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Forgotten Families: Record Number Of Arrests Connected To Housing Scheme Uncovered By CBS2There is a record number of arrests in a housing scheme connected to CBS2's award-winning investigation that uncovered New York City paying bad landlords in New Jersey to take in homeless families, CBS2's Lisa Rozner reported Thursday.
Forgotten Families: Family Living In Shelter Says City Staff Dropped The Ball When They Tried To Move Before Peak Of Coronavirus PandemicThe lease was signed March 16. Two months later -- nothing.
Forgotten Families: Jersey City Mayor Says New York, NJ Cities Are In Settlement Talks For SOTA LawsuitJersey City Mayor Steven Fulop says it will mean New York City has to come up with money to compensate New Jersey for taking in the homeless people.
Forgotten Families: City Of Elizabeth Files Lawsuit Against New York City Over SOTA Homeless ProgramThe city of Elizabeth and Union County have filed a lawsuit against New York City seeking to stop the Special One Time assistance Program, also known as SOTA.
Forgotten Families: In Major Change, DHS Will No Longer Pay Landlords 1 Year's Rent Up Front To House HomelessIt comes nearly a year after CBS2 first began demanding answers, finding some New Yorkers living in deplorable conditions. Now we've gotten action. 
Forgotten Families: Jersey City Joins Newark's SOTA LawsuitJersey City says it has nearly 200 families in SOTA homes.
Forgotten Families: Jersey City To Join Newark's Lawsuit Over SOTA ProgramCBS2 has been demanding answers for the past year and found several families were set to live in uninhabitable conditions.
Forgotten Families: NYC Files Countersuit Against Newark Over SOTA ProgramNew York lawyers say 34 families were planning to move to New Jersey's largest city and now they can't.
Forgotten Families: NYC Plans To Counter-Sue Newark Over Local Law Stopping Controversial Homeless Relocation ProgramNew York City Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks says the city plans to counter-sue Newark, over its recent ordinance that prohibits landlords from accepting a year's worth of rent up front.
Forgotten Families: Westchester Cities Join Fight To End NYC's SOTA Program, Demanding Records On Relocated HomelessA Westchester county city is now considering legal action days after New Jersey's largest city was able to cut a deal with the de Blasio administration.
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. 

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