Category: Poverty

The homeless magnet: Part 9, Families have to play a role

2 February, 2017 (09:00) | Apartments, de Blasio, Development, Ecosystem, Homelessness, Housing, Incentives, Mobility, New York City, NIMBY, Politics, Poverty, Rental, Vouchers |

  [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and Part 8.]   By: David A. Smith   After eight parts with no answer, we come to life’s full irony:   “By picking you, Steve, I expect NYC Legal Aid to get off my ass” […]

The homeless magnet: Part 8, More than twenty days of school

1 February, 2017 (08:53) | Apartments, de Blasio, Development, Ecosystem, Homelessness, Housing, Incentives, Mobility, New York City, NIMBY, Politics, Poverty, Rental, Vouchers |

[Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, and Part 7.]   By: David A. Smith   Housing in the mist?  Kigali City Hall     Apology for posting delay   Last week I went to Kigali, Rwanda, for several days’ incredibly intensive work with the International […]

The homeless magnet: Part 7, Too much immediatism

24 January, 2017 (09:00) | Apartments, de Blasio, Development, Ecosystem, Homelessness, Housing, Incentives, Mobility, New York City, NIMBY, Politics, Poverty, Rental, Vouchers |

  [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6.]   By: David A. Smith   As we’ve seen in If effort and expostulation translated into action, new York City would have thousands upon thousands of permanent supportive housing apartments for its homeless, but the more one […]

The homeless magnet: Part 6, 563 days for adult families

23 January, 2017 (09:00) | Apartments, de Blasio, Development, Ecosystem, Homelessness, Housing, Incentives, Mobility, New York City, NIMBY, Politics, Poverty, Rental, Vouchers |

  [Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.]   By: David A. Smith Make another joke like that and I’ll show you who’s heartless By now in this extended and slowly-written post, it has become clear that the de Blasio Administration, having decried [A favorite newspaper word, […]

The homeless magnet: Part 5, Typically in isolated areas

18 January, 2017 (08:44) | Apartments, de Blasio, Development, Ecosystem, Homelessness, Housing, Incentives, Mobility, New York City, NIMBY, Politics, Poverty, Rental, Vouchers |

[Continued from the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4.]   By: David A. Smith   In yesterday’s Part 4, I detoured into the demise of a Bloomberg Administration program called Advantage that moved people out of homeless shelters into normal market apartments with a two-year subsidy analogous to Housing Choice Vouchers, […]