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 [...]

NYC’s Newest Homeless Numbers and What They Mean

This post was originally featured on HuffingtonPost.com It might not come as a surprise, but it’s deeply troubling nonetheless. Our city’s recent push towards a more comprehensive assessment of the homeless population has provided the latest set of results and they are far from positive. The survey from the Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) has the [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|Daniel Neiditch, Homelessness, New York City|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

How Bad is Homelessness in America, Really?

The GDP of America is an astronomical $18 trillion. To put it in perspective, if California seceded from the United States, it would have the eighth largest GDP of all the countries in the world (just beating out Italy). When you start to consider just how much money exists in America, it makes the fact [...]

The Cost of ‘Sheltering’ The Homeless May Be Too High

A question I hear a lot when I’m talking about homelessness in New York, is: “why don’t the homeless just stay in shelters?” It is more complex than many New Yorkers imagine–both the problems and the purported solutions. For me, the more important question is: ‘why shelters at all?’ As someone who has spent a [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Daniel Neiditch, Homelessness, New York City|Comments Off on The Cost of ‘Sheltering’ The Homeless May Be Too High

6 Ways to Pay it Forward in Your New York Community

This post was originally featured on HuffingtonPost.com There’s no place on Earth quite like New York City. Its energy and opportunity attract millions of people who want to be part of the Big Apple, and to those millions, the city gives so much. Actors, artists, businessmen, and professionals all benefit from everything New York has [...]

By | January 25th, 2017|New York City, Philanthropy|Comments Off on 6 Ways to Pay it Forward in Your New York Community

Study: New Yorkers Are Roughly 1 Paycheck Away From Homelessness

New York City is famous the world over for its glitz and glamour, featured in all sorts of popular entertainment from movies to television shows. Yet not all that glitters is gold. Life in paradise is much harder than one may think. In fact, many New Yorkers are one paycheck away from homelessness, forced into a monthly catch-22--a cycle causing of perpetual anxiety.

By | December 20th, 2016|Charity Work, Daniel Neiditch, Daniel's Charity Blog, Homelessness, National, National Charities, New York City, Philanthropy|Comments Off on Study: New Yorkers Are Roughly 1 Paycheck Away From Homelessness

For Landlords With Subsidized Units in NYC — Hindsight is 80/20

As a real estate developer and a volunteer EMT, I see things other developers don’t get to see: that the homeless people dying in the streets aren’t invisible. To me, the homeless aren’t a “problem”, they’re a product of a bigger issue, one that NYC hasn’t begun to figure out how to solve. Because New [...]

By | November 13th, 2016|Daniel Neiditch, Homelessness, National, New York City, Philanthropy|Comments Off on For Landlords With Subsidized Units in NYC — Hindsight is 80/20

Preparing Homeless Children to Return to School

NYC Public School kids return to their classrooms on September 8. Generally, back to school time is filled with both sadness of summer coming to an end, and excitement regarding the start of a new chapter and connecting with friends. Yet for some of New York’s most vulnerable groups, those living with extreme poverty, returning [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Charity Work, Children, Homelessness, National, National Charities, New York City, Philanthropy, Volunteering|Comments Off on Preparing Homeless Children to Return to School