Section: Down and Out With No Place To Go, New York City's Homeless
 

Directory: New York City History

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Special Mention "Once Upon A Time, Home Sweet Home by Miriam Medina "is a narration on New York City's Street Homelessness, past and present.


Section:

PAST HOMELESSNESS: 1800s-1900s



Sub Section: The Homeless; Men, Women and Children


Article Name: A New Charity: Homeless Men and Women                                             Posted 5/25/07
Article Name: Beggars in New York City 1868                                                               Posted 5/25/07
Article Name: Homeless Ones Aided by Kind Policemen 1901                                       Posted 5/25/07
Article Name: Little Vagabonds 1870                                                                             Posted 5/25/07
Article Name: Lodging Homeless Men 1896                                                                   Posted 5/25/07
Article Name: Our City Vagrants 1874                                                                           Posted 5/25/07
Article Name: Paying Social Debts 1893                                                                        Posted 5/25/07
Article Name: President Guggenheimer On Homeless Children 1900                            Posted 5/25/07
Article Name: Street Children 1872                                                                                Posted 5/25/07
Article Name: The Homeless Poor of New York City                                                     Posted 5/25/07
Article Name: The Newsboy                                                                                          Posted 5/26/07
Article Name: The Street Boys 1868                                                                              Posted 5/26/07
Article Name: The Tramp 1868                                                                                       Posted 5/26/07
Article Name: Dependent Children 1898                                                                         Posted 5/26/07
Article Name: Homeless Tid-bits of the 1800s.                                                               Posted 5/26/07

Sub Section: Poverty As A Primary Cause For Homelessness in the City of New York


Article Name: Five Points Neighborhood Part I
Article Name: Five Points Neighborhood Part II
Article Name: The Poor of New York 1868                                                                    Posted 5/26/07
Article Name: Poverty and Hunger 1897                                                                        Posted 5/26/07
Article Name: Starved and Neglected: Child Abuse  1896
Article Name: Pauperism 1871                                                                                       Posted 6/01/07
Article Name: The City's Health: A Crowded, Vicious and Unhealthy Place 1869    
Article Name: Cold Weather Causes Distress Among the Poor                                     Posted 5/27/07
Article Name: Sanitary Sketches of the Hotbed of Diseases 1873     
Web Link: Pauperism
Web Link: How the Other Half Lives- Hypertext Edition
Web Link: The Battle With The Slum by Jacob A. Riis (online book)
Web Link: City Life in the 1800s


Sub Section: A Visual Look At Poverty In Early Tenement Living (From the Lewis Hines and Jacob Riis Photo Collection


Web Link: Poor Home New York City Tenement
Web Link: Negro Family, Tenement Living Photo
Web Link: Women Rag Pickers-1915
Web Link: Room In A Tenement 1910  (J.R.)
Web Link: Jersey Street Tenements   (J.R.)
Web Link: In the Home of An Italian Rag Picker, Jersey Street    (J.R.)
Web Link: Lodgers in a Crowded Bayard Street Tenement   (J.R.)
Web Link: A flat in the pauper barracks, West 38 St., with all its furniture  (J.R.)
Web Link: Under the dump, Rivington Street, about 1890   (J.R.)
Web Link: Sabbath Eve in a coal cellar, Ludlow Street, early 1890s  (J.R.)
Web Link: The man slept in this cellar for four years, about 1890  (J.R.)
Web Link: Street Arabs in night quarters  (J.R.)
Web Link: In poverty Gap, West 28 Street: an English coal-heaver's home  (J.R.)
Web Link: The Tramp [in a Mulberry Street yard]  (J.R.)
Web Link: Bunks in a seven-cent lodging-house, Pell Street  (J.R.)

Sub Section: Eviction As A Cause For Homelessness in the City of New York


Article Name: Large Number of Families Evicted 1893                                                                   Posted 5/30/07
Article Name: The Evicted Squatters of New York
Web Link: Rent Regulation In New York City: Background (As far back as the early 1800's the average resident in the city found the available housing to be unsafe, unsanitary, overcrowded, and overpriced. The New York City rents far exceeded the levels that prevailed in other cities in the northeast.


Sub Section: Financial Crashes and Reverse of Fortunes As A Cause For Homelessness in the City of New York


Article Name: Panics, Depressions and Economic Crisis Prior to 1930
Article Name: The Panic of 1819
Article Name: Panic and Depression 1832
Article Name: Panic and Depression 1836
Article Name: The Panic of 1837
Article Name: Six Year Depression 1837-1843
Article Name: The Panic of 1857
Article Name: Panic and Depression 1869-1871
Article Name: The Panic of 1873
Article Name: The Panic of 1893-Financial World
Article Name: The Panic of 1901: Market Fails, Panic Reigns-Part I
Article Name: The Panic of 1901: Market Fails, Panic Reigns-Part II
Article Name: The Panic of 1901-At The Stock Exchange
Article Name: The Panic and Depression of 1929
Article Name: Brief Financial Notes Based on 1875-1907
Article Name: A Shock To Wall Street 1885 Part I
Article Name: A Shock To Wall Street 1885 Part II
Article Name: Stock Swindles
Article Name: Speculation In Stocks
Article Name: How Shrewd Men Are Ruined 1869
Article Name: Life's Vicissitudes- A Reverse of Fortune (Victorian America)


Sub Section: Disasters: From Natural and Man-Made Causes Contribute to Homelessness


Article Name: 200 People Made Homeless By Fire 1896                                                Posted 5/25/07
Article Name: Fierce Tropical Simoon Sweeps Over The City 1898
Article Name: Fierce Ridgewood Fire Makes Many Homeless
Article Name: Big Fire in Greenpoint : Fifty Families Left Homeless 1899                       Posted 5/28/07
Article Name: Big Fire in Brownsville: Dozen Families Homeless                                    Posted 5/28/07
Article Name: Burned Out: Seventy Families Rendered Homeless
Web Link: The Great Fire of 1835 In New York City Part I
Web Link: The Great Fire of 1835 In New York City Part II
Web Link: The Great Fire of 1835 In New York City Part III
Web Link: The Great Fire of 1835 In New York City Part IV


Sub Section: The Consequences of  Homelessness in the City of New York


Article Name: Crime Board Tells How Boy Gangs Rise In New York Slums
Article Name: The Social Evil In New York City Pre: 1868  
Article Name: The Vice of Prostitution Pre-1885
Article Name: Drunkenness 1872
Article Name: Concert Saloons and Waiter Girls
Article Name: The Dance Houses
Article Name: The Thieves Of New York City 1868
Article Name: New York City's Reformatories 1868
Article Name: A Tour of the Tombs: A New York City Prison     
Article Name: Struggles Of The Poor Working Girls 1868
Web Link: "Three Little Boys in Prison" by Charles Holden, describes the confinement of three boys aged 10 to 12, in a jail with adults -- a reminder of conditions legislated against later in the century. 1844
Web Link: Maggie A Girl of the Streets by Stephan Crane (She had tramped the streets for weeks on her weary errand, and the only living wages that were offered her were the wages of sin.)


Sub Section: The Abandoned and Homeless Child's Fate  (Many were placed in orphanages and institutions)


Article Name: Abandoned Two Children 1897                                                                                   Posted 5/28/07
Web Link: New York, 1900: Census Citations for Orphan Listings
Web Link: The History of Orphanages
Web Link: The Rise and Demise of the American Orphanage
Web Link: The Fairview Home For Friendless Children of Watervliet, New York
Web Link: Jewish Orphanages in the United States
Web Link: Orphanages: United States


Sub Section: The Orphan Train Movement (The Orphan Trains project was the result of a plan that would "take the orphans from the street, sending them west on trains and placing them out to families at the various stops along the way who were willing to adopt them.)


Web Link: A History of the Orphan Trains
Web Link: Kansas Orphan Train "Time-Line"
Web Link: The Cawker City Ledger, 14 April 1886:  Arrival at Cawker: the arrival described.
Web Link: The Columbus Star-Courier, 21 June 1894:  Arrival in Columbus: the arrival described.
Web Link: The Oskaloosa, Kansas Independent, 20 January 1911:  Arrival at Oskaloosa: another explanation of how placements are made and monitored.
Web Link: Indenture/Adoption Forms
Web Link: A Partial List of Institutions that Orphan Train Children came From
Web Link: Index of Children Who Rode The Orphan Trains to Kansas
Web Link: Orphan Trains: The Basics
Web Link: Orphan Train Riders History
Web Link: The American Experience: The Orphan Trains
Web Link: The Orphan Train Resources
Web Link: Orphan Trains: A Brief Description
Web Link: Orphan Trains: Iowa


Sub Section: Charitable Institutions and Organizations of The City of New York


Article Name: Alms-House Department 1851                                                                   Posted 5/26/07
Article Name: Asylums Of New York City 1851                                                               Posted 5/27/07
Article Name: Benevolent and Charitable Institutions 1872                                              Posted 5/27/07
Article Name: Organization For The Poor 1851                                                                Posted 5/27/07
Article Name: New York Charity Institutions Part I                                                           Posted 6/01/07
Article Name: New York Charity Institutions Part II
Article Name: New York Charity Institutions Part III
Article Name: New York Charity Institutions Part IV
Article Name: New York Charity Institutions Part V
Article Name: Brooklyn's St. Giles Home 1893                                                                 Posted 5/28/07
Article Name: An Old and Progressive Hebrew Charitable order: Free Sons Of Israel   Posted 5/28/07
Article Name: Brooklyn's Charitable Organizations                                                          Posted 5/27/07
Article Name: New York Foundlings                                                                                Posted 5/27/07
Article Name: Ways In Which The Poor Of New York City Are Assisted                        Posted 5/27/07
Article Name: Hotel For The Homeless 1896                                                                    Posted 5/27/07
Web Link: The Children's Aid Society
Web Link: Belleview South Park
Web Link: Blackwell's Island  Prison & Workhouse
Web Link: First New York Poorhouse, 1734
Web Link: Alms House Buildings, Blackwells Island
Web Link: The Nurseries on Randall's Island
Web Link: The History of New York Foundling
Web Link: 1880 U.S. Federal Census new York Juvenile Aslylum
Web Link: History of the Institutions: Historical Timeline
Web Link: The Poorhouse Story
Web Link: Poorhouses in New York
Web Link: History of the 19th Century American Poorhouses
Web Link: Erie Poorhouse History
Web Link: Long island Asylums


Section: MODERN HOMELESSNESS 2007


Sub Section: Who Are The Street Homeless People?


Web Link: Profile of New York City's Street Homeless Population
Web Link: Portraits of Homeless Men
Web Link: Real Life Stories of Runaways
Web Link: The Young and the Homeless: Teens Face Hard Choices, Living in Cars and Couch-surfing with Friends
Web Link: Homeless Young Adults Ages: 18-24
Web Link: Step Parenting an Out of Control Teen
Web Link: Why Teens Runaway and What To Do If Yours Does.
Web Link: Understanding and Preventing Teenage Runaways
Web Link: When Your Child is Missing: A Family Survival Guide  e-book
Web Link:

Enabling and Detachment, Part One (The importance of knowing the difference between helping and enabling and the necessity of detaching ourselves from the emotional turmoil surrounding the behaviors of our troubled teens.

Web Link: Enabling and Detachment, Part Two (Detaching yourself from emotional reactions to your teen's behavior choices and allowing them to learn from consequences.


Sub Section:
Hate Crimes and Violence Against People Experiencing Homelessness


Web Link: The War Against The Homeless: Unimaginable Cruelties
Web Link: Alarming Rise in Hate Crimes Against Homeless People in United States
Web Link: A Lonely Death Behind a Berkeley Dumpster
Web Link: Pair Face Up To 15 Years For Homeless Woman's Death
Web Link: Memorial To Mary Who Died On The Street
Web Link: Epidemic of Hate Crimes Against Homeless People
Web Link: Teen "Sport Killings" of Homeless On The Rise
Web Link: Top 20 'Mean Cities' Toward the Homeless
Web Link: Three Charged With Murder in Homeless Beating
Web Link: Florida Teens Surrender in Homeless Beatings
Web Link: Witness For Justice: Violence Against The Homeless
Web Link: Hate, Violence, and Death on Main Street USA: A Report on Hate Crimes And Violence Against People Experiencing Homelessness, 2002
Web Link: Hate, Violence, and Death on Main Street USA: A Report on Hate Crimes And Violence Against People Experiencing Homelessness, 2003
Web Link: Hate, Violence, and Death on Main Street USA: A Report on Hate Crimes And Violence Against People Experiencing Homelessness, 2004
Web Link: Hate, Violence, and Death on Main Street USA: A Report on Hate Crimes And Violence Against People Experiencing Homelessness, 2005
Web Link: Hate, Violence, and Death on Main Street USA: A Report on Hate Crimes And Violence Against People Experiencing Homelessness, 2006


Sub Section: State, National Organizations, and Outreach Services to Help the Homeless Population


Web Link: The New York City Department of Homeless Services
Web Link: National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness (This site is from the United States and is concerned with homeless people with mental health problems.
Web Link: Directory of Local Homeless Service Organizations
Web Link: Coalition For The Homeless
Web Link: National Center for Children In Poverty
Web Link: Northeast Parent & Child Society: History
Web Link: The National Alliance to End Homelessness
Web Link: The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
Web Link: National Center for Homeless Education
Web Link: Homelessness: HUD
Web Link: National Center on Family Homelessness
Web Link: The Future of Children
Web Link: New York City Rescue Mission
Web Link: Covenant House
Web Link: Urban Pathways For Homeless New Yorkers
Web Link: City Harvest
Web Link: Volunteers Of America, Greater New York
Web Link: The Bowery Mission


Sub Section: Legal Rights and Laws Regarding Homeless People


Web Link: Lessons From The Provision of Legal Services to People Experiencing Homelessness in the United States
Web Link: Commission On Homelessness & Poverty: American Bar Association
Web Link: The National Lawyer Center on Homelessness & Poverty
Web Link: New York City and Homeless Advocacy Group Reach Legal Settlement on Police Policies'
Web Link: The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
Web Link: The Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987
Web Link: The Twentieth Anniversary of the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act:
Web Link: Federal Protections for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
Web Link: NYCLU Hails Decision by Federal Court Recognizing Right of Church to Allow Homeless to Sleep on Church Property
Web Link: NYCLU and Picture the Homeless Sue to Stop NYPD Initiative Targeting The Homeless for Arrest
Web Link: Legal Remedies to Address Discrimination Against people Who are Homeless and Have mental Illnesses
Web Link: Housing Justice: Gay Youths Find Place To Call Home in Specialty Shelters


Sub Section: Helpful Sites With Information Relating to the Homeless & Impoverished


Web Link: The History of Homelessness
Web Link: Homeless Counts In Major U.S. Cities and Counties
Web Link: Facts About Homelessness
Web Link: Factors Contributing to Homelessness
Web Link: Statistics For Homeless In NYC
Web Link: Why is Anyone Homeless in the United States?
Web Link: Homeless Women's Network "Dedicated to empowering women & youth to overcome the limitations of homelessness and poverty."
Web Link: Illegal To Be Homeless: The Criminalization of Homelessness in the United States
Web Link: Words on the Street: Homeless People's Newspapers by Chris Dodge
Web Link: Institute for the Study of Homelessness and Poverty: (This Institute is a project of the Weingart Center and serves as a non-profit research organization. The Weingart Center is the largest homeless service organization in Los Angeles.
Web Link: Interagency Council on Homelessness: (This agency was established by the United States Congress in 1987 "with the passage of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act. The Council is responsible
for providing Federal leadership for activities to assist homeless families.)
Web Link: Preventing Homelessness Among People leaving Prison: (This publication by the Vera Institute of Justice [q.v.] in the USA is part of their Issues in Brief series and discusses the problem of homelessness when people leave prison. Both policy makers and practitioners want there to be an improvement in the transition from prison to home for ex-offenders. This paper highlights the problems and provides information on local initiatives in the United States that attempt to address them.
Web Link: Giving numbers A Name: Potter's Field on Hart Island


Sub Section: Success Stories  of Men and Women Who Overcame Homelessness


Web Link: Brandywine Counseling: Success Stories
Web Link: Project Renewal Success Stories
Web Link: Noted Individuals Who Have Experienced Homelessness
Web Link: The Bowery Mission Success Stories

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The NLCHP  was established in June 1989 by attorney Maria Foscarinis. It is the only national legal advocacy organization solely dedicated to ending and preventing homelessness. Through impact litigation, policy advocacy, and public education the organization addresses the root causes of homelessness at the local, state, and national levels.

 
 

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