The Coalition’s policy briefs provide up-to-date analysis of homeless and housing policy.Coalition briefing papers have analyzed City policies threatening the right to shelter, the flaws in time-limited rent subsidy programs, and the impact of war on homelessness.
Additionally, this summer the administration will enact changes to the Advantage program that will only accelerate the program’s “revolving door” back to homelessness.
May 10, 2010 — At a time of all-time record homelessness and double-digit unemployment in New York City, Mayor Bloomberg has proposed sharp City budget cutbacks to vital services that help homeless and at-risk New Yorkers.
October 25, 2017 — Briefing paper by Coalition for the Homeless examining the history of rent supplements provided to homeless individuals and families.
It highlights both effective and ineffective models of providing rent supplements and offers recommendations to improve upon and bring to scale the solutions proven to offer housing stability for homeless families and individuals.
2000-Present — The Coalition’s annual report provides an overview of homelessness in New York City.
Recent reports have analyzed the dramatic increases in New York City’s homeless shelter population and outlined proven solutions.May 2, 2011 — Amidst high unemployment and the loss of affordable housing, a record number of New Yorkers sought help at municipal homeless shelters last year.However, the Bloomberg administration’s response was to turn away a record number of families and children at the shelter door.March 18, 2013 — New data show the number of families re-entering the shelter system has reached a new high and is contributing to current record homelessness.By the end of 2012, over 6,500 former-Advantage families had re-entered shelter, costing the City millions in avoidable shelter expenses.June 15, 2012 — With New York City homelessness already at record levels, the number of homeless children and adults crowding municipal shelters is poised to rise even higher in coming months as families cut off from the Advantage program return to shelter.November 21, 2011 — The number of children in New York City shelters has reached an all-time high.January 24, 2010 — This year, the New York City Department of Homeless Services is conducting its eighth annual HOPE street homelessness survey.And once again, there is mounting evidence that the City’s survey and its resulting “estimate” fail to measure homelessness accurately and mislead the general public about the scale of the problem.May 14, 2015 — Coalition for the Homeless Analysis and Comment on the NYS Budget for Homeless Services Expansion 2015-16 through 2019-20.December 28, 2013 — Coalition for the Homeless released a new report with fresh evidence that the Bloomberg administration’s flawed Advantage program was a revolving door back to homelessness for thousands of families and children – and cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.