NYC Cancels Rent-Subsidy Program; Thousands Of Families Could Flood Shelter System


CBS News carries this story about the impact of a recent court decision sustaining NYC’s ending of it’s Advantage housing subsidy program for formerly homeless families.  As a result, thousands of families who can no longer afford their apartments may flood city DHS shelters.

I first wrote about this happening last Fall in my NY Post OpEd, “Why NYC’s Homeless Policies are a Mess.” The city is now seeking to screen individuals and families that be able to find temporary shelter elsewhere with family and friends. This new policy is also being litigated in state court.

What will be the effect of ending Advantage now that the city is screening which individuals and families get shelter emergency shelter services? Leave your comment below.

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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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One Response to NYC Cancels Rent-Subsidy Program; Thousands Of Families Could Flood Shelter System

  1. Helene Van Clief says:

    I worry about our Veterans…….. it is the President; Secretary of Department
    of Veterans Affairs and the VA with a statement that said they want to end
    homelessness but this will be a big setback. What are veterans with this problem
    going to do? Hope this does not cause an avalanche of problems for Veterans…
    when they be homeless again? Helene Van Clief

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