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Mayor Bloomberg Defends City Homeless Shelter Policy

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg is stoutly defending a city policy requiring single adults seeking shelter prove they have no alternative.

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The City Council has sued the mayor over it.

Speaker Christine Quinn calls the policy cruel and punitive.

“All we are trying to do is establish if you have private means, you should do it. If you don’t, this city is willing to reach into its pocket and to make sure that nobody sleeps on the streets. But that doesn’t mean that we’re gonna pay everybody’s rent,” said Bloomberg on Wednesday.

They mayor said the government does not have the money to provide services to people that don’t need them.

Quinn has argued that homeless shelters are so bad that only those with no other option would ever go to one in the first place.

Bloomberg said the lawsuit has not changed his “enormous respect” for Quinn.

What do you think of the policy? Sound off in the comments section below!

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  1. The Realist says:

    Rudy Giuliani once referred to advocates for the homeless as “the poverty industry” – and he was correct!

  2. cary says:

    No more i rest my case Hopefully They have a heart and we all get Eligible and they help us cuz They really cant force us into Other house when they dont want us there It can cause a lot of unnesary Drama…

  3. cary says:

    For Example; They push us into a family member house we go there and ask them to open the door Because the State says Not Law we belong in there and the family Member gets Really upset and takes a Gun out And Shoot them because they didnt want to be bothered with… What will the state say then??

  4. cary says:

    For Example; They push us into a family member house we go there and them to open the door Because the State says Not Law we belong in there and the family Member gets Really upset and takes a Gun out And Shoot them because they didnt want to be bothered with… What will the state say then??

  5. cary says:

    they should have to go through this process for a month they probably wont go through this nonsense Pushing them in Relatives house that dont want them there… You cant force someone in to someone house…

  6. cary says:

    im going to the path again next week to see if they can help me again… Lets see whats happening again I just want a apartment they have a lot of vacancies i see everywhere so they have to fill them up that the least they could do Please help me…

  7. cary says:

    seriously we know they cant pay everyones rent but if NewYork wasnt so damn expensive It would be better come on 1.000 for a studio who and i mean low class family could afford this

  8. cary says:

    I mean i seen so much at Path then we cant bring food in there they give some Nasty Sandwiches like who would eat that… I never touch those brown bag the only thing i ate Seriously was the oranges we were starving I felt bad for the kids Those who are suffering at the path… its sad

  9. cary says:

    Then after the hell we went through they finally place us for a month… Then when we comoftable we get this knock at the door with this letter saying We were ineligible again for some addresse in florida that i have no idea who these people are…?

  10. cary says:

    The cops told us to leave to get off the property so We went bak to The Path they still told us we can go bak… so we did overnight I was hospitalized 5 times for rehydration…

  11. cary says:

    I did Overnight 4 months straight at the path They told us we could go to my Ants house… so we did she didnt answer the door she called the cops We told them We have a paper saying we could stay They laugh at us

  12. cary says:

    I also been to a fair hearing and still got denied 3 times. How would they like it if we were rushed in to their homes to live because the State said We have to go bak there that was our only option them and their stupid Investigations im upset with this… my Aunt has a one bedroom and on section 8 she cant have noone there but the State said i can go there comeon She doesnt want us there whats my option…

  13. cary says:

    I been to path in the bronx and been denied saying i could bunk in with my aunt which is so untrue How are DHS forcing us in to other House its really insane TheY need to sue Mayor Bloomberg for pushing us in to other homes…

  14. Devenio says:

    How does one prove they have no other means? This is crazy. Why would anyone want to go into a homeless shelter if they had another option? This is a heartless way to save a buck.

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