.

Longwood »

Landlord Seeks Permit for Illegal Bronx Homeless Shelter

The city council will decide whether to legalize a building used as a shelter without the proper permits.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Co-Op Wants DOT to Remove Bench After Homeless Woman Takes Up Residence

A new CityBench at 10th Avenue and 46th Street has become a magnet for the homeless, locals say.

Upper West Side »

Controversial UWS Homeless Shelters' Five-Year Contract Rejected

A pair of homeless shelters planned for West 95th Street were rejected by City Comptroller Liu. 

New York City »

City Sends More Homeless Families to Shelters Inside Apartment Buildings

The program sends homeless families to buildings while displacing rent-stabilized renters, critics say.

Longwood »

Two Fires in Bronx Shelter for Homeless Families Raise Alarms

Residents said old mattresses sat in the hallways for weeks and the fire escapes were in disrepair.

Greenpoint »

New Shelter Offers Nightly Refuge for Homeless in Greenpoint

The Greenpoint Reformed Church has opened its doors to 10 men, but some residents have complained.

Carroll Gardens »

City Shelter Trying to Put 170 People Into 30-Person Space, Lawsuit Says

A group of residents is suing the city for planning to place 170 people in a building meant for 30.

Carroll Gardens »

120 Veterans Displaced by Sandy Move into Carroll Gardens Homeless Shelter

Homeless veterans displaced by Sandy from a shelter in LIC have moved into the Carroll Gardens shelter.

New York City »

Mayor Appoints Former OEM Chief to Help Sandy Victims Find Housing

Mayor appointed Brad Gair, former deputy commissioner of OEM, as director of housing recovery operations.

New York City »

City Shutters Dozens of Hurricane Shelters Ahead of Schools Reopening

Evacuees from Hurricane Sandy were sent to 15 remaining shelters around the city.

Carroll Gardens »

Carroll Gardens Shelter To Have Plenty of Security, Community Board Says

Housing Solutions USA promises a seven-person security guard staff and cameras throughout the facility. 

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