Human Resources Commissioner Steven Banks Talks To CBS2 About NYC's Plan To Get Homeless Off SubwaysWith transit crime on the rise and service returning 24/7, New York City is mounting a new and concerted effort to get the homeless off the subway, flooding three key locations with extra outreach workers.
Homeless Services Head Steven Banks Defends NYC's Process Of Getting Vulnerable People Off The StreetsMayor Bill de Blasio's point man on the city's homeless services on Monday defended the agency's work trying to get vulnerable people off the streets.
Point Of View: New York City's Social Services Commissioner Steven BanksHead of Social Services in New York Steven Banks and Mayor Bill de Blasio rolled out a bold plan to get the homeless off the streets in five years.
Forgotten Families: City Won't Discipline Anyone For Putting Homeless Into Unlivable HomesThe head of homeless services says no one will pay the price after the city's independent watchdog issued a scathing report about the homeless relocation program.
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.
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.
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.
After More Families Say They Were Abandoned In NJ, NYC Homeless Services Chief ApologizesCBS2 introduced you to a family who was relocated into a dangerous apartment by the Department of Homeless Services. On Monday, CBS2 discovered two other forgotten couples facing similar situations.
City Again Vows To Solve Homelessness Crisis Amid Record Shelter Populations, Young Girls' DeathsWith the tragic death of two young sisters in a Bronx cluster shelter this week, and a record number of people living in city homeless shelters, Mayor Bill de Blasio is promising to unveil a new vision for solving the homelessness crisis.
CBS2 Exclusive: City Human Resources Administration Commissioner Vows To Take On Homeless CrisisCBS2 Political Reporter sat for an exclusive interview with Steven Banks, the commissioner of the city’s Human Resources Administration, who is now in charge of doing something about the homelessness crisis.
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