Right to Adequate Emergency Shelter for Homeless Single Women

Eldredge v. Koch,
41494/82 (Sup. Co. N.Y. Co.) 

Nature of Claims: Plaintiffs allege that homeless single women are constitutionally entitled to emergency shelter equivalent to that provided for homeless single men.

Background: The Appellate Division has held that the City is constitutionally required to provide shelter for homeless women as it does for homeless men. Eldredge v Koch, 98 AD2d 675 (1st Dep’t 1983). For additional information, see Callahan v. Carey .

Related Action: Callahan v. Carey

No. Persons Affected: Approximately 1,913 homeless single women currently reside in municipal shelters in New York City

Reported Decisions: Eldredge v Koch, 118 Misc. 2d 163, 495 N.Y.S.2d 960 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. 1983); Eldredge v. Koch, 98 A.D.2d 675, 469 N.Y.S.2d 744 (1st Dep’t 1983)