homelessness & vacancy

Homelessness, Statistics and Geography:

Homeless in America Report, Homeless Law Center: http://www.nlchp.org/content/pubs/SimplyUnacceptableReport.pdf

Homeless in NYC 2012:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/11/nyregion/nyc-homeless-shelters-in-record-demand-new-facilities-planned.html?pagewanted=all

Homeless Demographics:
http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/basic-facts-about-homelessness-new-york-city-data-and-charts

Congressional Research Service on “Emergency” Homeless Assistance:
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/R42766.pdf

Homelessness and Bloomberg:
http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/horror_new_york_city_homelessness_spikes_under_bloomberg_20120612/

Overview of Homelessness:
http://www.otsego.org/homelessness/MSHDA_UnderstandingHomelessnessChapt1_158351_7[1].pdf

Picture the Homeless:
http://www.picturethehomeless.org/

Literature:

Jim Flynn (2002). “Stranger to the System, Life Portraits of a NYC Homeless Community, ed.”
Curbside Press (PRINT OUT)

Joe Homeless (1994). My Life on the Street: Memoirs of a Faceless Man, New
Horizon Press (PRINT OUT)

Peter H. Rossi (1999). Down and Out in America: the Origins of Homelessness,
University of Chicago Press (PRINT OUT)

Carolyn Teich Adams (June 1986). “Homelessness in the Post-Industrial City,” Urban
Affairs Quarterly, Vol. 21, No. 4, (PRINT OUT)

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NYC Government Policy and the Shelter System:

NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS):
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dhs/html/home/home.shtml

Manhattan Organizations:
http://dir.yahoo.com/regional/u_s__states/new_york/cities/manhattan/community/organizations/poverty/homelessness/

NYC Homeless Shelters:
http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/cgi-bin/id/city.cgi?city=New%20York%20City&state=NY

More Shelters Needed:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/11/nyregion/nyc-homeless-shelters-in-record-demand-new-facilities-planned.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Public/Private Partnerships, Religious Institutions:
http://www.partnershipforthehomeless.org/

Coalition for the Homeless/Advocacy:
http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/

The Legal Right to Shelter in NYC / The Callahan Decree:
http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/pages/the-callahan-legacy-callahan-v.-carey-and-the-legal-right-to-shelter

Mayoral 2011 Attempt to Alter Policy:
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Homeless-Shelter-Policy-Change-Temporary-Housing-Requirement-Court-133213703.html

NYC City Council Suit:
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Homeless-Policy-Prove-Shelter-City-Council-Vote-Lawsuit-Melissa-Russo-134678743.html

NYC Council Committee on Housing and Buildings:
http://legistar.council.nyc.gov/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=220626&GUID=32C5C6CA-944E-4D9F-B5B1-9A0AE5E00746&Search=

Legal Aide Society Homeless Rights Project:
http://www.legal-aid.org/en/ineedhelp/ineedhelp/civilproblem/homelessrightsproject.aspx

NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD):
http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/html/home/home.shtml

Structural Vacancies: Public and Private:

Picture the Homeless Vacancy Report:
http://www.picturethehomeless.org/files/pdf/Banking_on_Vacancy_-_Homelessness_and_Real_Estate_Speculation.pdf

Picture the Homeless sponsored Crowd Map:
https://vacantnyc.crowdmap.com/

Vacancies in NYC:
http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/01/new_york_has_mo_1.php

HPD Selected Findings/Housing, Vacancies:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/downloads/pdf/HPD-2011-HVS-Selected-Findings-Tables.pdf

1999 Report on Vacant City Property:
http://www.east-harlem.com/cb11_197A_cityowned.htm

HPD Vacant Land Development:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/html/developers/vacant-land-development.shtml

Why Not House the Homeless in Vacant Property?
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/politics/2012/06/why-its-not-easy-convert-vacant-buildings-housing-homeless/2345/

Landlords Asked to House the Homeless After Sandy:
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/12/nyregion/us-seeks-pool-of-vacant-units-from-nyc-landlords.html?_r=0

NYC/HPD Vacancy Survey:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/html/pr/vacancy.shtml

Major Report by Federal Reserve Bank on Vacant Property:
http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/speech/duke20121005a.htm

Vacancies in Cleveland:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/08/magazine/08Foreclosure-t.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland on Vacant Property:
http://www.clevelandfed.org/research/workpaper/2011/wp1123r.pdf

Empty Detroit:
http://markmaynard.com/2009/02/urban-homesteading-detroit/

Vacant Foreclosed Homes:
http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2012/07/13/shadow-reo-as-much-as-90-percent-of-foreclosed-properties-are-h/

US Housing Census:
“In 2010 there were 15.0 million vacant housing units in the nation, an
increase of 43.8 percent from the 2000 vacant-housing unit inventory of
10.4 million.”
http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/briefs/c2010br-07.pdf

US Housing Vacancy Rates and Homeownership:
http://www.census.gov/housing/hvs/ 

NYC Housing and Vacancy Survey:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/html/pr/vacancy.shtml

NYC Housing Statistics/Habitat for Humanity:
http://www.habitatnyc.org/pdf/Toolkit/NYCHousingStatistics.pdf

Furman Center on NYC Housing:
http://furmancenter.org/research/sonychan/

New York Housing Census:
http://www.infoplease.com/us/census/data/new-york/housing.html

Government Accounting Office 2011 Report on Vacant Properties:
http://www.gao.gov/assets/590/586089.pdf

Conference of Mayors Report on Vacant Properties:
http://www.usmayors.org/bestpractices/vacantproperties08.pdf

Justice Department and Abandoned Properties:
https://www.bja.gov/Publications/CCI_Abandoned_Property.pdf

Pennsylvania Report:
http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/category/vacant-properties-2/

Search for Bank Owned:
http://www.loopnet.com/Bank-Owned-Properties/

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