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New plan introduced to curb homelessness

Housing February 28, 2017 at 8:13 pm 0 comments

As the number of homeless New Yorkers continues to escalate, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a new plan to attack the problem.

Family besieged by rats reveals shelter system failures

Family besieged by rats reveals shelter system failures

Housing, Spotlight November 30, 2015 at 10:04 am 0 comments

Although the mayor has pledged to discontinue the use of cluster-sites, the number of cluster-site units has grown by ten percent over the last two years. For now, there is nowhere else for homeless families to go.

Narco Freedom about to lose its three-quarter homes

Narco Freedom about to lose its three-quarter homes

Housing August 28, 2015 at 12:31 pm 0 comments

A leading drug rehab organization with clinics and temporary housing for recovering drug users in Mott Haven, is expected to run out of money on Sept. 21, leaving uncertainty for its clients and the neighborhood.

Housing advocacy group fights for tenants’ rights

Housing advocacy group fights for tenants’ rights

Economy, Housing March 19, 2015 at 1:14 am 0 comments

The legendary Melrose advocacy group, Nos Quedamos, says it’s time to harness the neighborhood’s community gardens and use them for the good of all residents.

Homeless advocacy group holds rally in Brook Park

Homeless advocacy group holds rally in Brook Park

Housing, Politics May 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

The city should be moving people out of homeless shelters and into vacant apartments built during the real estate boom that now stand empty, advocates from the community organization Picture the Homeless said at a rally in Brook Park on May 19. The Morris Avenue-based group chose the anniversary ofRead More

Homeless struggle against increasing odds

Homeless struggle against increasing odds

Housing April 24, 2010 at 10:50 am 0 comments

On a recent Saturday, a young family of five shuffled along East 138th Street. Jimmy (who asked that the family name not be published) rolled a green duffle bag filled with clothes. With his free hand he held his 3-year old daughter’s hand. His wife Cynthia pushed the baby strollerRead More

Thousands of Mott Haven families face eviction

Thousands of Mott Haven families face eviction

Housing December 7, 2009 at 4:13 pm 0 comments

The Homeless Help program helps those facing eviction in Mott Haven and Melrose navigate this stressful situation.