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Criminalizing Homelessness Kills.

It's been a hundred days since William Bratton came back to New York as commissioner of the NYPD, appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Homeless People Need a Municipal ID!!

Picture the Homeless was excited to join Council Members and allies in a massive rally on the steps of City Hall today, support the creation of a "Municipal ID" program that would help homeless people, undocumented immigrants, young people, and many other communities who have to deal with a whole lot of unnecessary stress and drama because they don't have a government-issued photo ID.

Ask a Homeless Person: What lessons should New York City learn from the death of Jerome Murdough?

Last month a homeless veteran died in a cell on Rikers Island, "baked to death," according to prison officials speaking on condition of anonymity.

"People's Eyes Are Open" - Announcing our Homeless Outreach Team!

When we learned that William Bratton would be returning to New York City as our police commissioner, we knew tough times were ahead for homeless people.

PTH IS HIRING! Seeking an Experienced Senior Organizer

Picture the Homeless is hiring! If you or someone you know is (a) an excellent experienced community organizer and (b) unemployed or unhappily employed, please consider applying! We're especially eager for resumes from organizers with personal experience of homelessness...

 

Ask a Homeless Person: Why do you think the MTA & NYPD backed down from their plan to sweep homeless people out of the subways?

Last week, we asked members of our Civil Rights Campaign why they think the MTA & NYPD backed down from their plan to sweep homeless people off the subways at 3 in the morning. Here's some of what they had to say...
 
 
Because Picture the Homeless did hard work on phone banking and email etc to elected officials, faith groups, grassroots allies, etc, and because of the press conference we did with the support of our various allies!

An Open Letter to NYPD Commissioner William Bratton

An Open Letter to New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton
Delivered 3/20/2014 at a Press Conference Outside NYPD HQ
 

Dear Commissioner Bratton;

Testimony of Kendall Jackman at the City Council's Oversight Hearing on Vacant Properties

Last week, Picture the Homeless was invited to give testimony at a hearing of the City Council's Housing & Buildings Committee, on the subject of vacant properties. Considering that this was something we've been asking for since 2007 (and that we had been unconstitutionally banned from attending public meetings of the Council because we demanded a hearing on the subject), it was a pretty proud moment for our organization.

Testimony of Sam Miller at the City Council's Oversight Hearing on Vacant Properties

Last week, Picture the Homeless was invited to give testimony at a hearing of the City Council's Housing & Buildings Committee, on the subject of vacant properties. Considering that this was something we've been asking for since 2007 (and that we had been unconstitutionally banned from attending public meetings of the Council because we demanded a hearing on the subject), it was a pretty proud moment for our organization.

Testimony of Danielle Stelluto at the New York City Council's Oversight Hearing on Family Shelters

Last week, the New York City Council's General Welfare Committee held an oversight hearing on family shelters. While many hard-working advocates and allies testified, only one person had personally experienced life in a shelter - our own phenomenal Danielle Stelluto.

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