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Advocates Warn NYC’s Homeless Shelters are a “Time Bomb” Amid COVID-19

Public advocates fear the worst as the deadly virus invades one place where social distancing is impossible, reports The New York Times.
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LAS Calls for NYC to House Homeless in Hotels During Outbreak

The City's homeless are seeking shelter in the subway system to avoid the COVID-19 pandemic, reports Pix11.
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LAS Calls for Increased Resources to Protect NYC’s Homeless Population During COVID-19 Outbreak

A letter sent to the City Thursday warned that a lack of action will endanger both the homeless population and social workers, as reported by The Wall Street Journal.
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LAS Announces Settlement in Landmark Homeless Youth Lawsuit

The class action settlement in C.W. v. The City of New York expands access for thousands of homeless and runaway youth ages 16-20 to essential youth programs and services, according to THE CITY.
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Homeless Youth Put at Further Risk While Waiting for Promised Aid

In early 2017 the Mayor pledged access to housing vouchers but only 9% of the 655 young people who exited long-term youth shelters in June were able to secure their own apartments, according to THE CITY.
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LAS Decries Plan Requiring Homeless Workers to Participate in Savings Program

Homeless rights advocates and elected officials voiced their opposition to the proposal, which would require individuals to save 30% of their income or risk losing their shelter beds, reports the New York Daily News.
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ICE Agents Denied Entry to Homeless Shelter

Immigration and Customs Enforcement attempted to raid East New York’s Women In Need homeless shelter according to a report in the New York Daily News. The agents were denied entry when they failed to provide a warrant.
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