A little over a year ago, the Bloomberg administration attempted to impose strict eligibility requirements for homeless single adults seeking shelter. Today, homeless New Yorkers won an important legal victory when the Appellate Court released a decision declaring this attempt unlawful and in violation of the City’s proper rule-making procedure. This decision confirms an earlier decision made in New York Supreme Court.
Statement by Mary Brosnahan, President and CEO, Coalition for the Homeless:
“Rather than continue this misguided crusade to leave our neighbors in the cold, Mayor Bloomberg must focus instead on the proven and cost-effective policy of his predecessors: investing in affordable housing assistance. With a record 49,000 people sleeping tonight in shelters – including 20,000 children – Mayor Bloomberg must shift course immediately.”
to read Mary Brosnahan‘s full statement as, well as the statements by Steve Banks, Attorney-in-Chief, The Legal Aid Society and Christine C. Quinn and General Welfare Committee Chair Annabel Palma click on link : http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/blog/entry/court-victory-for-homeless-single-adults/