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Kensington »

The new shelter at 385 McDonald Ave. will open the week of Dec. 7, officials said. 

Lower East Side »

311 complaints about homelessness and panhandling in the area have reached a five-year high, data shows.

Fort Greene »

Of the nearly 16,000 vouchers the city has issued since 2014, just over 3,200 have been used.

Sunset Park »

The shelter is scheduled to hold up to 150 men by mid-November.

Long Island City »

The city shelter will open Friday at The Verve Hotel, with room for 200 women.

Upper West Side »

Urban Pathways is working on getting a contract with DHS to host a "safe haven" at 54 W. 105th St. 

East Elmhurst »

The Landing homeless shelter in East Elmhurst has aroused backlash from some area residents.

Hollis »

Six apartment buildings on Hollis Avenue have recently been undergoing renovations.

Starrett City »

The nation's largest federally subsidized housing complex is accused of discrimination.

Elmhurst »

Comptroller Scott Stringer cited safety concerns at the seven-story shelter.

East Elmhurst »

The shelter opens Aug. 24 inside the former Clarion Hotel on Ditmars Boulevard.

Union Square »

311 received 20,242 homeless-related calls so far this year. For the same time in 2013 it was 12,715.

Washington Heights »

Locals say that residents from Fort Washington shelter have become more aggressive.

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens »

The landlord at 60 Clarkson Ave. gave tenants 24 hours to move last month.

Elmhurst »

Comptroller Stringer said the Department of Homeless Services hadn't done enough to clear up violations.