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DHS Commissioner Steven Banks. (Getty, Google Maps)

City to open Soho homeless shelter

The city plans to open a homeless shelter in Soho, which is already atwitter over the de Blasio administration’s proposal to upzone the ritzy neighborhood. The Department of Social Services would house 200 men...

City to open Soho homeless shelter
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German designers roll out weatherproof shelter pods

A group in Germany has come up with a novel way to provide emergency shelter to people experiencing homelessness...

German designers roll out weatherproof shelter pods
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti (Getty)
Los Angeles

LA pays big bucks to build tiny homes for homeless

 In Los Angeles, a planned tiny home village for the homeless is costing the city big bucks. Each of...

LA pays big bucks to build tiny homes for homeless
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
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

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