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December 1, 1991

An Antidote to Homelessness

Community Service Society Of New York | Winter 1999

“As a former alcoholic and drug addict, I was homeless, helpless, and hopeless. Today, I’m substance free and a college grad who is employed full time as a…

November 12, 1991

Saving the City
Shelters Aren’t A Permanent Solution

New York Newsday | November 12, 1991

By Ellen Baxter

Mayor Dinkins’ new proposal to scatter 35 specialized shelters throughout the city for $250 million is bad news for everyone. The furious opposition of elected officials and neighbors of the proposed…

October 26, 1991

In Our Backyard

New York Times | October 26, 1991

By Anna Quindlen

Whenever anyone comes up with a plan to house the homeless, the response is predictable: NIMBY! NIMBY! NIMBY! NIMBY! That’s short for Not In My Backyard. It’s become America’s…

January 20, 1991

Housing and Empowerment

Health/PAC Bulletin | Winter 1991

By Ellen Baxter

I am one of a group of people in Upper Manhattan who take over abandoned buildings and convert them into affordable housing for homeless and low-income men and women. To someone who has…

January 1, 1991

To Restore New York City: First, Reclaim the Streets
Billions for the Homeless: Snatched

New York Times | January 1, 1991

As city and state revenues slide, outrage about the homeless mentally ill turns to resignation. It seems inevitable that the shortage of funds for more services will force New York to…