Advocacy and direct services organization dedicated to the principle that decent shelter, sufficient food, affordable housing and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society. The Advocacy Department works through litigation, research, and public education to promote long-term solutions to modern homelessness. Clearinghouse for research and information about homelessness and housing in New York City. Monitors municipal shelters for homeless adults pursuant to court consent decree. Please visit website for research reports, data on homelessness, and information on advocacy campaigns.