Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plans for the city’s homeless program has one homeless advocate encouraged.
An advocacy group for the homeless has disputed Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s defense of his policies on homelessness as he kicked off his farewell tour on Tuesday.
The Coalition for the Homeless says that the mayor’s approach relies on short-term emergency solutions at the expense of long-term federally funded options, such as housing programs that have shown promise in the past.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says New York City has made its homeless shelters so “much more pleasurable” that there’s less pressure for people to leave.
Tuesday’s decision in Manhattan’s State Supreme court is in response to a proposal that would have required people to show they’re truly homeless, with documents if possible.
The city announced its decision to cancel the Advantage rent-subsidy program in March after it lost state and federal funding.
The policy would require single adults looking for shelter to prove they have nowhere else to go.