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  1. homelessness

    A Lonely Life for the Isolated Residents of the City’s Coronavirus Hotels

    “Nobody’s in the hallways. Nobody’s talking. Nobody will come into the room,” says a homeless woman quarantined at a Queens hotel.

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  2. shelter

    Cast Adrift by the Virus, the Newly Homeless Seek a Place to Recover

    Ejection of people with COVID-19 into the streets echoes 1980s AIDS crisis, advocates say. Meanwhile, the city struggles to find them space to heal.

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  3. homelessness

    Too Close for Comfort Inside NYC’s Biggest Homeless Shelter

    Coronavirus cases grow in shelters across the city where most guards still don’t have masks. The 30th Street Men’s Shelter offers a troubling picture.

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  4. homelessness

    No Virus Tracking for Homeless People on Streets and Subways

    Four people who live outside of shelters tested positive for coronavirus after visiting drop-in centers. But no one is keeping tabs on 3,200 others.

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  5. isolation

    New York City Shuttles Homeless and Other Virus Patients to Hotels

    Officials line up 500 rooms to isolate shelter residents and public hospital patients with nowhere to go. But hotel workers won’t get masks.

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  6. health

    NYC Hospitals Send Homeless Who Have Coronavirus to Shelters

    At least one person who tested positive has been funneled to the city shelter system amid spiking cases and scramble to create more isolation spaces.

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  7. overcrowding

    A High-Stakes Race to Help NYC’s Homeless as Coronavirus Spreads

    The city is scrambling to open new drop-in centers, create quarantine spaces at shelters and buy thermometers to screen clients as shelter cases rise.

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  8. homelessness

    First NYC Homeless Shelter Resident Tests Positive for Coronavirus

    The woman’s dorm-mates have been placed into quarantine as New York City officials grapple with how to contain outbreaks in a packed shelter system.

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  9. health

    Coronavirus in NYC: Resources You Need to Know

    Here’s our guide to resources for dealing with the coronavirus crisis. This page will update regularly — and your suggestions are welcome.

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  10. homelessness

    No Hand Sanitizer for Homeless Living on Streets, Even as Virus Spreads

    Advocates call on the city to stop discouraging its outreach workers from distributing sanitary items to people living on sidewalks and subways.

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  11. housing

    Hotel Shelter Operator Stiffed Homeless Families on Toilet Paper and Microwaves

    New filing submitted by a court-appointed receiver finds a host of failings at Childrens Community Services — including a 55% staff turnover rate.

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  12. thrivenyc

    Chirlane McCray’s ThriveNYC Mental Health Program Gets a Reboot

    New goals, fewer programs and a greater emphasis on people with serious mental illness are on tap for de Blasio’s wife’s much-criticized effort.

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  13. homelessness

    Court Deal Would Guarantee Shelter for Some Homeless Teens

    Runaways ages 16 and 17 would get beds on demand in youth-appropriate shelters, under proposed pact between City Hall and Legal Aid.

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  14. the bloomberg way

    How Mike Bloomberg’s NYC Homeless Record Clashes With Campaign Promises

    The city shelter population grew by 71% during his mayoralty. Now a plan to tackle “national emergency” embraces tactics he scrapped at City Hall.

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  15. homelessness

    City Red-Flagged Failed Homeless Hotel Firm Before Awarding $359M Deal

    The city awarded a Queens nonprofit a nine-figure contract — even after serious management issues emerged. Now the outfit is under receivership.

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  16. homelessness

    A Long Line of Red Flags Trailed Embattled Homeless Operator

    The city filed a court complaint Wednesday against Childrens Community Services, alleging massive fraud. But warning signs emerged in 2015.

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  17. wrong track

    ‘Shoddy’ Outreach to Homeless Led to Missed Subway Goals, Comptroller Says

    A new audit from State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli blames surge in subway homelessness on poor oversight of nonprofit tasked with outreach.

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  18. homelessness

    NYC’s Biggest Shelter Plagued by Asbestos and Other Dangers

    Manhattan’s 30th Street Men’s Shelter, which houses up to 850 homeless, is rife with code violations that include fire safety hazards, records show.

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  19. top tips

    New Yorkers Shared News Tips With Us. Here’s How We Responded

    Listening to our readers is a big part of what THE CITY does. Here are some stories that came through the tip line in 2019.

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  20. housing

    De Blasio Turns Corner to Put Street Homeless on Fast Track to Homes

    Commitment to place 2,000 people in “safe havens” and apartments comes amid resistance to stays in strict and sometimes dangerous shelters.

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  21. housing

    Seniors Fight Homeless Charity Pushing Them Out on Street

    Council Speaker Corey Johnson and others vow to aid elderly in the Hell’s Kitchen residence run by a nonprofit tied to pet food magnate Leonard Stern.

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  22. adrift

    Homeless Youth Age Into Adulthood Still Waiting for Housing Aid Promised in 2017

    Most young adults must leave youth shelters when they turn 21, yet are still denied promised vouchers to help them pay for their own apartments.

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  23. housing

    From Shelter to Home to Street: One Man’s Homeless Struggle

    Karim Walker counted as a success story when he moved into permanent housing. Now, he’s living in the subways. Can de Blasio’s new Outreach NYC help?

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  24. unwelcome mat

    Queens Homeless Shelter Foes Make Last-Ditch Efforts to Stop Project

    A City Council member and local opponents to planned a shelter for homeless men in a former factory site in Glendale call for probe, plan lawsuit.

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  25. homelessness

    Wards Island Homeless Shelter Operator Gets Another 4.5 Years Despite Troubles

    HELP USA is set to run Clarke Thomas facility until mid-2024 under $45 million city pact amid open building code violations, records show.

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  26. tracking you

    Subway Surveillance Cameras Turned Toward the Homeless

    The NYPD is monitoring 100 live feeds from a dozen stations around the clock, drawing concerns from homeless and civil liberties advocates.

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  27. equality

    Shelter Settlement Spawns New Policies to Support Transgender Homeless

    A Commission on Human Rights complaint prompted the Department of Homeless Services to rethink how it deals with transgender people.

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  28. shelter

    Halfway Into Homeless Revamp, Work Lags as Hotel Use Grows

    While conversions to permanent housing have helped shrink the number of homeless families, transition to promised 90 new shelters proves slow going.

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  29. boxed out

    City Pays Storage Fees for Homeless, But One Bronx Family Still Lost Items

    The city shells out $17.5 million annually to self-storage companies. But some clients report big problems with the little-regulated industry.

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  30. special report

    On the Brink of Being Homeless in a ‘Sanctuary City’

    After an ICE raid took a Queens family’s breadwinner, his loved ones fight to keep their home, with no help from housing aid off limits to immigrants.

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  31. rent reform

    Landlords’ New Gambit: Teaming with Tenant Advocates on Rent Subsidies Push

    The real estate lobby backs new housing aid for the poor — seeking a bargaining chip as a firmly Democratic legislature tackles rent-law reforms.

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