Department of Homeless Services

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Central Harlem »

Nearly 2,000 babies were born to families living in city shelters last year, a DHS official said.

East Flatbush »

Apartments should be leased to homeless families instead, they say, with the help of a rental subsidy.

Civic Center »

The Department of Investigation said that conditions at city shelters need immediate action. 

Jamaica »

A number of rooms at a hotel near the Jamaica AirTrain station are being used to house homeless people.

Upper West Side »

From pedestrian deaths to Columbia's sexual assault protests, we looked back at the year's big events.

Chelsea »

Police responded to 1,867 911 calls at the BRC shelter from Jan. 1 to Nov. 10, records show. 

West Village »

A hero barista, a late-night sauna party, oyster happy hours and more made news this week.

Jamaica »

The city booked 100 rooms at a Jamaica hotel for a "government group" and used them for homeless people.

Greenpoint »

Local officials called on DHS to host a public forum discussing the shelter planned for 56-66 Clay St.

Upper West Side »

The two West 95th Street buildings started as illegal hotels and later housed 400 homeless people.

Arverne »

An Arverne homeless shelter flooded Nov. 3 when a resident pulled a sink from the wall, officials said.

Elmhurst »

The shelters, which opened in the summer, will stay open permanently, officials said.

Upper West Side »

DHS had warned it would miss the deadline to move 200 people from the W. 95th Street shelter.

Upper West Side »

The shelter was supposed to move out 200 residents by Nov. 1 under an agreement with the city.

Far Rockaway »

The proposed site's location near five schools was a problem, politicians said.