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Council Votes to Sue Bloomberg Over Homeless Policy

The City Council voted Tuesday to sue the Bloomberg administration to halt a new homeless intake policy.

Manhattan »

City Postpones Controversial Homeless Shelter Intake Policy

The policy, which was set to take effect Monday, would require homeless people seeking to shelter to prove they have nowhere else to go.

Manhattan »

Council Pans New Homeless Policy Amid Record Shelter Population

City Council members slammed the Bloomberg administration Wednesday for a new homeless shelter policy that forces those seeking help to prove they have nowhere else to go.

Manhattan »

Controversial New Policy Forces Homeless to Prove They Have Nowhere to Go

A new policy announced by the Department of Homeless Services will require shelter seekers to prove that they have nowhere else to stay.

Midtown & Theater District »

Pedestrian Plazas Remain Magnet for Homeless at Night, Despite Outreach

Homeless people continue to flock to Broadway's plazas, but advocates say intervention takes patience and time.

Manhattan »

Teak Benches Used by Homeless Donated to Kips Bay Men's Shelter

Benches that homeless slept on at an Upper East Side co-op plaza have been donated to a homeless shelter's garden.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

Chelsea Homeless Shelter Secures City Contract

Neighbors of a soon-to-open homeless shelter reiterated concerns at a rowdy community meeting Tuesday.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

East Siders Help Homeless While Fighting their Shelter

Locals want the men's shelter out of the former Bellevue Psychiatric building, but they're still helping the homeless.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Homeless Put in UWS Buildings With Safety Violations

The city is renting rooms for homeless men in buildings with serious safety violations.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Lawmaker Wants to Stop Homeless Moving into Illegal Hotels

Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal will introduce legislation to stop the city from moving homeless into "illegal hotels."

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

City Rents Rooms for Homeless in Hotels It Tried to Shut Down

The city tried to shut down two single-room occupancy hotels in 2007, now it's renting rooms from them.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

City Officials Skip Out on UWS Homeless Shelter Meeting

Department of Homeless Services officials skipped a meeting about a controversial homeless shelter.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Tenants Offered $50,000 to Make Way for Homeless Shelter

Tenants at the Hotel Alexander have been offered $50,000 and three years rent if they leave their homes.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

Kips Bay Residents Want City to Restart Bellvue Building Redevelopment

Residents want the original Bellevue Building redeveloped and the homeless shelter moved.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

Controversial Chelsea Homeless Shelter Slated for Spring Opening

The Bowery Residents Committee is moving forward with its spring opening of a controversial Chelsea shelter.

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