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New York City Council member Stephen Levin and New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson (Levin by Andy Katz/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images, Johnson by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Housing Works, iStock)

Council bill would house homeless in hotels

UPDATED April 21, 2020, 6:36 p.m.: The Department of Homeless Services may soon be required to move single shelter residents into hotels during the state of emergency. City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and City...

Council bill would house homeless in hotels
U.S. District Judge David Carter finishes presiding over a closed hearing to discuss possible immediate solutions to the Skid Row (Credit: (Photo by Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images; Wikipedia)

Judge hauls LA officials to Skid Row to see lackluster coronavirus response

A federal judge in Los Angeles took L.A. County attorneys for a field trip this week to show them...

Judge hauls LA officials to Skid Row to see lackluster coronavirus response
A homeless person walks by Time Square in the look for shelter (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images)

“There’s no plan:” Homeless brace for coronavirus

With few political champions and many vulnerabilities to the coronavirus, New York City’s homeless now run a risk of...

“There’s no plan:” Homeless brace for coronavirus
New York officials announced six new cases of coronavirus in six separate homeless shelters. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)

Coronavirus hits New York’s homeless shelters

The coronavirus has hit New York City’s homeless shelter system. Thursday evening, six cases of Covid-19 emerged in six...

Coronavirus hits New York’s homeless shelters
DSS commissioner Steven Banks with 148 West 124th Street (left) and 79 East 125th Street (right) (Credit: Google Maps and Getty Images)

City will convert 14 apartment buildings into housing for homeless

UPDATE, Feb. 21, 2020, 4 p.m.: The city has taken the next step in converting over a dozen Manhattan...

City will convert 14 apartment buildings into housing for homeless
HUD Secretary Carson: Religious orgs should rescue homeless

HUD Secretary Carson: Religious orgs should rescue homeless

Homelessness in Los Angeles is a crisis that has vexed government officials for years but Housing and Urban Development...

HUD Secretary Carson: Religious orgs should rescue homeless
City Council Speaker Corey Johnson (Credit: Getty Images)

Landlords cheer CoJo’s plan for homeless, but warn of problems

Landlords are lauding City Council Speaker Corey Johnson’s proposal to expand rental assistance as part of his new plan...

Landlords cheer CoJo’s plan for homeless, but warn of problems
Carl Heastie highlighted homelessness and housing affordability in remarks to open the 2020 session (Credit: Facebook, Getty Images)

Heastie drills down on homelessness, affordable housing

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie surprised observers Thursday night when he highlighted homelessness in his opening remarks for the 2020...

Heastie drills down on homelessness, affordable housing
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

Here’s why Jersey City is joining Newark in suing de Blasio

Jersey City has filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit over New York City’s controversial homeless relocation program,...

Here’s why Jersey City is joining Newark in suing de Blasio
Council Council member Rafael Salamanca Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

City Council passes homeless set-aside bill

Developers of certain residential projects will soon have to set aside 15 percent of their apartments for homeless individuals. The City Council on Thursday passed a bill that will require these homeless units in...

City Council passes homeless set-aside bill
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