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Celebrating 15 Years of Picture the Homeless!


Why will homeless New Yorkers be part of the People's Climate March on September 21st?

"Homeless people feel the brunt of bad weather first. Natural disasters hit the homeless hardest." - Jeff Korn

"Homeless people are affected because health problems affect homeless people at greater rates. Also, because sheltered homeless do not control their residency, they can be moved to flood area when they had not been previously, for example, a move from the heights of the Bronx to the Lower East Side, which had flooding and power issues after Sandy that did not impact many parts of the city." - Scott Hutchins

15th Anniversary Gala: Tickets and Ad Prices


MEDIA ADVISORY: Homeless Rally at Pan Am Hotel Against Hate, and For Housing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Homeless People Rally at Pan Am Hotel To Demand "Housing, Not Shelters!"

Ally communities stand in solidarity with shelter residents targeted by hate speech

Victory Against Shelter Expulsions

Yesterday, we helped break the news that shelter residents in the Bronx were being given "24 hours and two plastic bags" to pack up their entire lives and await transfer to an undisclosed location. At least one resident wasn't even able to get the plastic bags! 

Shelter Abandons Homeless Folks; Homeless Folks Fight Back!

On Tuesday, we got a call from a Picture the Homeless member who lives in a "cluster site" shelter. Cluster site shelters are privately owned residential buildings where the NYC Department of Homeless Services (DHS) pays up to $3,565-a-month to temporarily house homeless families in apartments, often alongside lease-holding renters.

"No More Rope, Now the Choke Hold" - A Poem On the Death of Eric Garner, by Jean Rice

"No More Rope, Now the Choke Hold" - A Poem On the Death of Eric Garner

by Jean Rice - member, board of directors, Picture the Homeless


"No rights worthy of respect," that's what 'Dred Scott' said

Homeless People Respond to the Murder of Eric Garner by the NYPD

Like everyone else, homeless New Yorkers were outraged by the recent video in which a New York City police officer murdered man in cold blood with a choke hold (forbidden by the NYPD's own internal regulations) for selling loose cigarettes.

We spoke to a handful of our members to capture their responses, as well as what they think New York City needs to learn from this horrific incident.


Hard to believe, but it's been fifteen years since two men living in Bellevue Men's Shelter held their first meeting for homeless folks who were mad as hell at how this city was mistreating them, and ready to fight back!

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