Exit Unknown: Where Do People Go After Leaving NYC Homeless Shelters?

2024-05-20T12:09:12-04:00May 14th, 2024|

City Limits

"Housing specialists, or staff that help shelter residents apply for housing, can also be hard to get in touch with, advocates say. “[Shelter residents] don't feel like they're getting the help they need for housing and so they just get up and leave,” said Safety Net Project’s Frazier."

Fewest Shelter Residents Moving into NYCHA Buildings in 10 Years While Vacancies Soar

2024-05-06T12:03:48-04:00May 3rd, 2024|


"Marika Dias, managing director for the Safety Net Project, a homeless advocacy group, said decades of disinvestment in public housing and NYCHA’s systemic failure to secure basic repairs for existing tenants and fix empty apartments are at the root of the problem."

SNP Files Amicus Brief in Support of the Rights of the Homeless in Landmark Supreme Court Case

2024-04-15T15:23:27-04:00April 15th, 2024|

SNP Joins Faith-Based Organizations, Medical Professionals, Legal Experts, Academic Leaders, Advocates, & Members of Congress to Urge an End to the Criminalization of Homelessness.

Right To Shelter Settlement Enforces Unequal System, Critics Say

2024-03-25T15:53:29-04:00March 19th, 2024|

City Limits

"[Marika] Dias, of the Safety Net Project, added that while shelter screening is nothing new, she sees a “categorical difference” in the establishment of a system that sorts people based on their national origin and time of arrival in New York."

‘Separate But Unequal System’. Some Homeless Advocates Criticize Changes To NYC’s Right To Shelter

2024-03-25T15:56:43-04:00March 18th, 2024|


"In a phone interview, Marika Dias, an attorney who is the managing director of the Safety Net Project, said the settlement agreement effectively creates a “separate but unequal system” that is unavoidably tied to race."

NYC Subway Safety Plan Targeting The Homeless Shows Hints Of Promise But Significant Problems

2024-03-11T12:40:25-04:00March 9th, 2024|

NY Daily News

"The vast majority of homeless people's interactions with outreach teams don’t result in transport to shelter, according to NYPD data obtained via a Freedom of Information request by the Urban Justice Center’s Safety Net Project."

City Hall Announces Near-Elimination Of Benefits Case Backlog As Challenges Persist

2024-03-11T12:38:32-04:00March 4th, 2024|

City Limits

“Across the board we’ve been continuing to see people having significant issues with the process in general, in terms of being able to complete interviews, [and] being able to get their recertifications processed,” said Helen Strom, benefits and homeless advocacy director at the Safety Net Project."