Bob Mascali is a former deputy commissioner at the Department of Homeless Services during the Bloomberg administration and formerly affiliated with a non-profit that provides supportive housing for families. He joined CBSN New York to talk about Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to fix the problem in five years.

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