oronto’s Getting A Shelter Dedicated To 2SLGBTQ+ People Focused On Housing Trans Women

oronto’s Getting A Shelter Dedicated To 2SLGBTQ+ People Focused On Housing Trans Women

Toronto is getting its first shelter dedicated to temporarily housing 2SLGBTQ+ adults with an emphasis on helping trans women. The City of Toronto announced in a press release that the shelter would open in Toronto’s west end later this week in collaboration with The 519, a 2SLGBTQ+ service agency, and the Homes First Society, which … Read more

Toronto adding beds, hotel rooms to shelter system for winter

Toronto adding beds, hotel rooms to shelter system for winter

The city of Toronto says it will add around 230 beds to its homeless shelter system this winter, by boosting the number of beds in existing facilities as well as leasing new hotel room spaces. In a winter service plan released Monday, the city said it would add 132 spaces for single people by expanding … Read more

Eric Adams says migrants coming to ‘every community’

Eric Adams says migrants coming to ‘every community’

The Big Apple will soon have emergency shelters for migrants in “every community” — and residents should expect them to open without warning, Mayor Eric Adams said Tuesday. “Every community is going to see asylum-seekers,” Adams said during an unrelated news conference at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Adams also said that “we can’t give … Read more

As winter nears, a homelessness crisis pushed out of sight is only getting worse

As winter nears, a homelessness crisis pushed out of sight is only getting worse

The doors haven’t yet opened at the downtown church handing out lunches, but Bob Shinton is already in line — all he owns in the world in a single bag, slung over his shoulder. It’s coming on two years since Shinton fell into homelessness, and he’s no stranger to falling through the cracks. While battling … Read more

Eric Adams awards $34 million in contracts to help homeless

Eric Adams awards  million in contracts to help homeless

Scrambling to find alternative housing for the city’s street homeless population amid an influx of more than 13,000 migrants into the overwhelmed shelter system, Mayor Eric Adams has awarded $34 million in contracts to provide “stabilization beds” or temporary “safe havens.” The Department of Homeless Services has awarded two contracts totaling $34 million to the Bronx … Read more

It’s time to end NYC’s ‘right to shelter’ decree

It’s time to end NYC’s ‘right to shelter’ decree

With the shelter system at “its breaking point” trying to handle thousands of illegal migrants arriving daily, Mayor Eric Adams oh-so-rightly said that it’s time to “reassess” the city’s “right to shelter” policy. Darn straight. Fact is, the policy — and the underlying consent decree dating back to the Ed Koch years — should’ve gone … Read more

Six buses from Texas bring more migrants to NYC

Six buses from Texas bring more migrants to NYC

Six buses from Texas filled with migrants arrived at the Port Authority Saturday, as the city’s shelter system neared its breaking point. Men, women and children who boarded the buses in El Paso poured out at the bus terminal, with many saying they came from Venezuela. “We stopped for food, but not a lot of … Read more

Woman camping on West Side Highway says shelter system is ‘full’

Woman camping on West Side Highway says shelter system is ‘full’

She’s not a happy camper. A middle-aged Eastern European woman who said she couldn’t get a spot in the city’s packed and horrid shelter system pitched a tent on the median of the West Side Highway near 12th Avenue and West 41st Street. “Shelter’s no good for me and full,” she told The Post. The … Read more

NYC largest men shelter on the brink as migrants flood in

NYC largest men shelter on the brink as migrants flood in

It’s a ticking time bomb. The city’s Bellevue Men’s Shelter at 30th Street and First Avenue in Kips Bay has become a tinder box of newly arrived migrants, unhinged vagrants, and sex offenders – an explosive amalgam that’s wreaking havoc on the streets of the once-quiet residential neighborhood. “In the last six months, it’s gotten … Read more

Flood of migrants helps lead to worst NYC shelter failure in more than decade

Flood of migrants helps lead to worst NYC shelter failure in more than decade

The city’s already-flailing shelter system is cracking amid the flood of migrants to the Big Apple — committing what homeless-rights activists are calling its worst failure to provide services in more than a decade. Sixty men seeking shelter were out of luck Monday night when the city’s Department of Homeless Services failed to find them … Read more