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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. 

Carroll Gardens »

Local Pols Blast Proposal to Install Carroll Gardens Homeless Shelter

Elected officials sent a letter to the DHS commissioner demanding more time for community feedback.

Greenpoint »

Local Greenpoint Homeless Shelter to Open After Four Years' Search

A local church will begin housing the men who sleep in local parks and streets in time for winter.

Crown Heights »

City Asks Developers to Transform Crown Heights' Huge Bedford Armory

The city is seeking proposals for 50,000 square feet of space in the Bedford-Atlantic Armory

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Upper West Side Locals 'Ambushed' by Homeless Housing, Pols Say

Elected officials made a last attempt to stop a move by the city to house 400 homeless adults uptown.

Greenpoint »

Shelter on McGuinness Boulevard Starts Hiring for September Opening

The city's 200-bed Greenpoint shelter has posted hiring ads for a slated September opening.

Manhattan »

City's Controversial Homeless Policy Shot Down, Marking Win for Quinn

A judge blocked the city from implementing a new homeless shelter policy pursued by Mayor Bloomberg.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick »

City Still Looking for Good Samaritan Church to Shelter Greenpoint Homeless

Greenpoint homeless advocates say the city's funding offer to open a shelter was too vague for takers.

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