Forgotten Families: After NYC-Newark Deal, Other Cities Seek To End SOTA & Sen. Booker Weighs InA controversial New York City program has been put on hold and it's sending shock waves throughout the region and even in the country.
Forgotten Families: NYC Will Temporarily Stop Sending SOTA Recipients To NewarkFor nearly a year, CBS2 has uncovered the Forgotten Families placed in deplorable homes across the river after New York City paid landlords one year's rent upfront.
Forgotten Families: Mayor Baraka Weighs In On Newark's Lawsuit Against NYCOn Sunday, the mayor of Newark commented for the first time since the city filed a lawsuit against New York City to end the Special One-Time Assistance or SOTA program.
Forgotten Families: Elizabeth's Mayor Asks To Join Newark's Lawsuit Against NYC Over SOTA ProgramElizabeth's mayor is moving to join Newark’s federal lawsuit against New York City over the controversial Special One-Time Assistance (SOTA) program.
Forgotten Families: Department Of Investigation Finds 'Multiple Flaws' With SOTA ProgramSOTA, which stands for Special One Time Assistance, relocated families from the city’s shelter system to apartments outside the five boroughs.
Forgotten Families: Instead Of Faulting Flawed Program, De Blasio Slams Newark For Suing NYCThe fiery comments come even as his own Department of Investigation issues a blistering report about how the city treated the forgotten families CBS2 has been reporting on for nearly a year.
Forgotten Families: Elizabeth May Join Newark's Lawsuit Against NYC Over SOTA ProgramThe mayor of Elizabeth said he’s strongly considering it after nearly 50 homeless families were relocated there.
Controversial SOTA Program Exporting Homeless Families From NYC To Newark Leads To LawsuitFor nearly a year, CBS2 has been covering the Forgotten Families who say they were pressured by New York City to leave and move into unlivable homes.
Newark Lawsuit Demands NYC Stop Relocating Forgotten FamiliesThe New Jersey city is taking action to stop the program from moving any more homeless families into places where many have suffered at the neglect of their new landlords.
More NJ Towns Taking Action In Response To NYC Program Relocating Forgotten FamiliesThe mayors of four New Jersey municipalities are making governments like New York City notify them when families are moved there.
Newark Passes Ordinance That Targets Forgotten Families LandlordsA New Jersey municipality has taken action that will make it harder for New York City to relocate homeless families there.
Months Later, Some Forgotten Families Still Find Themselves In Unlivable ConditionsIt seems some of the forgotten families CBS2 told you about earlier this year are still being forgotten.
Forgotten Families Landlord That Ran From CBS2 Pleads Guilty In East Orange CourtroomThere has been a major development in CBS2's forgotten families series.
Notorious Landlord Skips Court Hearing As Forgotten Families Still Seek Justice In New York's SOTA ScandalNow, the courts are holding these landlords accountable. One of those notorious landlords was expected in court Wednesday, but Sean Young was a no-show.
How Can New York's SOTA Program For Homeless Families Be Fixed?Mark Peters talks about issues in fixing New York City's program to help homeless families after several were placed in uninhabitable homes.
Another 'Forgotten Families' Landlord Faces JudgeSean Richway, of Maryland, was forced to show up in court on a $50,000 bench warrant.
Forgotten Families: Occupants Of Dilapidated Homes Confront DHS CommissionerThe commissioner for the Department of Homeless Services was grilled by the City Council Monday. For the first time, he was also confronted by the very families who say his agency failed them.
Department Of Homeless Services Commissioner Grilled Over Forgotten Families By City Council And CBS2The head of New York City's Department of Homeless Services was on the hot seat Monday.
'Forgotten Families' Landlord Avoids Tenants During Court AppearanceA New Jersey landlord accused of housing New York City homeless families in dilapidated conditions returned to court Wednesday.
CBS2 On Hand As Embattled Forgotten Families Landlord, Displaced Tenant Meet Face To FaceFor months, CBS2 has been investigating a New York City program intended to help homeless families. But instead, those families have ended up worse off.
'Forgotten Families' Landlord Back In CourtCBS2's Lisa Rozner again confronted one landlord accused of renting some of the properties that also had rodents and holes in the walls.
'Not Clear What Planet The City Is Living On': Outrage Grows Over Mismanaged Money Used In Homeless Assistance ProgramThe city's handed over hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars to private landlords upfront, and they can't say for certain if that money will ever be recouped.
CBS2's Lisa Rozner Demands Answers From 'Forgotten Families' LandlordReporter Lisa Rozner caught up with landlord Sean Young outside court Wednesday in East Orange.
Reporter Ali Bauman Talks On Plight Of 'Forgotten Families' Caught In DHS ProgramCBS2 has been investigating working parents who were moved out of shelters by the Department of Homeless Services into squalid, uninhabitable homes in New Jersey.
For New York City's Forgotten Families, 'This System Never Fails At Failing'Since January, CBS2 has been showing stories of working parents who were moved out of shelters by the Department of Homeless Services into squalid, uninhabitable homes in New Jersey.
DHS Was Put On Notice About Deplorable Living Conditions In SOTA Program More Than A Year AgoCBS2 has discovered that for 10 months, officials knew they were sentencing vulnerable homeless families to live in hellholes, and did nothing.
DHS Chief On What's Being Done To Help Families Living In Squalid Conditions As Part Of SOTA ProgramCBS2 has reported on seven families who say the city moved them out of shelters to broken down homes in New Jersey.
What Rights Do Homeless Tenants Have In NYC?Kathryn Kliff, a staff attorney for The Legal Aid Society, talks about how some families have had to approach legal aid for help.
Expert: NYC Spending $50 Million To Put Homeless Families Into Unlivable ConditionsWith 3,000 families in the system at an estimated $17,000 per lease, taxpayers could be funding more than $50 million for the one-time assistance program.
Mother Of 3 Says DHS Pressured Her Into Signing City-Sponsored Lease At Dilapidated Home In NewarkFor Sophie Gurley the city program offering to get her family out of the shelter seemed like a dream come true, but that dream quickly turned into a nightmare.