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Daily News: NYPD using data-driven tactics to tackle homeless crisis

NYPD using data-driven tactics to tackle homeless crisis Thomas Tracy , Erin Durkin , Jennifer Fermino | September 14, 2015 Operation “Bum-Stat” is in full effect. The NYPD is mining some of the data-driven tactics it used to bring down crime in the late 1990s and applying them to the homeless crisis, multiple sources tell […]

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POLITICO New York: Bill would mandate rehab for addicts given Narcan

Bill would mandate rehab for addicts given Narcan Josefa Velasquez | September 8, 2015 ALBANY — With the growing availability of an overdose-reversing drug for heroin addicts, a state senator from Western New York wants to require anyone who’s given the drug to enter rehab. The proposal prompted criticism from a public health official and […]

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Mayor Blames NYC Homelessness on the Economy Andrew Siff | September 1, 2015 Mayor de Blasio says many of the city’s homeless simply can’t afford the cost of living in New York City. He says the problem for many is economic. The mayor spoke on the topic Tuesday on WYNC radio’s “The Brian Lehrer Show.” […]

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Gothamist: De Blasio Wrestles With NYC Homeless Crisis Following Deputy Mayor’s Departure

De Blasio Wrestles With NYC Homeless Crisis Following Deputy Mayor’s Departure Laura Evans | September 1, 2015 Mayor Bill de Blasio announced yesterday that Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, the deputy mayor for health and human services, will step down at the end of September. The news coincides with increased attention to the city’s expanding homeless population, but […]

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