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The Doe Fund, an organization that helps homeless individuals with job training and opportunities, is suing the the City and the the Department of Homeless Services for turning one its shelters into an “outer-borough warehouse for sex offenders,” Courthouse News Service reports. The Doe Fund took over the 400-bed shelter on Porter Avenue in East […]

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Among the many counterproductive and illogical ways that a city can fill its jails and overburden its criminal justice system is by criminalizing things that homeless people do in order to survive. New York City, perhaps more than any other city, excels at spending money on arrests, prosecutions, and jails, rather than on programs that […]

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Many residents of Brooklyn’s wealthy Carroll Gardens neighborhood have been strongly opposed to the long-planned opening of a homeless shelter at 165 West 9th Street, and have successfully stalled its progress so far. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, however, plans to bring the shelter into operation are going forward–at least temporarily. 170 homeless veterans […]

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Homeless families, some with up to eight children, are crowded into filthy rooms littered with rat feces and keep buckets in the room for nighttime bathroom needs since they don’t trust the bathrooms at midnight that they’re forced to share with strangers, the NY Daily News found at the Auburn Family Shelter in Fort Greene, […]

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