NEW YORK (AP) — Court papers show that New York City taxpayers have paid $200,000 to store the belongings of a homeless woman since 2006.
The New York Post says the city picked up the tab after Andrea Logan lost her Manhattan apartment after a debilitating stroke.READ MORE: Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Children At Bronx Day Care Since 2018 Arrested
The city is required by state law to cover homeless people’s storage expenses.
The Post says Logan’s possessions filled 11 storage units. It wasn’t clear when the city learned of the huge cost of storing the items but refused to pay for all of them last year.
Under a deal reached this year between the city and the state Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, Logan agreed to cut down her belonging to fit three units.READ MORE: Overnight Gun Violence: 3 Men Shot In Queens, Innocent Woman Shot In Brooklyn, NYPD Says
The city declined to comment, citing privacy issues.
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