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  1. right to shelter
    ‘We Can’t Sleep Because of the Worry’Overnight at the Roosevelt Hotel, where hundreds of migrants are still waiting for somewhere to go.
  2. crime
    The Outrage Over Jordan Neely’s Killing Isn’t Going AwayThe ex-Marine who choked him to death has finally been identified, but it’s still not clear if he will face charges.
  3. the city politic
    Jordan Neely Was Already DeadNew York reckons with a homeless epidemic and a killing.
  4. diary of a hospital
    Eric Adams’s Plan to Commit the Homeless Has Little Meaning in the ERPeople who are unhoused already use the city’s hospitals all the time.
  5. the city politic
    Eric Adams Has a Goal on Mental Illness — But He Needs a PlanHe wants to involuntarily hospitalize those with the most serious problems. Does he understand the challenges he’ll face?
  6. just asking questions
    How Frighteningly Strong Meth Has Supercharged HomelessnessJournalist Sam Quinones on the radically transformed picture of drug addiction in America.
  7. the city politic
    New York’s Leaders Are Sleeping Through a Housing EmergencyThe political response should reflect the size and speed of the worsening crisis. It hasn’t even come close.
  8. the city politic
    Eric Adams Says He’s ‘Getting Stuff Done.’ What Stuff?After 100 days in office, the mayor has made little progress delivering on his campaign promises — and some seem to have been forgotten entirely.
  9. the city politic
    Eric Adams Isn’t Off to a Great Start on Public SafetyAs Adams nears 100 days in office, there’s already good reason to wonder if the results of his public safety strategy will ever match his rhetoric.
  10. crime
    Suspect Arrested in Shootings of Unhoused Men in NYC and D.C.Law-enforcement officers in D.C. arrested a suspect on Tuesday morning, following an extensive search.
  11. 2022 midterms
    Can Nicholas Kristof Actually Win the Oregon Governor’s Race?The short answer is maybe. As a progressive outsider, he might be able to exploit a leadership vacuum in his native state.
  12. assessment
    Can Eric Adams Really Turn 25,000 Hotel Rooms Into Affordable Housing?Even after all the past year’s closures, that’s a lot of real estate.
  13. politics
    Congress Considers Emergency Eviction Moratorium As CDC Authority LapsesBiden dithered about his legal authority to keep evictions frozen, and now the deadline is here — though some states are acting on their own.
  14. public space
    Last Night in Echo ParkOn the scene as the LAPD evicted an enormous community of unhoused residents from the shore of Echo Park Lake.
  15. ideas
    Social Workers Instead of Police? Denver’s 911 Experiment Is a Promising StartSix months into a pilot program that deploys squads of caregivers in place of cops, there are signs of success.
  16. power
    HUD Proposal Cuts Protections for Unhoused Trans PeopleIt would allow federally funded, same-sex homeless shelters to make admission determinations based on biological sex.
  17. homelessness
    Trump Trolls Homeless People in CaliforniaAs he rolled through California collecting campaign contributions, the president blamed Democrats for homelessness, and the homeless for pollution.
  18. california
    California Bets That Progressive Policies Will Reinforce Economic GrowthTrump & Co. can conflate conservative policies and economic growth all they want; California’s doing fine going in a very different direction.
  19. housing
    Governor Newsom Takes Aim at California’s NIMBYismThe new California governor is quickly showing his seriousness about addressing the state’s affordable housing crisis.
  20. Californians Will Be Voting on a Wild Array of Ballot Initiatives in NovemberFrom repeal of a controversial gas-tax increase to a mandate for cage-free eggs, other issues will compete with candidates for money and attention.
  21. Fire That Burned Through Bel-Air Started at a Nearby Homeless EncampmentHidden under an overpass, a homeless encampment near one of L.A.’s wealthiest neighborhoods sparked a massive blaze last week.
  22. from the archives
    What New York’s Homelessness Crisis Looked Like in the 1980sAs institutions closed and pushed thousands of people onto the streets, the desire to help them evolved into a fearful wariness.
  23. homelessness
    Why It’s So Hard to Stop Being Homeless in New YorkThe city spends $1.2 billion a year on homelessness. Yet the crisis only gets worse. Eight homeless New Yorkers explain why.
  24. Trump Mulls Cutting Billions From Public Housing to Fund Larger MilitaryThe proposed budget would slash all funding for community development and drastically reduce rental assistance to the poor.
  25. bill de blasio’s new york
    Mayor de Blasio to Propose 90 New Homeless SheltersRenewed attempts to stem the very public homelessness crisis.
  26. New York City’s Homeless Population Is About to Hit 60,000The de Blasio administration insists that without its assistance programs, the numbers would be even worse.
  27. This Man Transformed a $5,000 Truck Into Mobile Showers for the HomelessIt serves 60 people every day.
  28. select all
    Another Tech Bro, Another Bad Blog PostThe real victims of homelessness: entrepreneurs.
  29. city politic
    Cuomo Executive Order Forces Homeless Indoors in Freezing WeatherThough that may be illegal.
  30. job changes
    Another Official Working on Homelessness in NYC Is Stepping DownDeputy Mayor Lilliam Barrios-Paoli left the de Blasio administration a few months ago.
  31. De Blasio Announces a Nearly $3 Billion Plan to Help Homeless PeopleThe program will focus on providing housing and social services to help people get out of the shelter system.
  32. homelessness
    De Blasio: NYC Won’t Go Back to ‘Bad Old Days’A roundup of de Blasio’s reaction to the homeless problem this summer — and his critics’ reactions to his reaction. 
  33. new york’s finest
    NYPD Union Encourages Cops to Spend Free Time Photographing Homeless People “Peek-a-Boo, We See You!”
  34. neighborhood news
    Queens Residents Encourage Their Kids to Shame Homeless PeopleThere are better ways to protest.
  35. sad things
    NYPD Evicts Homeless Man Living in the Manhattan BridgeThough they’ve also promised to help him.
  36. homelessness
    People Are Literally Living Down Under the Manhattan Bridge OverpassThe sad story gives DUMBO a whole new meaning.
  37. bill de blasio’s new york
    Number of Families in Shelters Rose in January53,615 people stayed overnight in city facilities.
  38. homelessness
    Children Leaving Disgusting Homeless SheltersDasani’s story led to action.
  39. stand clear of the closing doors
    Homeless People Asked Nicely to Leave SubwayThey won’t be forced to, just strongly encouraged.
  40. bill de blasio’s new york
    De Blasio to Host ‘Invisible’ Homeless Mother at InaugurationThe subject of the New York Times’ shelter exposé has been invited to De Blasio’s swearing-in.
  41. stunts
    City Councilman Got Pneumonia Living As a Homeless ManRuben Wills had to cut his experiment short.
  42. the third terminator
    Bloomberg on Dasani: ‘That’s the Way God Works’ “This kid was dealt a bad hand,” he said. “I don’t know quite why.”
  43. the worst
    New York Post Suggests Homeless Shelters Are Just Too NiceCalls the Times’ recent expose “hooey.”
  44. sad things
    U.S. Homelessness Is Down, But Not in New YorkAccording to a one-night H.U.D. survey.
  45. jerks
    Hawaii Lawmaker to Stop Smashing Shopping Carts“I guess I shouldn’t use the sledgehammer because it’s a really loaded image.”
  46. hurricane sandy
    One Year After Hurricane Sandy, Meet the Families That Are Still HomelessAccording to aid groups, at least 22,000 households are still displaced.
  47. sad things
    More Homeless People Went Underground This Winter The number of people sleeping on the subways rose by 13 percent.
  48. the third terminator
    Mayor Bloomberg Warns of ‘Uprising’ Over Cost of Homeless Shelters“The public at some point is going to say to their elected officials: ‘I don’t want to pay anymore.’”
  49. things that make us sad
    New York Homeless Shelters Had a Banner WinterMaybe that’s why Bloomberg doesn’t see them.
  50. white men with money
    Mayor Bloomberg Doesn’t See Any Homeless People, What Are You Talking About?“Nobody’s sleeping on the streets.”
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