The bill does not create any new laws but "synthesizes" existing rights.
"Providers are having to deal with these challenging positions that I don't think anybody was prepared or trained to do."
If the city were paying Women In Need the same rate for services and operations at the Fourth Avenue shelters as at its Brownsville sites, it would result in a savings of about $87.6 million.
“If they were building a school we wouldn’t have to rally around it because even if you don’t have kids, it’s generally accepted that schools are necessary for communities,” said Citizen Squirrel organizer Kathy Park Price. “It should be the same for shelters.”
Tempers flared at a community meeting over the opening of the shelter, with residents and elected officials repeatedly berating representatives from the city.
De Blasio will unveil his latest plan for combatting homelessness on Tuesday.
"I think we're seeing a lot more arrests, apprehensions, seizing of illicit things coming into the shelter system."
"This is not a NIMBY conversation," said Councilmember Robert Cornegy.
More than 1,000 rooms are booked each night.
The city's anti-eviction legal team, which currently receives $13.5 million annually and has the capacity to deal with 10,000 cases per year, will receive an additional $12.3 million.
Modeled after a rental assistance program instated for families with children this spring, the Special Exit and Prevention Supplement (SEPS) will provide rental assistance for up to 1,000 New Yorkers seeking permanent housing.
The NYC Department of Investigation released an extremely grim report about the
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