“It was back in 1979 that a young, idealistic lawyer named Robert Hayes brought a lawsuit in behalf of all homeless men in New York. “

Analysis : The City Demands the Homeless Prove It
By Gabe Pressman,Friday, Nov 4, 2011
NBC New York

“New York has a tradition of caring for its most vulnerable people. That’s why it’s shocking to hear that homeless single people will have to prove they are truly homeless to get into a shelter.

My colleague, Melissa Russo, reports that the city’s Department of Homeless Services plans to save $4 million a year by cracking down on those who are unable to show they have no other option but going to a homeless shelter. I have covered the homeless crisis in New York for 32 years — and this latest development is outrageous.

And an e-mail from Eva Clark: “It’s hard to sleep on someone’s floor, especially if they really don’t wish you there and wish you get out and go somewhere and get lost and don’t come back.”

to read the full article click on link: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/The-City-Demands-the-Homeless-Prove-It-133263228.html

 

 

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