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Department of Homeless Services

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Manhattan »

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 »

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

Manhattan »

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 »

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

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

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 »

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

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

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

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

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 »

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

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

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

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

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

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

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

Manhattan »

The city is being criticized for failures in a rent subsidy program designed to keep families out of shelters.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

With the ranks of the homeless growing, neighborhood leaders balk at plans to designate more space for shelters.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

Community leaders are anxious over a plan to place a $15 million homeless shelter on a largely residential strip.