What Is NYC Doing to Protect the Homeless During COVID-19?

This is one of the worst times to be homeless in New York City. Since the onset of COVID-19, millions of people nationwide have been instructed to retreat to their homes and isolate themselves. In these troubling times, homes have become havens, secure buffer zones that protect us against the transfer of disease.  But some [...]

By | May 18th, 2020|Daniel's Charity Blog, Homelessness|

Will de Blasio’s Plan End Homelessness in NYC?

For most, the turn of the new year brings optimism, excitement, and enthusiasm for the upcoming months. It’s a time to set goals and follow ambitions; to look forward to the future and let go of past concerns in favor of new hope.  Hope, however, is hard to come by when you’re living on the [...]

By | January 27th, 2020|Daniel's Charity Blog, New York City|

Can NYC Use Finland’s Model to Solve Homelessness?

In the past several years, homelessness in New York City has reached its highest levels since the Great Depression of the 1930s. As of June 2019, 60,849 homeless people spend each night in New York City’s municipal shelter system, while thousands more unsheltered homeless people sleep in the streets or other public areas. It’s shocking [...]

By | September 23rd, 2019|Daniel Neiditch, Daniel's Charity Blog, Homelessness, New York City|

Homeless, Hungry, and In College

It’s nice to have a rosy view of the college years--a time of personal growth and learning. Bright-eyed young people are figuring out who they are or want to be in a world full of opportunities. We often imagine that the stress of college life ends at too much homework or roommate drama. However, for [...]

By | September 10th, 2018|Homelessness|

Can Corporate Philanthropy End Homelessness?

Where the public sector falls short, private philanthropy through individual or corporate donors has stepped in to give vital support. In areas like community development, education, and humanitarian aid, corporate philanthropy has demonstrated real value in helping stem the major problems of today. Maybe because it lacks glamor of the arts or the universality of [...]

By | May 1st, 2018|Homelessness|

Homeless Youth – The Invisible Problem

The years between age 18 and 25 are often thought of as the defining times of our lives. These are the years when young people begin to find their place in the world, whether in education, meaningful employment, or starting their own families. Sadly, there’s an overlooked cohort of this age group who are simply [...]

By | January 19th, 2018|Homelessness|

New York’s Homeless Grade Schoolers: a Growing Concern

A mention of New York City’s homeless problem will most likely conjure up an image of a grown man huddled in a corner or sitting on the sidewalk, begging for change. While this may represent the most visually present cohort of the city’s homeless, a disconcertingly fast-growing number of the city’s homeless don’t fit this [...]

By | November 30th, 2017|Homelessness|

An International Look at Fighting Homelessness

This post was originally featured on HuffingtonPost.com We often think of homelessness as a local issue, but it can be easy to forget that just about every country has a homeless problem of its own, with a number of different potential solutions. While serving a homeless population affects localities most immediately, this problem extends into every nation [...]

By | July 24th, 2017|Daniel Neiditch, Homelessness, Philanthropy|

NYC Is Spending $1.2 Billion On Homelessness. So Why Is It Getting Worse?

This post was originally featured on HuffingtonPost.com It’s a little-known fact that the City of New York is legally obliged to provide housing for those without it, but with the explosion in the city’s homeless population, you’d be forgiven for not knowing that. The number of people staying in shelters in New York City has grown by over 10,000 [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Daniel Neiditch, Homelessness, New York City|

5 Troubling Statistics About Homelessness That You Should Know

This post was originally featured on HuffingtonPost.com In general, our country is seeing a decline in homelessness, but it’s still way too early to begin patting ourselves on the back for a job well done. From 2015 to 2016, the homeless population decreased by 3%, although that statistic is complicated by the fact that there [...]

By | May 26th, 2017|Homelessness, New York City, Philanthropy|